Sanjeev Challa, Chief Technologist, Ikanos
Sanjeev Challa has more than 25 years of experience in the networking and communications industries. Currently Mr. Challa is chief technologist in the Network Products Group at Ikanos Communications, Inc., where he is responsible for guiding the development of next-generation broadband gateway architectures and triple play service integration. Most recently, Mr. Challa served as product line director at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), which was acquired by Ikanos in February 2006. In this role, he headed the broadband business unit, overseeing development of the Fusiv® architecture and Vx series of gateway processors. Prior to that, he served as director of Engineering in ADI's Communications Processor Group.
Before joining ADI, Mr. Challa was vice president of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at Chiplogic, a start-up engaged in developing broadband gateway processors for integrating data switching, security and VoIP service in the residential and SME markets. Chiplogic was acquired by ADI in 2001. Prior to Chiplogic, Mr. Challa was general manager-technical for Wipro Technologies USA, where he was instrumental in developing IP routing and ATM switching equipment for enterprise and carrier customers.
Mr. Challa earned a B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Regional Engineering College in Warangal, India and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India.