It’s official! Belkin has purchased Linksys from Cisco Systems. Linksys’ devices and services will officially be a subsidiary under Belkin. However Belkin will keep the Linksys brand intact under the Linksys line of products according to Belkin CEO Chet Pipkin. Below is a statement from Pipkin:
“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,” stated Pipkin. “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.”
Consumers will not see much of a difference during the transition as they should receive the same support reliability.