AMCC Appoints President and CEO

San Diego-based AMCC announced that it has named Kambiz Hooshmand as President and CEO, as well as a member of the board of directors. Former Chairman, President, and CEO David M. Rickey is retiring effective March 21st but will work with the incoming president to transition the business. According to the company, independent director Cesar Cesaratto will assume the chairman position. Hooshmand joins from Cisco Systems, where he was VP and GM of Cisco's Optical and Broadband Transport group. AMCC provides communications, storage, and embedded products for a variety of markets.