Emulex acquires Vixel

FRAMINGHAM (10/14/2003) - Fibre Channel host bus adapter vendor Emulex Corp. last week acquired Vixel Corp., a maker of Fibre Channel switches, for US$310 million. Vixel's embedded switching products will be added to Emulex's host bus adapter business. Vixel was one of the early switch manufacturers, but fell behind Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and McData Corp. Earlier this year there also was consolidation of the Fibre Channel switching industry when Broadcom Corp. acquired Gadzoox Networks Inc.

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