27/04/2005

News @ Cisco: Cisco Systems to Acquire Sipura Technology

News @ Cisco: Cisco Systems to Acquire Sipura Technology

2nd time around for the Sipura founders. It seems that originally the Cisco ATA-186 was made by a small company and they were bought out by Cisco. The founders then left and set-up Sipura (and couldn't do various things for a few years - so they bided their time and designed).

Now Cisco has acquired Sipura (via it's Linksys division) for $68M in cash and shares, so how long before the founders leave again and do the whole start-up thing and then sell to Cisco again ... seems a good business model.

Sipura make some good VoIP kit, let's hope that Cisco/Linksys continue to offer decent product set as Sipura join the fold.
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