Monday, September 17, 2007

Cisco to Acquire Cognio for Wireless Spectrum Analysis

Cisco agreed to acquire Cognio, a start-up specializing in wireless spectrum analysis and management for wireless networks. Cognio's spectrum technology can be used for detecting, classifying, locating and mitigating sources of radio frequency (RF) interference.

Cisco said the acquisition provides it with complementary and differentiating technology, intellectual property and a core team to expand its leadership in unified wireless networking.

Cognio is based in Germantown, Maryland.

Cisco noted that the acquisition is its first for fiscal 2008 and its 122nd to date.

  • Cognio is headed by Tom McPherson, who previously was the CEO of Hatteras Networks. Prior to that, he was the Founder and COO of Rapid City communications. Cognio technical team is led by Neil Diener, who previously held a series of director level positions at companies including Telogy/Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Xerox, and Ask Jeeves.

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