Sam Heidari, Ph.D.

CEO Quantenna Communications

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Dr. Sam Heidari is a seasoned technology executive, with extensive experience with both public and private companies. Prior to Quantenna, he was the CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Ikanos Communications (Nasdaq: IKAN). Dr. Heidari was one of the original team members of Ikanos, and then rejoined Ikanos Communications in 2006 via acquisition of Doradus Technologies, where he served as the President and CEO. Under his leadership, Doradus Technologies grew from creation to profitability within 18 months. In his career, Dr. Heidari has held many senior management and technical positions in the different areas of wireless and wireline communications and networking at Sony Electronics, Linkabit Wireless and Torrey Communications.

Dr. Heidari is the chairman of the Board of Directors for SiTune Corporation and also serves on the advisory board for the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a senior member of IEEE and holds 35 U.S patents. He has authored many refereed journals and conference papers as well as provided significant contributions in standard organizations such as IEEE and ITU-T covering wireline and mobile technologies.

Dr. Heidari earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Southern California, and a B.S. degree from Northeastern University, all in Electrical Engineering.

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