Matisse Aims to Make Impression

Switch startup hires former Amber Networks CEO Sam Mathan, readies product launch

January 11, 2005

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Matisse Aims to Make Impression

Stealth mode startup Matisse Networks is filling out its management team as it prepares to launch its first switch product later this year (see Matisse Discloses Mgt. Team).

Former Amber Networks CEO Sam Mathan is the man charged with bringing Matisse out of the shadows. The Hyderabad, India-born exec has a strong track record building switch vendors. Amber Networks was sold to Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) for $421 million in July 2001. Prior to that, Mathan worked for Ascend Communications., which was snapped up by Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU) for a cool $24 billion in 1999.

So, what does Matisse actually do?

Read all about it at Next-Gen Data Center Forum.

— James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-Gen Data Center Forum

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