January 6, 2016 – Culver City, CA – Tensorcom, a member of the Nantworks family of companies, today announced the appointment of Siavash Alamouti to its board of directors.
“Siavash has been advising Tensorcom for several years and we are fortunate to have him join our Board of Directors. He has a long and impressive track record in the wireless industry, which includes designing some of the early mobile data protocols and inventing the Alamouti MIMO code, which is now included in nearly every device. Siavash was also the visionary behind WiGig, the missing piece in the wireless ecosystem that provides multi-gigabit seamless wireless data transmission across devices. We look forward to his insights as we further develop and advance our strategic direction and product roadmap,” said Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and Chairman of Tensorcom.
“We first started the initiative for WiGig in 2005, when I was the CTO for Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group. After 10 years, it is finally becoming a reality and WiGig products are starting to appear. Tensorcom has a unique position due to its development of an extremely small and low power solution, which has the potential to significantly accelerate the adoption of WiGig in phones and IoT devices. I’m enthusiastic to join the Tensorcom board and help take the company to the next stage of growth and development,” said Alamouti.
“We invested in WiGig and Tensorcom to accelerate availability of multi-Gig wireless data transport for medical devices. Our vision now includes many applications and use cases for the technology within and outside of the health sector, and we are excited to see that it is finally becoming a reality. Siavash will be instrumental while we are preparing for commercial launch and help us focus on the various opportunities and engagements. Siavash is known for his technical knowledge, passion for the use of technology for the benefit of mankind and commercial pragmatism. He is a great addition to our team,” said Fay Arjomandi, CEO of Tensorcom.