Astera Labs expands hardware development and product strategy with new leadership appointments


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 to vice president of hardware engineering. .

As Chief Product Officer, Morrison will lead product strategy and strengthen the company’s customer engagement programs across all engineering teams with an overarching goal of delivering an exceptional product experience to its customers and partners. He is a co-founder of Astera Labs and the recipient of several 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 acceleration platform, Taurus Ethernet Smart Cable Module™ and Aries CXL/PCI Express® (PCIe® ) Intelligent self-timer.

“A key reason for Astera Labs’ success stems from our commitment to developing products that solve real-world connectivity challenges and do so in a way that provides customers with actionable fleet diagnostics and easy-to-use features. to use to ensure seamless integration into their system,” Morrison said. “I’m proud of the work our team has done to become the industry’s leading cloud connectivity partner and I’m ready to continue solving our customers’ most pressing challenges with groundbreaking new solutions.”

As the new Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Oysgelt will lead Astera Labs’ hardware engineering operations to complement its industry-leading silicon development team for cloud connectivity solutions. Oysgelt brings over 20 years of engineering and technical management experience with a proven track record of driving hardware engineering innovation in the cloud and data center markets. He has been involved as a Technical Advisor with Astera Labs since 2018 and has helped guide the company’s rapid expansion into board and system level products for data center applications.

“I first became involved with Astera Labs shortly after its inception and am thrilled that the company has successfully realized its vision of being the industry leader in purpose-built cloud connectivity solutions in just three years. “, said Oysgelt. “I share Astera Labs’ core commitment to exponential innovation and look forward to continuing my journey with this team to create a world-class hardware engineering operation that unlocks the true potential of intelligent systems in the cloud. .”

Oysgelt was an early employee of Arista Networks and Insieme Networks, where he led hardware development for data center switches. He has also held leadership positions in hardware development and emerging technology evaluation at Cisco and Deutsche Bank Labs. Most recently, Oysgelt managed hardware development for autonomous vehicle systems at Zoox, an Amazon company.

“I am delighted that Aleksandr is expanding his role at Astera Labs to lead our hardware engineering team as we expand our focus on delivering system and board-level connectivity solutions for hardware-centric applications. data,” said Jitendra Mohan, CEO of Astera Labs. “Casey’s elevation to chief product officer and Aleksandr’s appointment to vice president of hardware engineering will strengthen the company’s ability to define, drive and deliver compelling solutions for data distribution. in intelligent systems.

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About Astera Laboratories

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 ICs, boards and services enabling robust CXL, PCIe and Ethernet connectivity. For more information about Astera Labs, including open positions, visit

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