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Cisco uproots router rival

Much-hyped Procket goes under the hammer to the networking giant after running out of steam.

roundup The networking giant says it will acquire Procket, a much-hyped router start-up that lost its head of steam. Also: The inside scoop from Tony Li, a hot-shot engineer who worked at both companies.

An unlikely target for Cisco

news analysis Questions arise over the company's routing strategy as it nabs Procket for $89 million in cash.
June 17, 2004

Cisco snags Procket

The deal marks a steep decline for Procket, which launched as one of the most highly valued telecom start-ups.
June 17, 2004

Routing's rock star

newsmaker Tony Li helped create high-end gear for Cisco and Juniper--and he doesn't mince words.
June 17, 2004

previous coverage

Hyped start-up Procket for sale

It's a disappointing denouement for one of the most closely watched telecommunications start-ups in Silicon Valley history.
June 11, 2004

Cisco's $500 million router

The new high-end device hits the market this summer, but the networking giant isn't likely to see any revenue from it for some time.
May 25, 2004