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HP's TippingPoint security bods on the block, suits shuffled to make way for 3D printers

HP is apparently hoping to sell off its TippingPoint security branch – and has reshuffled execs at the top of its printer and PCs biz – as the looming corporate breakup closes in. Reuters reported on Wednesday that Hewlett-Packard bosses are in talks with a handful of private equity firms that could pay anywhere from $200m to …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Sep 2015
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HP looks set to ditch 3Com-spawn H3C Tech

H3C, a networking business that started life as a joint venture between 3Com and Huawei but is now owned by HP, is to become a majority-owned subsidiary of the state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup. A remnant of what was once a titan of the networking business, H3C Tech was created in 2003. It was originally a badge-engineering …

Zombie patents raid TI's wallet for $US3 million

Yet another patent troll non-practicing entity (NPE) has accumulated important wins in US courts, with US Ethernet Innovations (USEI) scoring a $US3 million win against Texas Instruments in a Texas US District Court. The company, which acquired patents from 3Com, had filed its suit against Texas Instruments in 2011, …
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US nuke lab drops Chinese networking kit

The Los Alamos National Laboratory, home of some US research into nuclear weapons, has replaced networking kit from Chinese vendor H3C over security concerns, according to Reuters. Reuters says it has read internal correspondence suggesting the removal of the H3C devices was undertaken as part of a wider review of risks posed …

HP uncloaks 10GbE top-of-racker, IPv6 guidance

Interop 2011 HP is polishing up some new switches and gussying up some others, following up on a broad set of announcements that it made back in May. The company is also trotting out some services to help customers make the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. With all the Sturm und Drang going on at HP these days, a calm and reasonable product …

HP flexes fabrics to flatten campus networks

HP is taking its networking fight with Cisco Systems out of the data center and into corporate campuses and branch offices. Cisco has made a fortune – maybe several fortunes – selling multiple-tiered Layer 2/3 networks that span data centers, campuses, and branch offices, and the company's rivals are trying to flatten and …

SEC charges two with insider trading in Oracle-Sun deal

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two people for running an alleged insider trading scam involving such marquee mergers and acquisitions as Oracle's Sun purchase, Intel's McAfee buy, and HP's acquisition of 3Com. According to the complaint filed on Wednesday by the SEC, the miscreants include a corporate …

Huawei invites US gov to investigate links to Chinese military claims

Chinese comms kit giant Huawei Technologies, which controversially withdrew from its bid to buy 3Leaf Systems earlier this week, is calling on the US government to investigate claims that it has links to the People's Liberation Army. The company's deputy chairman Ken Hu attacked what he described as "a number of misperceptions …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Feb 2011

HP Networking emerges

HP has announced a new HP Networking brand, under it which it will offer an edge-to-core set of sub-brands: the A Series; E Series; V Series; and S Series products. The ProCurve and 3Com brands will go away. In a webcast today, HP EVP and general manager for enterprise servers, storage and networking David Donatelli said that …
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2010
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HP, 3Com deal gets approval

HP's takeover of 3Com is likely to get the nod from European regulators this week. The ink giant paid $2.7bn for the network kit maker in November. The European Competition Commission is not commenting officially but anonymous sources told Reuters: "It should go through smoothly. There are no grounds for offering conditions. …
John Oates, 11 Feb 2010
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3Com profit bump surprises Street

Networking equipment maker 3Com beat its guidance for revenues and profits in its fiscal 2010 second quarter, but revenues are still being compressed by the soft global economy. In the quarter ended November 27, 3Com posted sales of $322.2m, down 9.1 per cent compared to the year-ago period. The company said that it did see …
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US regulators eye HPCom trade surge

A spike in 3Com options trading just hours before HP's $2.7bn cash takeover bid has caught the eye of US regulators, according to reports. 3Com's call trading surged to an astounding 26-month high on November 11 - four hours before the acquisition was disclosed after the market closed that day, Bloomberg said. Now the US …
Austin Modine, 17 Nov 2009

Brocade not for sale, really

At Brocade's 6 November sales kick-off, CEO Mike Klayko said Brocade is not looking for a buyer. Really! Klayko has been shopping Brocade around, according to the Wall Street Journal. But there has been no result and sales reps need geeing up, rather than have their motivation crushed by their CEO and board looking to sell …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2009
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HPcom spells 'IT disaster,' says UK firm

A UK-based IT service company is warning that HP's acquisition of 3com could "spell IT disaster" for existing 3com customers. Comtek Network Systems, self-described as "Europe's Largest IT Hardware Repair Service," issued a media alert Thursday to sound the alarm. According to the release, many of 3com's products could be …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Nov 2009

HP: Q4 will be better than expected

In the wake of Hewlett-Packard's $2.7bn deal to take over networking player 3Com earlier this week, HP's top brass announced preliminary results for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, ended in October. The numbers are better than expected - in large measure because of an business upswing in China. HP said that it expects …
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HP buys 3Com for $2.7bn cash

Hewlett-Packard is taking a swing at Cisco Systems by acquiring networking equipment maker 3Com for $2.7bn cash. HP said the deal will dramatically expand its Ethernet switching product offerings, add routing technology, and secure itself a major presence in China. In addition, HP will pick up a large research and development …
Austin Modine, 11 Nov 2009

3Com bitten by rebate scam

A California couple has been indicted for wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering for their gaming of 3Com's Trade-Up rebate program. One has been arrested. The other is on the lam. Sheng Qiang (aka Becky Qiang, aka Becky Sheng Qiang) was arrested at her home in Palo Alto, California, last Friday. Hubby Yezhou Zhao (aka …
Rik Myslewski, 31 Jul 2009
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3Com gets out of China, shows fists to Cisco

3Com has created a new tier of operations, branded "H3C" and available only to the biggest enterprise customers, in order to better take on Cisco's dominance in networking iron. In a process dubbed "out of China", the H3C brand will only be made available to a couple of channels in each territory, to be pitched at big …
Bill Ray, 11 May 2009

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