Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bay Area Tech Wire -- July 23

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- July 23, 2013
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San Jose-Based Cisco to Acquire Sourcefire in $2.7 Billion Deal
o Flextronics Launches Lab IX Accelerator in Milpitas
o Sunnyvale-Based Ruckus Wireless Acquires YFind Technologies
o San Francisco-Based dotCloud Names Ben Golub as New CEO
o San Jose-Based Adobe Completes Deal for France's Neolane
o Google Tops Tech Companies in 2Q Lobbying Spending
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o San Jose-Based Cisco to Acquire Sourcefire in $2.7 Billion Deal

San Jose, Calif. -- In one of the largest recent acquisitions in the cybersecurity space, San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said on Tuesday it will buy Maryland-based Sourcefire, a developer of open source security technology, in a deal worth $2.7 billion. Under the agreement, Sourcefire shareholders will receive $76 a share in cash. The news sent shares of Sourcefire up 28% in Tuesday's trading on the Nasdaq. Sourcefire makes a variety of security products, including intrusion prevention systems, firewalls and malware protection. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2013, when Sourcefire employees will join the Cisco Security Group, led by Christopher Young. "Sourcefire aligns well with Cisco's future vision for security and supports the key pillars of our security strategy," said Hilton Romanski, Cisco's vice president of corporate development. Sourcefire was founded in 2001 by Martin Roesch, author of the open source Snort intrusion detection and prevention technology. The company, which completed its initial public offering (IPO) in 2007 and generated $223.1 million in revenue last year, has more than 650 employees.

o Flextronics Launches Lab IX Accelerator in Milpitas

Milpitas, Calif. -- Flextronics, a Singapore-based provider of electronics manufacturing services with U.S. headquarters in San Jose, said on Tuesday it has a new business accelerator in Milpitas. The accelerator, known as Lab IX, will offer office and shop space to early-stage tech companies, as well as new product introduction services, design and engineering support and access to the company's supply chain and manufacturing resources. "We believe that engaging with game-changing companies at an early stage will not only benefit Flextronics, but will provide those companies with the ability to leverage a wealth of experience in hardware design, manufacturing and logistics," said Mike McNamara, the CEO of Flextronics. The accelerator will focus on applicant companies with less than three years of product development.

o Sunnyvale-Based Ruckus Wireless Acquires YFind Technologies

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Ruckus Wireless, a Sunnyvale-based provider of carrier-class Wi-Fi technology, said on Tuesday it has acquired Singapore-based YFind Technologies, a developer of indoor positioning systems designed to help users analyze movement in any indoor or complex urban environment where GPS does not work. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. YFind's technology is used in such places as malls, airports, museums, hospitals and exhibition venues. Ruckus said the acquisition will allow it to offer a range of new location-based services.

o San Francisco-Based dotCloud Names Ben Golub as New CEO

San Francisco -- dotCloud, the San Francisco-based platform-as-a-service company behind the Docker.io project, on Tuesday named Ben Golub as its new CEO. Golub most recently served as the president and CEO of Gluster, acquired by Red Hat in 2011, and previously was the president and CEO of Plaxo, acquired by Comcast Interactive Media. He also earlier served as the CMO and a senior vice president at VeriSign. Company founder Solomon Hykes, who moved from CEO to CTO, had worked with Golub recently on the Docker, an open-source engine that enables applications to be packed and shipped as a lightweight container that runs virtually anywhere. dotCloud is venture backed by Benchmark, Trinity Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Y Combinator and SV Angel.

o San Jose-Based Adobe Completes Deal for France's Neolane

San Jose, Calif. -- Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based developer of web publishing software, said on Tuesday it has completed its $600 million acquisition of France's Neolane, a developer of cross-channel campaign management technology. The deal was first announced in late June. Neolane CEO Stéphane Dehoche will continue to lead the group as part of Adobe's Digital Marketing business. Neolane's platform is designed to help marketers automate campaigns across the web, email, social, mobile, call center, direct mail and point of sale. Neolane has more than 400 customers worldwide.

o Google Tops Tech Companies in 2Q Lobbying Spending

Washington, DC -- Technology companies continued to pump money into their lobbying efforts during the second quarter, with Mountain View-based Google leading the pack at $3.36 million, according to the group Consumer Watchdog, based on information from disclosure forms filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Microsoft spent a company-record $2.96 million in the quarter, and Menlo Park-based Facebook spent $1.06 million, a 10% increase from the same quarter in 2012. Google's spending was actually down 14% from the same period last year, when it was facing an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

o Briefly Noted:

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based RackWare, a developer of cloud management software, on Tuesday named Steve Daly to its board of directors. Daly is the president and CEO of LANDesk, and earlier was a senior vice president at Avocent and the president and CEO of Soronti.

(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based AirTight Networks, a developer of controller-less cloud Wi-Fi technology, on Tuesday named Kevin McCauley as its director of retail market development. McCauley most recently served as the manager of IT infrastructure for restaurant network engineering and data center services and facilities at Yum! Brands.

(Moffett Field, Calif.) Carnegie Mellon University has named Bob Iannucci, the former CTO of Nokia, as associate dean and director of its Silicon Valley campus, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Martin Griss. Iannucci previously led Nokia's technology team and headed its Nokia Research Center (NRC). CMU's Silicon Valley campus, established in 2002, offers master's and Ph.D. degree programs in electrical and computer engineering as well as master's degree programs in software engineering, software management and information networking.

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