June 13, 1995
Xircom Inc., a Thousand Oaks-based maker of network adapters for portable computers, said it has completed its acquisition of privately held Primary Rate Inc., a producer of computer network products and software. Xircom said it paid about $48 million in cash and stock for Primary Rate, which will continue to operate from its Salem, N.H., headquarters. Primary Rate's chief executive officer, Mark Galvin, will continue to oversee operations of the company as a vice president at Xircom.
March 17, 1998 |
A PC Card made by Xircom Inc. in Thousand Oaks has won the 1998 Mobility Award, given to innovative and successful mobile computer products. Mobile Insights and Mobile Computing & Communications Magazine named Xircom's CreditCard Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 this year's Mobility Award recipient in the Remote Access Hardware category.
July 1, 1997 |
Xircom Inc. in Thousand Oaks said earnings and sales in its fiscal third quarter missed analysts' projections because of disappointing sales of its networking cards for computers. The networking products company said revenue in the quarter ended Monday was about $50 million and earnings from continuing operations broke even. Analysts were expecting earnings of 18 cents a share. In the third quarter last year, Xircom earned 13 cents a share on sales of $52.2 million.
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January 19, 1999 |
Xircom Inc. in Thousand Oaks said it will increase its focus on the Latin American market by opening a sales and marketing office in St. Petersburg, Fla. "Xircom's investment in Latin America enables us to strengthen our regional presence as the notebook communications experts for the rapidly growing corporate, government and education segments of the market," said Marc Devis, senior vice president of worldwide sales.
February 21, 1995 |
Xircom Inc., a Thousand Oaks producer of mobile network systems for personal computers, has been chosen in a survey as the top brand of portable PC network adapters, the company reports. The survey was conducted among information systems managers by Computerworld magazine. Xircom led its field for the third consecutive year. The company said it came in first in all areas of the survey, including best technology, best price / performance, best service / support and best documentation.
December 1, 1992
A major pension fund has cut its stake in Calabasas-based Xircom Inc. by about 154,200 shares. Between Nov. 2 and 9, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, which manages funds for Wisconsin state employees, sold off about 1% of its holdings in Xircom and now owns 7.6% of the firm, or 1.1 million common shares. The divested shares were sold for $9 to $9.50 each.
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December 15, 1998 |
Xircom Inc. in Thousand Oaks has been awarded a contract by the Victoria Department of Education in Australia to provide PC cards for teachers' personal notebook computers. Xircom, through its distributor CHA, will supply the school system with up to 37,000 RealPort Ethernet 10 / 100 Integrated PC Cards over a five-year period for its Acer notebook PCs. Xircom manufactures products that allow portable computer users to connect to corporate networks, the Internet and other online resources.
June 16, 1998 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to offer Xircom Inc.'s CreditCard Modem 56 PC Card as an accessory to its line of OmniBook notebook PCs. "Xircom's 56K PC Card modem provides our OmniBook notebook PC customers with a reliable, high-speed communications solution," said Tom Capp, accessories manager for HP's mobile computing division. Available in June, the CreditCard Modem 56 will be sold through Hewlett-Packard reseller channels in North America.
April 20, 1993
Xircom Inc., a Calabasas maker of equipment for linking personal computers, said its fiscal second-quarter profit surged 59% from a year earlier on a 32% sales gain. In the quarter ended March 31, Xircom's net income rose to $2.13 million from $1.35 million a year earlier, while its sales climbed to $18.7 million from $14.2 million. The introduction of new products and cost controls helped produce the gains, Xircom said. Xircom's earnings for the first half of its fiscal year rose 47%, to $3.
May 26, 1998 |
Carl Russo has resigned as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Xircom in Thousand Oaks. He will leave the company May 31. Russo said he is leaving Xircom to pursue personal interests and serve as president and chief executive officer of a pre-public high-tech company. After his departure, the position of chief operating officer will be eliminated, with those responsibilities being assumed by other members of the management team.