Cisco buys CoreOptics for $99 million
May 25, 2010 // Peter Clarke, EETimes.com
Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has announced its intent to acquire privately-held CoreOptics Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) for $99 million in cash and other incentives.
CoreOptics was founded in 2001 and, although headquartered in San Jose,
has its main engineering resources in Nuremburg and Stuttgart, Germany.
The company develops and manufactures 10G and 40G modules and ICs for
The company raised more than $90 million from leading venture
capital investors including: Atila Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, GIMV,
High Tech Private Equity GmbH, Quest for Growth NV, T-Com, and TVM
Cisco said the acquisition of CoreOptics will enable it to
equip service provider customers with 100 gigabits per second
transmission technology to help scale their networks Cisco estimates
that global IP traffic will increase fivefold from 2008 to 2013 with a
40 percent compound annual growth rate.
The acquisition expands Cisco's optical presence in Europe, builds on
its existing European operations in Monza,Italy. CoreOptics has an
engineering team that has expertise in digital ASIC design, advanced
modulation formats, optical systems, applications and network
"With this acquisition, Cisco reinforces its commitment to continue to
invest in its core networking business and to deliver IP
next-generation networks at 100 Gbps and beyond," said Surya Panditi,
vice president and general manager of Cisco's service provider access
and transport technology group, in a statement.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second half of calendar year 2010
IKEA GreenTech invests in energy-efficient LED technology developer
August 26, 2014
IKEA GreenTech, an IKEA Group venture capital company, has invested in Design LED Products Ltd, a Scottish company that develops ...
Searching through big data with the NSA
China Launching Its Own OS, Seriously?
JEDEC unveils standard for low power memory devices
Audi makes the leap to 48V supply
Webinar: Printed circuit board test and in line automation
August 25, 2014
On Wednesday 1st October at 15h00 CET, participants of this webinar will learn the latest advances in in-line PCBA test automation ...
Goepel electronic strengthens Boundary Scan technology ties to Asia
NAND, DRAM 3D-transition roadmaps
How to kill an ultracapacitor
- Building Blocks for the Internet of Things
- New Linear Regulators Solve Old Problems
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
InterviewCEO interview: Tronics' Langlois makes moves in MEMS
Pascal Langlois has been CEO at Tronics for nine months. He discusses plans for the company and directions for the complex and diverse MEMS technology sector.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.