Arris is to buy Rukus Wireless in an $800 million deal.
It’s a win for Arris, which is purchasing the unit from Broadcom. The semiconductor manufacturer is engaged in the purchase of Brocade Communications, which had purchased Ruckus for $1.5 billion in April 2016.
The Rukus acquisition is the latest in a long line of purchases by Arris which have included the set-top businesses of Pace and Motorola.
“We’ve set an aggressive growth strategy for Arris that includes expanding our technology breadth and depth with a focus on wireless broadband,” said said Bruce McClelland, Arris CEO.
“This strategy will also take us beyond the home – and into new, adjacent markets. The acquisition accomplishes all of these goals, expanding our focus into the enterprise networking and wireless spaces, as well as augmenting our portfolio of products serving our existing and emerging customers.
Rukus will become a dedicated business unit with Arris, led by Ruckus COO, Dan Rabinovitsj.
“Arris is a leader powering today’s digital world, and this combination signifies a win-win for Ruckus Wireless and ICX switching employees, partners and customers,” said Rabinovitsj.
“Joining the Arris team will allow us to accelerate the pace of innovation and expand our industry-leading networking portfolio, leveraging ARRIS resources and scale.”
The deal remains dependent on Broadcom Limited closing its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems.