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Fireside Chat with Sam Heidari

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Daryabari Iranian Community Center

1635 The Alameda

San Jose, CA 95126

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Join us for a fireside chat with Dr. Sam Heidari, CEO and Chairman of Quantenna Communications.


Dr. Sam Heidari is a connectivity and communication technologist seeking perfect solutions that enhance our everyday lives with Wi-Fi.


Dr. Heidari joined Quantenna in 2009 as VP of R&D and was later appointed chief executive officer in 2011. He drove the innovation effort in the most advanced Wi-Fi hardware and software solutions to date – thereby enabling networking applications previously not thought possible. Under his leadership, Quantenna completed its IPO (Nasdaq: QTNA) in 2016. Prior to Quantenna, he served as chief technology officer and vice president of Engineering at Ikanos Communications Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm). As one of the original team members, Dr. Heidari then rejoined Ikanos in 2006 via the acquisition of Doradus Technologies Inc., where he had served as president and CEO and grew the company from founding to profitability within 18 months.


Dr. Heidari is chairman of the board of directors for SiTune Corporation. He also serves on the Global Semiconductor Alliance Board of Directors and on the advisory board for the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Dr. Heidari is a senior member of IEEE and holds more than 40 U.S. and international patents. He has authored multiple refereed journals and conference papers and has provided significant contributions, covering wireline and mobile technologies, to the standard organizations IEEE and ITU-T.


Dr. Heidari was named a winner of the 2014 CEO/Executive of the Year by the Golden Bridge Awards and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in science from Northeastern University, all in Electrical Engineering.

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