Cisco Systems announcement that it's buying privately-held Sipura Technology Inc. for its Linksys division shouldn't be too surprising. This is the second company serial entrepreneur Jan Fandrianto has sold to the networking giant.
His previous start-up company, Komodo Technology, which developed the first low cost VoIP analog telephone adaptor, was acquired by Cisco in2000. Fandrianto's technology became the basis of Cisco's ATA-186 product line, which became the de-facto standard for VoIP equipment and is largely credited as the single device that helped propel IP telephony in the consumer sphere.
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