Global HQ: San Jose, California, US Website: www.netgear.com
Global leader: Patrick Lo, chairman and CEO
Local leader: Ryan Parker, MD, Australia and New Zealand
Core activity: Networking products
Revenue: US$686.6 million (FY2009, ended December 31)
Key customers: Netgear sells its products through a variety of channels including distributors, retailers and internet service providers.
In the second quarter of 2010, Netgear introduced 18 new products to the market, including the ReadyNAS 4 bay and 12 bay rackmount, Wi-Fi adapters for TVs, 11n Wi-Fi repeaters for TVs to IP set-top boxes, and 28- and 52-port stackable Layer 3 managed switches.
In the coming months the company plans to continue to expand its presence in consumer networking and in the small to medium-sized business sector through a broadening of its product offerings and channels. At the end of September Netgear launched a centralised network management console for its business products. It says it will help medium-sized companies to manage their IT networks to the same level of sophistication as that of larger organisations with more substantial technology budgets. Stuart Finlayson
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