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OK Labs Appoints Atish Gude to Board of Directors

Mobile broadband executive to provide valuable insights, end-to-end vision to mobile virtualization company

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Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) announced the appointment of Atish Gude to the company's Board of Directors. A seasoned mobile broadband executive, Gude brings more than a decade of strategic telecommunications experience to the OK Labs Board. Most recently, Gude served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Clearwire Corporation, a leading provider of advanced high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses. With his strong mobile operator background, Gude's director role reinforces OK Labs' comprehensive, end-to-end vision of the mobile/wireless ecosystem, from handset software to operator services to the end-user experience.

"Atish brings deep operator-side expertise and broad industry insight to our board," said OK Labs President and CEO Steve Subar. "His tenure with the carrier segment of telecoms, especially in 3G and 4G build-out and mobile services evolution, will help OK Labs extend the reach and value proposition of mobile virtualization."

Gude's career spans a "who's-who" of mobile broadband. He came to Clearwire as part of the company's merger with Sprint's Xohm business. Previously, Gude led Xohm, Sprint Nextel's 4G business unit, and served as the SVP of Mobile Broadband Operations. Earlier, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Sprint Nextel, where he was responsible for Sprint Nextel's wireless broadband strategy, planning, and technology selection.

"Open Kernel Labs is the clear leader in mobile virtualization, an exciting technology that is transforming the mobile/wireless ecosystem," said Gude. "The OK Labs OKL4 Microvisor is already deployed in more than 500 million handsets. With the recent selection of OKL4 by ST-Ericsson, OK Labs will have the opportunity to enable an even greater portion of the global mobile marketplace, including emerging 4G technologies and services."

Gude has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Virgin Mobile - USA. He joins a diverse and dynamic OK Labs Board of Directors, with representatives of OK Labs incubator NICTA (National ICT, Australia), Citrix, NEO Technology Ventures, and Chrysalis Ventures. Gude has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

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