AUSTIN, Tex. -- Mike Hathaway, a founder of Ironbridge Networks and a networking industry veteran, has joined Agere Inc. here as chief technical officer. As CTO (a position also held at Ironbridge), Hathaway will help refine and extend Agere's network processor technology.
"Agere has extremely exciting technology, and I'm eager to help develop it and apply it to the market," said Hathaway. "Agere's technology has tremendous potential to enable new and faster network applications, and the Agere team has proven their ability to deliver on their promises."
Agere announced its first product, an OC-48 product called the Fast Pattern Processor, in May, and followed it up with the Routing Switch Processor earlier this month (see Sept. 9 story).
"We actively recruited Mike for his network systems knowledge and experience," said Eric Rothfus, an Agere founder and executive vice president. "Mike is extremely close to both the needs of the market and the latest technology trends, and knows how to bring the two together to deliver high-performance architectures to the marketplace."
Hathaway has been responsible for system architecture definition and implementation at IronBridge, BBN, Xedia Corp., and Fujitsu Nexion.