Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1995

Headquarters

130 Holger Way, San Jose, CA, 95134-1376, USA

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

5,960

Industries

Computer Hardware
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services
Internet Software & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. engages in the provision of semiconductor connectivity solutions. Its products and services include switches, storage networking, routers, software networking, automation, network visibility, mobile networking, transceivers, network management, and professional and residency. The company was founded by Paul R. Bonderson, Jr., Kumar Malavalli, and Seth D. Nieman on August 24, 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President

Director & Vice President

Chief Technology Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Senior Vice President, Switching, Routing & Analytics Products Group

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Chief Executive Officer, Ruckus Wireless Business Unit

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Executive Chairman

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Broadcom, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer at Broadcom, Inc.

Director & Vice President at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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ARRIS International Plc purchases Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. /Networking Equipment Bus from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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Broadcom Pte. Ltd. purchases Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Vantara Federal Corp. purchase Brocade Communications Systems Inc /Net Ser Maint Cont Bus from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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Advised onBrocade Communications Systems, Inc. purchases Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

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Partner-in-Charge at Cooley LLP

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2016
Market Capitalization
$4.82B
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
EBITDA
$463M
Revenue
$2.35B
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ONPATH Technologies, Inc. provides scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. It specializes in physical layer switching, line monitoring, matrix switching, network TAPs and test lab automation. The company was founded by Larry Cantwell and Peter Dougherty in 2007 and is headquartered in Marlton, NJ.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #904
2016
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