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Microsemi, Cisco forge PoE patent license deal

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Microsemi Cisco patent agreement? PoE? VoIP?

Microsemi Corp. that it has signed a patent transfer and licensing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc., covering PoE patents, including patents that are essential to the IEEE 802.11af and 802.11at PoE standards. The terms of the Agreement remain confidential.

Microsemi believes that in addition to VoIP and WLAN access points, PoE technology is expanding with a range of emerging applications, such as network cameras, access control devices, laptop computers, PDAs, fire sensors and alarms, audio and video remote monitoring and residential gateways.

"We believe that the agreement reached will facilitate proliferation of PoE technology by eliminating uncertainties that exist with respect to IP positioning," said James J. Peterson, president and CEO of Microsemi.

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