Rumor: Cisco Looking To Sell Off Linksys Division
Linksys will most likely be fine; it’s a valuable brand and will bolster some lucky company’s consumer portfolio, despite some cuts and reductions that Cisco enacted since buying the company for half a billion bucks in 2003. Bloomberg’s sources indicate that TV makers could be interested in Linksys.
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According to Bloomberg, Cisco also owns Scientific Atlanta and NDS Group, Ltd., which produce consumer-level set-top boxes and software for pay-TV channels, respectively. The report did not indicate whether or not those other assets would also be on the auction block, but it did say that Barclay’s will be helping Cisco find a buyer for its Linksys division.