Exablaze is now part of Cisco.

Cisco Systems to Acquire Exablaze

Author Greg - Date 2019/12/17




Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the Exablaze story. I’m pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Cisco Systems for Exablaze to be wholly acquired. Naturally we are very flattered that an organization of Cisco's size and calibre would show interest in us, let alone seek to acquire us, and we are very excited by the opportunities that lie ahead. The acquisition is described in more detail on Cisco's Blog.

The acquisition will bring together Cisco's global reach, extensive sales and support teams, and broad technology and manufacturing base, with Exablaze's cutting-edge low-latency networking, layer 1 switching, timing and time synchronization technologies, and low-latency FPGA expertise. Once the transaction is finalized, our goal will be to optimally combine the strengths of both organizations. Together with Cisco we will be investing a great deal of thought and deliberation into how we go about the merger process, keeping in mind the close business relationships that we've grown over the years, as well as the unique attributes of our agile and fast-moving industry.

We are very grateful to all of our friends, partners and customers for their support over the years. We are also grateful for the assistance and hard work of our advisors Rosenblatt Securities, as well as our lawyers Gilbert + Tobin and Sullivan & Cromwell, who were all instrumental in bringing this agreement together. We have many exciting new products and ideas in the pipeline, and look forward to developing, selling and supporting them under the Cisco banner.

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