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3Com  (Stock symbol: COMS ) Acquired by HP (2009 $ 2,700,000,000 )

350 Campus Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Dominique Trempont (Battery Leadership program) James R Long (Nortel Networks Former EVP);  David H Y Ho (Kiina Group Chairman);  JD Sherman (Akamai Technologies CFO);  Gary DiCamillo (GW Premier America Former CEO);  Kathleen A Cote (Worldport Communications Former CEO);  Eric A Benhamou (3Com)
Former outside board: Steven C Johnson (The Slingshot Group Managing Partner) Fred D Anderson (Apple EVP/CFO) Raj Reddy (Carnegie Mellon University);  David Wajsgras (Lear Corporation);  Paul Yovovich (Lake Capital)

Business description: 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection for corporate enterprises, government agencies, service providers and academic institutions.
Customers include: AppleHPIBMSolectronSun MicrosystemsXerox;  Apple Core Hotels;  Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB);  Prudential Northwest Properties;  Rock Valley College;  University of Utah Hospital;  Ventura School District;  W.R. Grace
Partners include: Aspect SoftwareBay NetworksCascadeChoice Hotels InternationalCrossbeam SystemsEDSHuaweiHuaweiIBMMotorolaNetFRAME SystemsNetwork GeneralNovellOracleSiemensTechTV;  BrightArrow Technologies;  Citel Technologies;  Starlight Network

Ownership: Acquired by HP (2009 $ 2,700,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: COMS
VCs include: Sequoia CapitalVulcan CapitalBGV

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Record updated: Nov 2009
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1978
Headcount: 4001-5000 as of Jun 2003
Ownership: Acquired by HP (2009 $ 2,700,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: COMS