Innovative Optical Interconnect Technology Advances Cisco's Commitment to Enable Global Service Providers to Build Next-Generation Internet.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 19, 2012 - Cisco today announced the completion of the acquisition of privately held Lightwire, Inc. Headquartered in Allentown, Penn., Lightwire develops advanced optical interconnect technology for high-speed networking applications. The acquisition will allow Cisco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity, allowing service provider and data center customers to meet the growing demands of video, data, voice, mobility and cloud services.
The acquisition of Lightwire exemplifies Cisco's build, buy, and partner innovation strategy and supports its focus on driving market leadership in core networking, one of Cisco's five strategic priorities. The acquisition also builds on Cisco's existing optical networking expertise and complements Cisco's acquisition of CoreOptics in 2010.
Cisco and Lightwire will enable cost-effective, high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity, allowing service center and data center provider to meet the growing demands of video, data, voice, mobility and cloud services.