Sunday, November 18, 2007

Plato Networks Appoints CEO, Former Head of Exar

Plato Networks, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California that is developing physical layer solutions based on a unique approach in signaling technology, has appointed Dr. Roubik Gregorian as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Gregorian previously served as President and CEO of Exar Corp., where he was instrumental in transitioning the company into a major supplier of wire-line and optical products for the communications market. Roubik was also the Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer for Sierra Semiconductor, now PMC-Sierra. Gregorian has been issued 28 patents and authored two textbooks and 45 technical articles.

"Plato Networks has a unique mixed signal processing platform with immense potential. The application to 10 Gigabit Ethernet on copper twisted pair wiring should address the growing needs of the data center and establish Plato as a leading supplier of communications ICs. I am excited to join this world class team and have the opportunity to be part of enabling this market," said Gregorian.

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