May 26, 2005 (San Francisco and Mountain View, CA) – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Fenwick & West LLP represented Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) in its recently announced acquisition of privately-held Vihana, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California. Vihana specializes in creating efficient semiconductor solutions for the computer and communications market through silicon architectures and integrated circuit design with a focus on identifying bottlenecks in the emerging infrastructure. Cisco will pay approximately $30 million in cash and options for Vihana. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions. More information about the transaction can be obtained from the Cisco Systems Web site at http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2005/corp_052305.html.
The Fenwick & West transaction team consisted of partners Jeffrey Vetter, Andrew Luh and Larry Granatelli, and associates Kris Withrow, Jennifer Hill, Greg Sato and Gerald Audant.
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