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Ixia names new CEO

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) said that its board of directors has appointed Bethany Mayer as president and chief executive officer effective the day after Ixia becomes current in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mayer will also join Ixia´s board of directors.

Mayer brings over 25 years of technology experience to Ixia and joins the company from HP where she has held several key executive roles since 2010. Most recently, Mayer served as HP´s senior vice president and general manager of its network functions virtualization business and led the company´s NFV initiative. She holds a bachelor of science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.

Ixia provides converged Internet protocol network validation and network visibility solutions in the United States and internationally. Its solutions are used to design, verify, and monitor a range of Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G/LTE equipment and networks. The company offers hardware platforms, such as chassis; interface cards that generate, receive, and analyze various traffic types at multiple network layers; and network visibility solutions, which enable network visibility into physical and virtual networks, and optimizes monitoring tool performance. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California. Its website is at


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