Cisco enables people to make powerful connections whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible, providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. The company offers switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. The company is presently headquartered at San Jose, California.

Research Grants 117 show all






Patents 28,323show all

  • 13,950
    H04L - Transmission of digital information, e.g. telegraphic communication
  • 3,348
    G06F - Electric digital data processing
  • 3,239
    H04W - Wireless communications networks
  • 2,368
    H04N - Pictorial communication, e.g. television
  • 1,510
    H04M - Telephonic communication
  • 936
    H04B - Transmission
  • 730
    G06Q - Data processing systems or methods, specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes
  • 685
    H04J - Multiplex communication
  • 617
    H04Q - Selecting
  • 566
    Y02D - Climate change mitigation technologies in information and communication technologies [ict], i.e. information and communication technologies aiming at the reduction of thir own energy use

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Contact Information

170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
United States


Total FundingEmployeesLast Funding DateStatus

Crunchbase Investment Rounds

DateAmountRoundValuationLead InvestorOther Investors
1987-01-01$2,500,000Series ASequoia Capital