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re: Cisco chip exec sees steady ASIC investments
rick merritt   9/30/2012 2:59:24 PM
Competitors Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and Juniper all still put significant investments into ASICs. Others however like Arista and Extreme use off the shelf chips from Broadcom and others.

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re: Cisco chip exec sees steady ASIC investments
krisi   9/28/2012 11:29:21 PM
They might be forced to do whether they like it or not...if every box maker standardize on commonly available ICs nothing would prevent a new competitor from copy and paste operation in China...your own ASIC might be the only real solution to that threat, suing might be more challenging...Kris

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re: Cisco chip exec sees steady ASIC investments
old account Frank Eory   9/28/2012 11:13:16 PM
It's great to hear that Cisco still sees a competitive advantage in designing its own ASICs.

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re: Cisco chip exec sees steady ASIC investments
krisi   9/27/2012 5:03:00 PM
Interesting point @GroovyGeek...arguments put forward by OpenFlow initiative sounds compeling

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GroovyGeek   9/27/2012 4:47:35 PM
If this sentiment is strongly embedded in Cisco culture then the company is bound to be the next DEC. And I don't mean that as a compliment

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