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Tejas Networks CTO, Dr. Sivarajan, wins Techno Visionary Award

February 2, 2010 Bangalore, India

Bangalore, February 2nd 2010: Tejas Networks, a leader in next-generation optical networking products, announced today that Dr. Kumar N Sivarajan, Chief Technology Officer, has been awarded the Techno Visionary award by the Indian Semiconductor Association. Dr. Sivarajan received the award at the ISA Vision Summit in Bangalore

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award. Having been closely associated with optical networking as a researcher, teacher and entrepreneur, I see this award as more than a personal recognition. It is a testimonial to the progress we are making at Tejas Networks to realize the vision of creating a global product company from India and making India a hub for technological excellence”, said Dr. Sivarajan.

“Kumar’s contributions to the world of optical networking need no introduction and he is a true techno visionary in the field of optical networking. Having graduated from the finest schools in the world, he excelled as a researcher, a teacher and as a technologist who has been setting the direction for new optical networking architectures and innovative products. He has been instrumental in shaping the technology vision of Tejas that has led to the creation of world-class products that are deployed in every major network in India and across more than 50 countries worldwide. We at Tejas Networks congratulate Kumar on his stupendous achievement and look forward to being guided by his vision”, said Sanjay Nayak, CEO & MD, Tejas Networks.

ISA’s Techno Visionary award is part of the Technovation awards initiative that recognizes role models and excellence in the electronics ecosystem, covering the whole value chain. The Techno Visionary award is given to a luminary who has made outstanding contributions to the electronics ecosystem and whose work has had a noteworthy impact in India and across the world.

About Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA)

ISA’s vision is to establish India as the preferred global hub for excellence in creation of semiconductor products through technology leadership. The primary objective of ISA is to act as a catalyst for the growth of the semiconductor industry in India. ISA objectives include driving the technology vision of the semiconductor industry, creating global awareness for Indian semiconductor industry outside of the generic “IT” umbrella, creating win-win interactions amongst semiconductor product and services companies, government, academia, venture capitalists and industry bodies and creating an enabling ecosystem that catalyzes industry’s growth and leadership. For more information, visit ISA athttp://www.osaonline.org