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Compass-EOS Receives Top Honors

Compass-EOS, the icPhotonics™ networking pioneer, today announced that it has won two prestigious awards. Compass-EOS won the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award, and Compass-EOS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matt Bross was honored with the IEEE 2014 Chairman’s Award presented by the IEEE Technical Committee on Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR).

Red Herring Top 100 Companies North America Award

As a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner, Compass-EOS has been chosen as one of the top 100 private companies in the North America region. Red Herring’s editorial team analyzed hundreds of cutting-edge companies and technologies and on May 16th it selected Compass-EOS as one of the companies positioned to grow at an explosive rate.

“Compass-EOS is honored to be recognized in the prestigious list of Red Herring Top 100 award winners,” said Matt Bross, Chairman and CEO of Compass-EOS. “Winning this award is an affirmation of the innovative technology of Compass-EOS.”

IEEE CQR Chairman’s Award

Mr. Bross received the IEEE CQR Chairman’s award at a ceremony on May 14th, where he was honored for his sustained global leadership in technological transformations, service to others of all levels through frank communication and personal coaching, and integrity in complex international business matters consistent with that of a role model.

Established in 2004, The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality and Reliability recognizes individuals who have made sustained contributions in the fields of quality, reliability and security of communications services, networks or systems, and have demonstrated the core values of a professional society and integrity consistent with that of a role model.

Other recipients of the IEEE honor included Bernard L. Malone of Windstream Communications, communications consultant Stuart Goldman, and Kevin J. Krantz of Ericsson.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

About Compass-EOS

Compass EOS is a next-generation networking company. Its photonic backplane technology, icPhotonicsTM, powers ultra-bandwidth dense routers that bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization. The Compass-EOS icPhotonicsTM technology is the world’s first commercial silicon for inter-chip optical interconnect. Its family of carrier-grade routers is a new breed of scale-out routers, enabling SDN-based, simplified architectures in service provider networks. Since 2006 Compass has attracted top-tier investors ranging from leading venture capital funds to service providers and networking suppliers.

Note: Compass-EOS, r10004 and icPhotonics are trademarks of Compass-EOS.

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