Ikanos Communications, Inc. [NASDAQ: IKAN], a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today named Robert Dunnigan as the company’s new vice president of operations. Dunnigan, who will report directly to CEO Omid Tahernia – who joined Ikanos in June this year - will oversee manufacturing processes and streamline supply chain functions to help meet the company’s aggressive expansion plans for delivering cost-effective, high speed digital access.

“As consumer demand exponentially grows for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video, gaming, VoIP and high-speed internet, Ikanos is aggressively developing and delivering new technologies to enable customers and service providers to deliver such applications to the home with maximum efficiency,” according to CEO Omid Tahernia. “As such, Robert will be instrumental as part of our expansion and focus on execution, with his proven track record for getting things done on time and on budget.”

Dunnigan has 29 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, having held senior management and vice presidential positions at Cypress Semiconductor, during which he led global engineering, manufacturing and operations teams and initiatives. Prior to joining Cypress, Dunnigan served as a vice president of design services for Sigmatel, and before that, spent 22 years in Motorola’s Memory and Baseband Semiconductor Divisions, in various levels of management and product engineering. Dunnigan has deep domain experience in the areas of CMOS semiconductor manufacturing, design, testing, and supply chain management.

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.

Ikanos [NASDAQ:IKAN] develops semiconductor and software products to provide very high speed broadband to the digital home with maximum efficiency - delivering fiber optic speed for in-demand applications such as HDTV and high speed Internet services at a small fraction of the cost of deploying fiber to the home. With more than 400 million ports shipped to date, the company’s advanced technologies include broadband DSL communications processors and NodeScale Vectoring to cost-effectively power infrastructure and customer premise equipment and accelerate throughput for many of the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers.

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