Siros Technologies Announces Appointment of Ajay Anand as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Anand to Lead Market and Business Strategies for Siros' VCSEL-Based

Multichannel Light Source



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Siros Technologies, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Siros Technologies, Inc., a
 privately held company driving new optical technologies into the optical
 communications market, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ajay Anand to
 Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. With
 significant and broad experience in optical and data networking, Anand will
 assume overall responsibility for business and marketing activities related to
 Siros' VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) multichannel light
 source technology.
     Most recently, Anand was Vice President of Business Development at Maple
 Optical Systems where he built the company's North American sales strategy,
 established the sales team, and fostered key customer relationships. Prior to
 that, he held several positions at Lucent Technologies in sales, business
 development, and marketing. In his last position at Lucent, Anand was a Sales
 Director responsible for customer relationship management and sales of
 Lucent's optical networking equipment to AT&T. Anand also held engineering
 positions at BellSouth Corporation prior to Lucent.
     "Ajay brings a track record of exceptional customer relationships and
 market knowledge to Siros," said Dr. Barbara Grant, President and CEO of
 Siros. "We are thrilled to have his strength and experience leading and
 accelerating our efforts."
     "I am very excited about joining the Siros team," said Anand. "Siros is
 developing truly breakthrough technology that will significantly lower the
 cost, floor space, and power required of DWDM equipment. In turn, this will
 enable service providers to dramatically reduce the cost of deploying DWDM
 systems and to manage wavelengths more efficiently."
 
     About Siros Technologies, Inc.
     Siros Technologies, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is
 developing optical components and subsystems for high bandwidth optical
 communications. The innovative design of the Siros "vertical cavity surface
 emitting laser" (VCSEL) technology radically simplifies the way in which a
 VCSEL acts as a light source in environments that need a large number of
 wavelengths to be transmitted on a single fiber. The result is a novel and
 highly integrated solution that dramatically reduces the total cost of
 ownership for optical networking customers. Siros is a privately held company,
 funded by top venture and corporate investors such as New Enterprise
 Associates and Lucent Technologies. More information on Siros can be found on
 the company's web site at www.sirostech.com.
     NOTE:  Brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Siros Technologies, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Siros Technologies, Inc., a
 privately held company driving new optical technologies into the optical
 communications market, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ajay Anand to
 Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. With
 significant and broad experience in optical and data networking, Anand will
 assume overall responsibility for business and marketing activities related to
 Siros' VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) multichannel light
 source technology.
     Most recently, Anand was Vice President of Business Development at Maple
 Optical Systems where he built the company's North American sales strategy,
 established the sales team, and fostered key customer relationships. Prior to
 that, he held several positions at Lucent Technologies in sales, business
 development, and marketing. In his last position at Lucent, Anand was a Sales
 Director responsible for customer relationship management and sales of
 Lucent's optical networking equipment to AT&T. Anand also held engineering
 positions at BellSouth Corporation prior to Lucent.
     "Ajay brings a track record of exceptional customer relationships and
 market knowledge to Siros," said Dr. Barbara Grant, President and CEO of
 Siros. "We are thrilled to have his strength and experience leading and
 accelerating our efforts."
     "I am very excited about joining the Siros team," said Anand. "Siros is
 developing truly breakthrough technology that will significantly lower the
 cost, floor space, and power required of DWDM equipment. In turn, this will
 enable service providers to dramatically reduce the cost of deploying DWDM
 systems and to manage wavelengths more efficiently."
 
     About Siros Technologies, Inc.
     Siros Technologies, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is
 developing optical components and subsystems for high bandwidth optical
 communications. The innovative design of the Siros "vertical cavity surface
 emitting laser" (VCSEL) technology radically simplifies the way in which a
 VCSEL acts as a light source in environments that need a large number of
 wavelengths to be transmitted on a single fiber. The result is a novel and
 highly integrated solution that dramatically reduces the total cost of
 ownership for optical networking customers. Siros is a privately held company,
 funded by top venture and corporate investors such as New Enterprise
 Associates and Lucent Technologies. More information on Siros can be found on
 the company's web site at www.sirostech.com.
     NOTE:  Brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Siros Technologies, Inc.