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Woven Systems Appoints Christopher Lynch to Board of Directors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Woven Systems(TM), Inc., the leading innovator of 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric solutions, announced today the appointment of Christopher Lynch to its Board of Directors. Mr. Lynch's accomplishments span over 25 years in key leadership roles at networking and computing companies with a strong emphasis in building and growing successful sales and business operations.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ — Woven Systems(TM), Inc., the leading innovator of 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric solutions, announced today the appointment of Christopher Lynch to its Board of Directors. Mr. Lynch's accomplishments span over 25 years in key leadership roles at networking and computing companies with a strong emphasis in building and growing successful sales and business operations.

"Chris Lynch brings a broad range of networking expertise and business experience that will serve as a strong complement to our existing board," said Harry Quackenboss, president and chief executive officer of Woven Systems. "His extensive background in building and leading organizations from small to large multinational corporations will be invaluable to Woven Systems as we begin our next phase of growth."

Mr. Lynch is currently serving as president and chief executive officer at Acopia Networks, a leading supplier of intelligent file virtualization solutions for Fortune 1000 customers. Prior to Acopia, he was vice president of worldwide content delivery networking sales at Cisco Systems. Before joining Cisco, Mr. Lynch was vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and support at Arrowpoint Communications, which was purchased by Cisco Systems for $5.7 billion in June of 2000. Prior to Arrowpoint, Mr. Lynch was vice president of North and South American sales for Lucent Technologies Gigabit Ethernet Products Unit. Earlier in his career, he held sales leadership positions at Prominet Corporation, Bay Networks, Wellfleet Communications and Digital Equipment Corporation.

"Woven's recently announced EFX 1000 Ethernet Fabric Switch leapfrogs incumbent 10 Gigabit Ethernet offerings by dramatically decreasing the cost of deployment while increasing performance and scalability of the network," added Lynch. "I'm excited about helping Woven expand opportunities for its innovative products in meeting the networking needs for connecting servers and storage clusters in Internet and enterprise data centers."

About Woven Systems

Woven Systems is an innovative network infrastructure provider that offers the industry's first massively scalable Ethernet fabric switching solutions for data centers. Fully compliant with IEEE Ethernet standards, Woven redefines network performance and efficiency with Active Congestion Management for balancing traffic, operational simplicity, and a significantly lower cost of switching. The Woven solutions deliver the performance and scalability of InfiniBand(TM), the reliability of Fibre Channel and the ease-of-use of Ethernet. For more information, contact Woven Systems at the company's web site http://www.wovensystems.com

All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. For additional information about Woven Systems: Curtis Chan CHAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. 1.714.447.4993, Ext. 100 cj_chan@chanandassoc.com Derek Granath Woven Systems Inc. 1.408.654.8900, Ext. 140 dgranath@wovensystems.com

SOURCE Woven Systems(TM), Inc.

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