SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2021 — Astera Labs, a pioneer in purpose-built connectivity solutions for intelligent systems, today announced the promotion of Casey Morrison to chief product officer and the appointment of Aleksandr Oysgelt as vice president of hardware engineering.
As chief product officer, Morrison will drive product strategy and bolster the company’s customer engagement programs across all engineering teams with an overarching goal to deliver an exceptional product experience for its customers and partners. He is a co-founder of Astera Labs and a recipient of multiple industry awards for engineering and product development. During his tenure as vice president of products, Morrison was responsible for several successful product launches, including the Leo Compute Express Link (CXL) Memory Accelerator Platform, Taurus Ethernet Smart Cable Module, and Aries CXL/PCI Express (PCIe) Smart Retimer.
“A key reason behind Astera Labs’ success stems from our commitment to developing products that solve real-world connectivity problems and do so in a manner which provides customers with actionable fleet diagnostics and ease-of-use features to ensure seamless integration into their system,” said Morrison. “I’m proud of the work our team has done thus far to become the industry’s leading cloud connectivity partner and am ready to continue solving our customers’ most pressing challenges with new groundbreaking solutions.”
As the newly appointed vice president of hardware engineering, Oysgelt will spearhead Astera Labs’ hardware engineering operations to complement its industry leading silicon development team for cloud connectivity solutions. Oysgelt brings over 20 years of experience in engineering and technical management with a proven track record in driving innovation in hardware engineering in cloud and data center markets. He has been involved as a technical advisor to Astera Labs since 2018 and helped guide the company’s rapid expansion in board and system level products for data center applications.
“I first got involved with Astera Labs shortly after its founding and I’m delighted that the company has successfully executed its vision to be the industry leader in purpose-built cloud connectivity solutions within just three years,” said Oysgelt. “I share Astera Labs’ core commitment to innovating exponentially and look forward to continue my journey with this team to build out a world-class hardware engineering operation that unlocks the true potential of intelligent systems in the cloud.”
Oysgelt was one of the early employees at Arista Networks and Insieme Networks where he drove hardware development for data center switches. He has also held leadership roles driving hardware development and evaluating emerging technologies at Cisco and Deutsche Bank Labs. Most recently, Oysgelt managed hardware development for autonomous vehicle systems at Zoox, an Amazon company.
“I am excited to have Aleksandr expand his role within Astera Labs to lead our hardware engineering team as we expand our focus on providing system and board level connectivity solutions for data-centric applications,” said Jitendra Mohan, chief executive officer for Astera Labs. “Casey’s elevation to the role of chief product officer and Aleksandr’s appointment as vice president of hardware engineering will strengthen the company’s ability to define, drive and deliver compelling solutions for distributing data in intelligent systems.
About Astera Labs
Astera Labs Inc., a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is a leader in purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems throughout the data center. The company’s product portfolio includes system-aware semiconductor integrated circuits, boards, and services to enable robust CXL, PCIe, and Ethernet connectivity. For more information about Astera Labs including open positions, visit www.AsteraLabs.com.
Source: Astera Labs