Tuesday, February 28, 2006
WSJ.com - Latest Acquisition Gives Cisco Entree to Consumer Market
WSJ.com - Latest Acquisition Gives Cisco Entree to Consumer Market: "With Scientific-Atlanta, which is based in Lawrenceville, Ga., Cisco now has even bigger ambitions to get into consumers' living rooms. The convergence of telephone calls, television programming and the Internet into one pipe feeding the home has cable and phone companies in the market for new equipment. By buying Scientific-Atlanta, whose set-top boxes enable a television set to receive and decode broadcast programming, Cisco will be able to provide both corporate and consumer networking gear to the cable and phone companies. In addition, Cisco plans to offer add-on equipment to set-top boxes to help turn them into multimedia centers."