News Release

Cisco Systems Completes Acquisition of AuroraNetics

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2001 Cisco Systems, Inc., today
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Aug 23, 2001

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2001 Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held AuroraNetics, Inc. of San Jose, California. AuroraNetics is a developer of 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) silicon technology for metropolitan fiber networks.

On July 11, 2001, Cisco announced a definitive agreement to acquire AuroraNetics. AuroraNetics' silicon technology is used in data-optimized fiber rings known as Resilient Packet Rings (RPR). The acquisition of AuroraNetics complements Cisco's existing RPR-based products (known as Dynamic Packet Transport) by enabling the technology to scale from the current 2.5Gbps up to 10Gbps. This acquisition is being accounted for as a purchase.