SOURCE: Quantenna Communications


July 19, 2016 09:30 ET

Three Industry Veterans Join Quantenna's Board of Directors

Wi-Fi Leader Welcomes Three New Independent Directors to Its Board and Readies for Its Next Stage of Growth

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions, announced today that Dr. Edward H. Frank, Jack Lazar and Mark A. Stevens have joined its Board of Directors.

"Our ability to continue to attract such high level talent is a testament to not only Quantenna's success, but also the bright future still ahead," said Dr. Sam Heidari, Chairman and CEO of Quantenna. "Ed, Jack and Mark bring exceptional leadership and a unique combination of technical, business, and ecosystem knowledge to help guide Quantenna through its next phase of growth."

"Having spent a significant portion of my career in related markets, I have been impressed with Quantenna's talented team, technology and solutions, " said Dr. Edward Frank. "They have a proven track record of bringing innovative Wi-Fi solutions to market and I look forward to helping them extend their innovation and market leadership in the future."

"Creating a financially sustainable semiconductor company in today's market is challenging, but Quantenna is well positioned to accomplish that. It's exciting to contribute to the scaling of this company and its next chapter of growth," said Jack Lazar.

"Given my long involvement with successful companies in the past, it was clear to me when I met the Quantenna team that the ingredients for continued success are in place. I look forward to working closely with Quantenna to help drive further strategic growth and diversification," said Mark Stevens.

Dr. Edward (Ed) H. Frank

Dr. Edward Frank is Co-Founder and CEO of Cloud Parity Inc., a mobile application company, since 2014. Prior to joining Cloud Parity, he served as Vice President of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, since 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Frank was Corporate Vice President of Research and Development at Broadcom Corporation, where he played a key role in corporate business and IP strategy and was responsible for the company's overall engineering execution in addition to co-founding and leading the engineering group for Broadcom's Wireless LAN business. Prior to joining Broadcom, Dr. Frank was the founding Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President at Epigram, Inc. (later acquired by Broadcom) and was a Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering of NeTpower, Inc. Since 1996, Dr. Frank has served as a Technology Partner at Advanced Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm. Dr. Frank was also Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he co-architected several generations of Sun's SPARCstations and was a principal member of Sun's Green Project, which developed the precursor to the Java cross-platform, web programming language. Dr. Frank holds over 50 issued patents and serves on the Board of Directors at Analog Devices and eASIC Corporation. He is an advisor to several venture capital firms and startups in Silicon Valley and also serves as vice chairman of the Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees.

Jack Lazar

Mr. Jack Lazar is on the Board of Directors at Silicon Labs and TubeMogul and is an Accounting Advisory Board Member at Santa Clara University. From 2014 until March 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer at GoPro, completing its 2014 IPO and growing revenue to over $1.6 billion. Prior to joining GoPro, Mr. Lazar was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Manager at Qualcomm Atheros. From 2003 until the $3.6 billion acquisition of Atheros by Qualcomm in 2011, Mr. Lazar served in a variety of positions and most recently as Atheros' Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. During his tenure at Atheros, the company completed its IPO and grew to over $1 billion in revenue. Prior to joining Atheros, Mr. Lazar was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of NetRatings, an Internet audience measurement and analysis company which went public in 1999 and was subsequently acquired by the Nielsen Company in 2007. Previous to that, Mr. Lazar was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apptitude, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of network management solutions, which was acquired by Hifn, Inc. in 2000 and held various corporate positions at Electronics for Imaging.

Mark A. Stevens

Mr. Mark Stevens is the Managing Partner of S-Cubed Capital. He is also a special limited partner and former managing partner at Sequoia Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Stevens joined Sequoia in 1989 as an associate and later became a partner in 1993. Prior to joining Sequoia, he held a variety of sales positions at Intel Corporation. Mr. Stevens began his career as member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company. Mr Stevens serves on the Board of Directors of NVidia Corporation and has been on the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California (USC) since 2001 as Co-Chair of the Investment Committee and member of Finance and Executive Committees. Mr. Stevens is also a member of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Councilors and is the Founder and Chairman of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory board of the Harvard Business School's California Research Center (CRC). Mr. Stevens is a Trustee at Menlo School and serves on the Investment Committees for Santa Clara University and Sobrato Family Holdings. Since 2010, he has been a part time lecturer for a sales management course at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB) and is an investor and executive board member of the Golden State Warriors.

About Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Quantenna is a global leader and innovator of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions. Quantenna introduced the world's first 10G Wi-Fi technology for a new generation of access points in home, enterprise and public spaces and continues to innovate. Quantenna's Wi-Fi solutions offer superior performance, and establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Coupled with MAUI, Quantenna's cloud-based Wi-Fi analytics platform, service providers can deliver real-time, automated Wi-Fi monitoring, optimization, and self-healing to their customers around the clock to help achieve the best Wi-Fi experience. Quantenna is Wi-Fi Perfected. For more information, visit:

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