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Cisco to Acquire Spans Logic

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CSCO - News) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held SpansLogic Inc. of Mountain View, Calif. SpansLogic is a leading provider of processors that dramatically improve packet processing speeds across the network.

With each generation of Ethernet offering a 10x increase in speed, embedding SpansLogic performance into Cisco's switch platforms will lead to new levels of feature efficiency.

"It is imperative that the network be tightly integrated with very high speed processing capabilities eliminating bottlenecks," said Tom Edsall, Senior Vice President, Datacenter Business Unit (DCBU). "With SpansLogic, Cisco will be able to improve overall traffic efficiency and throughput across the network."

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

Spans Logic Inc.