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  • HP wants to buy the Stairway to Heaven

    HP has been building itself up through a series of buys costing at least $1 billion over the past few years. It bought outsourcing firm EDS in 2008, 3Com in 2009, Palm, 3PAR and security software maker ArcSight in 2010; and big-data analytics firm Autonomy in 2011.
  • Los Alamos pulls network switch

    According to Reuters, a letter dated November 5, 2012, states that the research facility had installed devices made by H3C Technologies. For those who came in late H3C was a joint venture between China's Huawei Technologies and 3Com. In the end the outfit was bought by HP.
  • Symantec divorces Huawei for fear of US blowback

    According to the same report, Huawei had already given up on a bid for 3Com, another network and security equipment contractor for the US military, after a US government panel took issue with connections to the Chinese government.
  • Huawei buys rest of Huawei-Symantec

    Huawei has already had to walk away from its acquisition of server technology company 3Leaf after a US government panel didn't like it. The US also feared a 2008 bid for 3Com.
  • Pair charged with high-tech insider dealing

    The deals involved include HP's $2.7 billion acquisition of 3Com and Oracle's $7.4 billion purchase of Sun, in 2009 and Chipzilla's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee in 2010.
  • China pushes US to ease up in deals

    The US has also moved to stop deals with Chinese companies in the past citing security concerns. Huawei got caught in the crossfire when its bid to take over U.S. network-equipment maker 3Com was turned down.
  • US lawmakers want to block Sprint and Huawei deal

    The US has previously blocked interactions with Huawei. US maker of electronics 3Com was stopped from a merger in 2008 - but blocks on equipment deals are tougher. That's why the FCC is being asked to review purchases of foreign technologies in case of security breaches.
  • India, USA are deeply suspicious about Chinese telco kit

    Concerns from America and India over the security of Chinese-made telecommunications
  • Apple mashed up with Frito-Lay, Wells Fargo, Yahoo in patent claim

    LawThe law suit names 3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, American International Group, AOL, Apple, Bank of America, Capital One, Cinemark, Citigroup, Crossmark, Dell, Dr Pepper Snapple, Ericsson, Frito Lay, Google, HP, IBM, JC Penney, JCP Publications, JP Morgan Chase, Mcafee, Perot Systems, Rent-a-Center, Research
  • Motorola slams Huawei for spying

    Huawei and ZTE both want to push into foreign markets but are being clocked for one reason or another. India banned domestic phone companies from buying equipment made by Chinese vendors over concerns over security.
  • HP takes new Network portfolio to enterprise

    HP has today rolled out a new networking portfolio which will combine HP ProCurve and 3Com with the aim to speed up energy use by double with a claimed 65 percent less total cost of ownership.
  • Cisco falls out of love with HP

    That means HP won't be a Cisco Certified Channel or Global Service Alliance partner. The move underlines increasing competition between the two competitions, with Cisco selling servers and HP owning 3Com.

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