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2014

18-SEP-2014
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Memoir Systems
Acquisition will enable the proliferation of affordable, fast memory for existing Cisco switch ASICs and will help advance Cisco's ASIC innovations necessary to meet next-generation IT requirements.

17-SEP-2014
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Metacloud
Acquisition of private OpenStack cloud service company accelerates Cisco's Intercloud strategy.

29-JUL-2014
Cisco Innovators: Theme Investments
Take a peek inside the next evolution of the Cisco Investments platform.

09-JUL-2014
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Tail-f Systems
The acquisition of Tail-f accelerates Cisco's cloud virtualization strategy of delivering software that increases value to our customers' applications and services.

27-JUN-2014
Cisco Announces Acquisition of Assemblage
Assemblage offers real-time collaboration apps for shared whiteboarding, presentation broadcasting and screensharing.

23-JUN-2014
Cisco Investments Allocates USD $ 40 Million to Fund early-stage firms in India
New Funding Boosts Cisco's commitment to driving product and technology innovation in India.

19-JUN-2014
Cisco Investments Commits $150 Million to the Cisco Canada Innovation Program
Under Cisco Investments, the Cisco Canada Innovation Program will Invest $150 Million in Canadian Companies and Continue Cisco's Commitment to Driving Innovation in Canada.

17-JUN-2014
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Tail-f Systems
The acquisition advances Cisco's cloud virtualization portfolio with industry-leading network service orchestration technology.

21-MAY-2014
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ThreatGRID
The acquisition of ThreatGRID and its team of security innovators strengthen Cisco's security strategy to deliver intelligent and comprehensive cybersecurity for the real world.

30-APR-2014
Cisco Investments Allocates $150 Million to Fund Early-Stage Firms Around the Globe
New funding boosts Cisco Investments' $2 Billion portfolio to fuel innovation in disruptive markets.

30-APR-2014
There is No Limit to Innovation
Hilton Romanski (SVP, Business Development) on the evolution of Cisco Investments.

13-MAR-2014
Cisco Announces First Venture Capital Funding Allocation in Jordan to Badia Impact Fund
Cisco joins European Investment Bank, King Abdullah Fund for Development, and Accelerator Technology Holdings in fund's first closing.

08-JAN-2014
Cisco Investments Shape the Disruptions that will Define Tomorrow's World<
Cisco Investments is one of the most active corporate venture investors globally and employs a disciplined balance between seeking strategic and financial return in each investment.

2013

17-DEC-2013
Cisco Announces Acquisition of Collaborate.com
Together, Cisco and Collaborate plan to provide a comprehensive solution that enables the mobile workforce to work smarter and more efficiently from virtually anywhere.

10-DEC-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Insieme Networks
Cisco today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held Insieme Networks, a company focused on the development of application-centric infrastructure products in the data center.

06-NOV-2013
Cisco to Acquire Insieme Networks
Insieme Networks' platform includes innovation in hardware and silicon ASICS with the goal of delivering a virtualization model that can run across the entire network.

29-OCT-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of WHIPTAIL
WHIPTAIL will strengthen Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) strategy and enhance application performance by integrating scalable solid state memory into the UCS's fabric computing architecture.

07-OCT-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Sourcefire<
With the close of this acquisition, Cisco will provide one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios.

10-SEP-2013
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire WHIPTAIL
Acquisition strengthens Cisco's Unified Computing System strategy with integration of high performance solid state memory systems.

30-JUL-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Composite Software
Composite will expand Cisco's portfolio of Smart Services and extend our next-generation services platform by connecting data and infrastructure.

23-JUL-2013
Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire Sourcefire
Accelerates Cisco's security vision of continuous and pervasive advanced threat protection.

01-JUL-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of JouleX
JouleX complements Cisco's existing services portfolio by using the capabilities of the network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments.

20-JUN-2013
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Composite Software
Expands Cisco Services Portfolio with Data Virtualization Software and Services.

29-MAY-2013
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire JouleX
Acquisition enhances Cisco's software-as-a-service offerings with energy management for enterprise networks and data center infrastructures.

24-MAY-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Ubiquisys
The acquisition will enable a comprehensive small-cell solution for service providers that supports the transition to next-generation radio access networks.

03-APR-2013
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Ubiquisys
Acquisition further strengthens Cisco's mobility strategy to enable more intelligent mobile internet networks for service providers.

25-MAR-2013
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire SolveDirect
SolveDirect's capabilities will enable Cisco to extend our portfolio of smart and connected IT services to our global ecosystem of customers, partners and resellers.

20-MAR-2013
M&A: Taking Action When It Matters Most
Hilton Romanski explains how our recent acquisitions activity—14 in 2012—supports our company strategy and maps to market opportunities in Video, Mobility, Data Center, and more.

25-FEB-2013
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Intucell
Acquisition enhances Cisco's commitment to global service providers by adding a critical network intelligence layer to manage & optimize spectrum, coverage, capacity & quality of the mobile experience.

29-JAN-2013
Cisco to Boost Network Security Platform with Acquisition of Cognitive Security
Cognitive Security is focused on taking cutting edge research in the field of network security and applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats.

23-JAN-2013
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Intucell
The acquisition advances Cisco's service provider mobile networking leadership.

2012

18-DEC-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire BroadHop
BroadHop is a provider of next-generation policy control and service management technology for carrier networks worldwide.

17-DEC-2012
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Cariden
The acquisition further strengthens Cisco's ability to lead the evolution in service provider networking.

10-DEC-2012
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Cloupia
Acquisition extends Cisco's data center portfolio with software that enables management of converged infrastructure solutions.

29-NOV-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Cariden
The acquisition further strengthens Cisco's ability to lead the evolution in service provider networking.

18-NOV-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Meraki
Acquisition accelerates Cisco's evolution toward software-centric solutions; expands cloud-based network offerings to new markets.

15-NOV-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Cloupia
Acquisition extends Cisco's data center portfolio with software that enables management of converged infrastructure solutions.

04-OCT-2012
Cisco Acquires vCider
vCider has expertise in the development of virtual network overlay technology for secure data center infrastructure.

26-SEP-2012
Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart Technologies
ThinkSmart Technologies is a software company that delivers location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology.

31-JUL-2012
Cisco Completes Acquisition of NDS
Expanded video portfolio to accelerate Cisco Videoscape, enabling service providers and media companies to provide next generation entertainment experiences.

16-JUL-2012
Cisco Acquires Virtuata
Virtuata provides innovative capabilities for securing virtual machine level information in data centers and cloud environments.

03-MAY-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Truviso
Acquisition reinforces Cisco's commitment to intelligent networking by providing customers with enhanced, real-time data analytics.

01-MAY-2012
Cisco Completes Acquisition of ClearAccess
Cisco and ClearAccess' combined network management and software capabilities will enable service providers to better deliver, manage and monetize their services.

28-MAR-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ClearAccess
Acquisition enhances Cisco's network management capabilities, enabling service providers to better deliver, manage and monetize their services.

19-MAR-2012
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Lightwire
The acquisition will allow Cisco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity.

15-MAR-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire NDS
Acquisition of NDS Will Expand Cisco's Ability to Transform How Service Providers and Media Companies Worldwide Deliver Next-Generation Video Experiences to Subscribers.

24-FEB-2012
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Lightwire
Acquisition of Innovative Optical Interconnect Technology Advances Cisco's Commitment to Enable Global Service Providers to Build Next-Generation Internet.

2011

14-NOV-2011
Cisco Completes Acquisition of BNI Video
With the close of the acquisition, BNI Video employees join Cisco's Service Provider Video Technology Group.

20-OCT-2011
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire BNI Video
BNI Video supplies service providers with two major video products that offer video back-office and content delivery network (CDN) analytic capabilities.

29-AUG-2011
Cisco Announces Acquisition of Versly
Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content.

21-AUG-2011
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire AXIOSS Software Assets
Acquisition Designed to Allow Cisco to Enable Service Providers to Generate New Revenue Opportunities.

15-APR-2011
Cisco Completes Acquisition of newScale
newScale allows commercial and enterprise customers to initiate the provisioning of their own systems and infrastructure on an as-needed basis.

29-MAR-2011
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire newScale
newScale allows commercial and enterprise customers to initiate the provisioning of their own systems and infrastructure on an as-needed basis.

14-MAR-2011
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Inlet Technologies
Inlet strengthens the capabilities of Cisco's Videoscape TV platform, allowing service and content providers to deliver compelling video experiences to any device over any Internet Protocol network.

02-MAR-2011
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Pari Networks
Pari Networks' technology will integrate into Cisco's smart services and help accelerate the ability of Cisco and its partners to manage the health and stability of customer networks.

04-FEB-2011
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Inlet Technologies
Cisco and Inlet Technologies will enable service providers and content owners to provide an enhanced consumer experience by delivering video to any device over any IP network.

26-JAN-2011
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Pari Networks
Pari Networks is a leading provider of network configuration and change management (NCCM) and compliance management solutions that will complement Cisco's smart service capabilities.

2010

13-DEC-2010
Cisco Completes Acquisition of LineSider
LineSider enhances Cisco's ability to rapidly provision network services.

01-DEC-2010
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire LineSider
LineSider is a leading provider of network management software that helps customers build the network services necessary to securely create and deploy cloud computing infrastructure.

23-SEP-2010
Cisco Completes Acquisition of ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia enables Cisco to help service providers deliver multi-screen offerings as the market transitions to IP video.

20-SEP-2010
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Arch Rock
Arch Rock is a pioneer in Internet Protocol-based wireless network technology for smart-grid applications.

02-SEP-2010
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Arch Rock
Arch Rock is a pioneer in Internet Protocol-based wireless network technology for smart-grid applications.

26-AUG-2010
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia is a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models.

16-JUL-2010
Cisco Completes Acquisition of CoreOptics
Cisco today announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held CoreOptics Inc., a designer of digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for high-speed optical networking applications.

02-JUN-2010
Cisco Completes Acquisition of MOTO
MOTO's talent base will complement Cisco's and enable Cisco to rapidly enhance its consumer product development road map.

20-MAY-2010
Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire CoreOptics
Acquisition reinforces Cisco's commitment to deliver high-speed networking and enable Service Providers to meet growing network demands.

18-MAY-2010
Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire MOTO
Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held MOTO Development Group, a design consulting firm that develops products and product strategies for the consumer industry.

05-MAY-2010
Cisco Completes Acquisition of DVN Set-Top Box Business
DVN is a market and technology leader in digital cable solutions and shares Cisco's vision of a high-performance, scalable and services-rich cable interactive platform extending into every home.

18-APR-2010
Cisco Completes TANDBERG Offer and Launches Compulsory Acquisition
The close of this transaction, and the consequent creation of an extensive combined product portfolio, accelerates Cisco's vision of changing the way people communicate and collaborate by delivering simple, unique and interoperable collaboration experiences.

29-MAR-2010
Cisco Receives Antitrust Approvals from European Commission & US DoJ for Acquisition of TANDBERG
EU Approval Conditional Upon Appointment of Monitoring Trustee.

09-FEB-2010
Cisco and TANDBERG Provide Technology Roadmap Update Prior to Transaction Close
The companies reiterated previously announced plans to form a Cisco TelePresence Technology Group that will retain and build on product lines from both companies once the transaction closes.

2009

18-DEC-2009
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Starent Networks
Cisco today announced it has completed its acquisition of Starent Networks, a leading supplier of Internet Protocol (IP) based mobile infrastructure solutions targeting mobile and converged carriers.

16-DEC-2009
Cisco Receives Clearance from the U.S. DOJ and FTC for Starent Networks Acquisition
With the receipt of this clearance, Cisco has now satisfied the regulatory approval requirements under the merger agreement to complete the acquisition of Starent Networks.

07-DEC-2009
Cisco Completes Acquisition of ScanSafe, Leading SaaS Web Security Provider
ScanSafe is a market leader of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security solutions.

02-NOV-2009
Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire DVN Set-Top Box Business
Acquisition Furthers Cisco's Vision of the Global Connected Home.

27-OCT-2009
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ScanSafe
Will Broaden Existing On-Premise Web Security Offering and Expand Cloud-Based Service Opportunities.

13-OCT-2009
Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire Starent Networks
Acquisition of Starent Networks expands Cisco's mobile internet offerings for Service Providers.

01-OCT-2009
Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG
Acquisition of TANDBERG to Expand Cisco's Collaboration Offering and Enable Customers to Transform How They Do Business Globally.

23-JUN-2009
Cisco Holding Steady in Venture Capital Efforts Despite Roiling Economy
While many corporations cut back their seed money for startups, Cisco continues to invest in promising companies in 2009.

21-MAY-2009
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Pure Digital Technologies
The acquisition of Pure Digital is key to Cisco's strategy to expand its momentum in the media-enabled home and capture the consumer market transition to visual networking.

20-MAY-2009
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Tidal Software
Tidal Software's intelligent solutions will advance Cisco's data center strategy by providing timely, accurate and cost-efficient management and automation of application performance across entire business operations, from the server through the network to the desktop.

9-APR-2009
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Tidal Software
Tidal Software is the creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions that will advance Cisco's data center strategy by enhancing product and service delivery offerings.

19-MAR-2009
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Pure Digital Technologies
Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held Pure Digital Technologies Inc. San Francisco-based Pure Digital, creator of the best-selling Flip Video brand, is a pioneer in developing consumer-friendly video solutions with mass-market appeal.

29-JAN-2009
Ned Hooper Ranked #63 on Forbes Midas List
Cisco's acquisitions and venture investment boss racked up two big exits last year: PA Semiconductor and address book manager Plaxo for $175 million.

27-JAN-2009
Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc.
Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent middleware technology that enables businesses to integrate building infrastructure and information technology (IT) applications over a common Internet Protocol (IP) network, resulting in improved efficiencies, greater energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

07-JAN-2009
Cisco Funds Xobni, the Outlook Search Tool
Cisco Systems, which has been expanding its workplace collaboration tools, has taken an interest in Xobni, the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for people who are drowning in e-mail.

2008

01-DEC-2008
Two Kinds of Integration
Cisco Systems Inc. does deals at a pace few companies can match: five so far in 2008 and more than 125 since 1993.

18-NOV-2008
Cisco VC looks to invest in weak funding market
Valuations being sought by tech start-ups in a global economy seized by a liquidity crunch are becoming "rational and realistic", says computer networking gear maker Cisco Systems Inc.

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