AireSpace’s sale’s other winner


So who is the real winner of AireSpace’s $450 million sale to Cisco Systems? The management, the venture capitalists or the employees. The answer is well it might be a little known Israeli company, PowerDsine, which makes “power-over-ethernet” chips, that basically as the name suggests allow you to send power over ethernet. The company had been trying really hard for years to break into the mother ship of all switches, Cisco. Now it seems to have gotten its wish. The company’s chips were designed into the AireSpace gear. You know its like being a young club goer -you stand on the wrong side of velvet rope and cannot get in. And then one day, just like that, you are dancing inside.

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