CopperGate Communications Expands Senior Management Team : Company Rapidly Expanding Product Line and Geography

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CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company™, has expanded its senior management team by naming four new vice presidents: Tsach Shwartz, engineering; David Baum, worldwide marketing; Michael Weissman, North American marketing and Eran Schwartz, operations.

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To continue the company's explosive global growth and help transition from a single technology vendor to the overall category leader in home entertainment networks, we have filled out the management team with four seasoned executives who know how to manage complex, multi-product, global operations.

"CopperGate is the leader in silicon for coax and phone line-based IPTV deployments," said Gabi Hilevitz, CopperGate CEO. "To continue the company's explosive global growth and help transition from a single technology vendor to the overall category leader in home entertainment networks, we have filled out the management team with four seasoned executives who know how to manage complex, multi-product, global operations."

As vice president of engineering, Tsach Shwartz is responsible for all engineering development efforts at CopperGate. Previously, he was vice president of R&D at Alvarion, the leading supplier of WiMax solutions, where he managed a 200-person engineering team across three continents and helped the company grow to more than $200 million in sales across 150 countries.

CopperGate co-founder David Baum will now direct all global marketing and product management functions as vice president of worldwide marketing. Previously, he was vice president of North American business development, where he helped establish CopperGate's North American presence and secure many top accounts.

Michael Weissman, vice president of North American marketing oversees the CopperGate brand, marketing communications, and market research functions. Previously, he was CEO of a venture-backed start-up and marketing advisor to leading technology companies such as Adobe, Amazon, Apple, HP, Intel, and Qualcomm.

The new vice president of operations, Eran Schwartz manages CopperGate's supply chain, logistics, IT and administration. Before joining CopperGate, he was logistics, purchasing and IT manager at Ness Technologies, a global provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions with operations in 18 countries.

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications is the only company whose standards-based chipsets enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. The company sells its solutions to OEMs who build systems for the multimedia home networking and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access markets. CopperGate's technology is used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges deployed by four of the top five telcos in North America who are deploying IPTV. Founded in 2000, CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan. Please visit http://www.copper-gate.com.

CopperStream, CopperGate, CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company and the CopperGate Emblems are trademarks or registered trademarks of CopperGate in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

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