Monday, February 3, 2014

Compass-EOS Names Matt Bross as Chairman and CEO

Compass-EOS named Matthew Bross as its Chairman and CEO, replacing Gadi Bahat, who had expressed his wish to pursue new challenges. He will also assume the role of Chairman of the Board, replacing Mr. Haim Shani, who will remain as a board member of Compass-EOS, as he begins managing his newly established technology private equity fund. Bross will manage the company from its US and Israel offices.

Bross previously served as CTO of Huawei, and before that he was BT Group Chief Technology Officer and CEO of BT innovate.

Compass EOS is a next-generation routing company that leverages silicon photonics to radically transform routing architectures.

In November 2013, Compass-EOS, a start-up based in Netanya, Israel, announced $42 million in new venture funding for its next-gen silicon-to-photonics-based routers.

The company's silicon-to-photonics implementation, which it calls icPhotonics, simplifies router design by bringing the entire backplane on-chip.   The on–chip optical integration ensures QoS routing at high utilization rates and congestion-free multicast packet handling.

The company's first product, r10004, is a carrier-grade, modular platform offering 800 Gbps Capacity in a 6U enclosure.  It offers 2 x 100G ports or 20 x 10G ports with full Layer 3 routing functionality for core, peering or aggregation deployments. Compass-EOS launched its r10004 router in March 2013, announcing the commercial shipment of its icPhotonics-based routers.