Lantiq Names Executive to Intensify Focus on Telecom Carriers in Americas

MUNICH, NEUBIBERG, Germany and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantiq, a leading supplier of chips and software for broadband access and home networking, today announced that it has named Bill McDonald as Director Business Development.

"We continue to increase activities to ensure that telecom carriers, our customers' customer, understand the strong value we provide to broadband access and digital home service offerings. Bill McDonald is well known in the communications market for his energy, ability to identify new trends and opportunities, and focus on delivering results," stated David Boikess, Senior Vice President Global Sales at Lantiq. "His strong background, extensive relationships, and deep understanding of the key Telcos in the Americas will help us expand sales penetration and create new opportunities for Lantiq and our customers. We are thrilled to have Bill join our team."

McDonald has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries, in various technical, Sales, Marketing and Management positions. Most recently he was Director, Carrier Development and Relations at Ikanos Communications, where he managed the world-wide Carrier development activities for both Central Office and CPE solutions.

McDonald started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a Member of the Technical Staff. He also has held Product Marketing and Product Management positions at Fujitsu Network Communications, Metro-Optix, Inc., Mahi Networks, Centillium Communications and Transwitch Corp.

McDonald received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University.

About Lantiq

Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, offers a broad and innovative semiconductor product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital Home. More Information about Lantiq is available on our Website or via Twitter @Lantiq and YouTube.

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