Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cisco Cites Memory Component Failure for $655 Million Charge

Cisco said the premature degrading and failure of a memory component used in many of its products between 2005 and 2010 will necessitate to take a charge of $655 million against its earnings to resolve customer support issues.  The bad component from a single supplier, which Cisco has declined to name.

Impacted products include the following:

Enterprise Switching
*Cisco Catalyst 6000 (C6000)
Enterprise Routing (Edge) 
*Integrated Services Router Cisco 18XX (18XX)
*Integrated Services Router Cisco 28XX (28XX)
*Integrated Services Router Cisco 38XX (38XX) 

Integrated Services Router Cisco 800BB (800BB)
Enterprise Switching (Access)
Cisco Catalyst 2960 (C2960)
Cisco Catalyst 3560 (C3560)
Cisco Catalyst 3750 (C3750)
Enterprise Wireless
Cisco Aironet 11XX Series (AIR11X)
Cisco Aironet 12XX Series (AIR12X)
Service Provider Routing (Edge)
Cisco 7200 Series Router (7200)
Cisco 7304 Router (7304)
Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR1000)
Cisco 7304 Router Shared Port Adapters (SPA)
Service Provider Routing (Access) 
Cisco ME 3400 Series Ethernet Access Switches (ME3400)
Service Provider Routing
*Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS)
*Cisco 7600 Series Routers (7600) 

Cisco Embedded Services Routers (ESR)
Service Provider Mobility 
Cisco ASR 5000 Series (ASR5000)
Service Provider Video 
*Cisco uBR10000 Series Universal Broadband Routers (UBR10K)
Cisco uBR7200 Series Universal Broadband Routers (UBR7200)
Data Center 
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches (MDS)
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches (N7K)
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA)
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)