Lantiq Names Business Unit Head for Customer Premises Equipment

Dirk Wieberneit brings experience in semiconductors for consumer devices and connected home to role as head of CPE business and member of Executive Staff

Jun 05, 2012, 04:00 ET from Lantiq

MUNICH and NEUBIBERG, Germany, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced that Dirk Wieberneit has joined the company as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Business Unit.

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Wieberneit has spent more than twenty years in the consumer and communication semiconductor space, serving in different R&D, CTO and General Management positions at Trident Microsystems, Micronas and Infineon Technologies.

Wieberneit's background in semiconductors for consumer electronics products and his management experience of a fabless chip maker business are strong assets for this role and further strengthen the Lantiq leadership team. Lantiq's CPE unit produces a range of chips and solutions that directly touch the consumer market. 

"Dirk shares our vision of the connected home and has spent the last several years driving it on the client side of the business. His experience will enable us to expand the scope of our roadmap quickly, and to create additional value for our customers," said Dan Artusi, Lantiq's CEO. "I am excited to welcome Dirk to our leadership team and we look forward to leveraging his experience."

"I am deeply impressed by the broad and leading-edge technology portfolio Lantiq was able to build over the last few years," said Dirk Wieberneit. "The connected home is a highly innovative and fast-growing marketplace and Lantiq is perfectly positioned to take a leading role in this emerging environment. I am very excited to help bringing Lantiq's technologies to market and look forward to entering new applications based on this strong foundation."

Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at: and on Twitter at: