Belkin Completes Acquisition of Linksys

  Belkin Completes Acquisition of Linksys

Business Wire

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- March 15, 2013

Belkin today announced the completion of its acquisition of Linksys. Linksys’
technologies, including its routers and the popular and innovative Smart Wi-Fi
portfolio and services, will be managed and maintained as a separate brand and
product portfolio.

“Linksys has a rich heritage, a passionate customer base and a wide product
line, all of which fueled our decision to acquire the company and our plan to
maintain the Linksys brand,” said Chet Pipkin, CEO of Belkin. “The Linksys
portfolio will continue to exist and evolve to include even richer user
experiences and network management functionality. Smart Wi-Fi is an innovative
and easy way for consumers to stay connected to their home network and we look
to continue investing in it by adding more features and products.“

Linksys customers and retailers will continue to see new Linksys products come
to market in the near future, starting with several announcements in the
spring time frame. By maintaining the Belkin and Linksys brands in home
networking, Belkin aims to address a broader range of consumers with distinct
networking solutions and will create the premier ecosystem for mobile devices
and smart homes.

Support for Linksys products remains available through the existing Linksys
support channels. For service, Linksys customers should go to the support page
on the Linksys website. All valid warranties will be honored for current and
future Linksys products.

“A lot of exciting things are happening in today’s connected lifestyle
segment, and we are honored to continue the Linksys brand and enable new
connected experiences,” added Pipkin. “Linksys and Belkin are now one team. We
are ready to do fantastic things as a team and deliver products that delight
consumers and support the increasingly connected, mobile world.”

About Belkin International, Inc.

Belkin makes people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to
enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to
mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin
products connect the dots between people and the things they love. Belkin is a
privately held company that was founded in 1983 and acquired Linksys in 2013,
creating a powerful platform to deliver the next generation of home and
wireless networking experiences. The new Belkin, including the Linksys brand
and Belkin brand portfolios, has 1500 employees, and sales in more than
100countries. Belkin headquarters in Playa Vista, California. More
information about Belkin products can be found at and more
information about Linksys products can be found at

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