Cisco has confirmed its intent to acquire privately held MOTO Development Group, a design consulting firm that develops products and product strategies for the consumer industry. Based in San Francisco, MOTO’s talent base will enable Cisco to rapidly enhance its consumer product development road map.
“Consumers have embraced our Flip VideoValet and Linksys product lines because they deliver on the promise of making video and home networking simple, affordable and fun,” said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Consumer Products. “MOTO’s design and engineering teams have deep consumer expertise that will accelerate our ability to continue to deliver great products and expand Cisco’s consumer business.”
MOTO brings to Cisco an accomplished team of more than 35 consultants with a proven track record in the consumer product industry.