Wi-Fi gear start-up Vivato is continuing its search for a permanent chief executive, after former head and co-founder Ken Biba stepped down four weeks ago, the company confirmed. Biba remains chairman of the board. The San Francisco-based company has brought in Don Stalter as interim chief. Stalter has reduced employee numbers in the engineering department and has added more sales, marketing and support staff. The company has about 77 workers.
Stalter said the company now has enough cash to sustain it for two years, even without making a sale. Vivato has been working on its next generation of switches, which will use the 802.11g Wi-Fi standard and provide greater throughput and coverage than did previous models. Among the id="1020036">investors in Vivato is chipmaker Intel's Communications Fund.