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Today: April 16, 2014

June 12, 1997

3Com and U.S. Robotics Merge

3Com Corp. and U.S. Robotics Corp. completed their merger. In describing the largest business deal thus far in the networking industry, 3Com CEO Eric Benhamou said, "The combination of 3Com and U.S. Robotics creates a networking powerhouse in the continuing development of enterprise and carrier networks, while helping usher in a new era of simple, fast network access for small businesses and consumers." U.S. Robotics work focused on remote access networking and modems, while 3Com had independently concentrated on network interface cards and network systems.