Cisco Acquires Pure Digital v1.0

Summary

In March 2009, Cisco announced its intention to acquire Pure Digital, a manufacturer of low-cost digital video cameras. The move shows that Cisco is holding true to Chairman John Chambers’ word. In early 2009, Chambers said the company was on the prowl for fast-growing innovative companies with hot products. This note examines why Cisco would choose to acquire Pure Digital, a departure from its past consumer-focused acquisitions, and what it means for the larger connected-devices industry.

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