HP to Acquire 3Com

In a press release yesterday, HP announced it will be acquiring 3Com.

3Com has an interesting history. It was a major player when I broke into this business virtually owning Ethernet with Bob Metcalfe and having a premiere LAN OS with their own version of LAN Manager. A couple of missteps with US Robitics and Palm and they fell out of the first tier by the end of the 90s.