Corporate Research Partners

iCAIR's corporate partnerships provide important expertise and support and ensure the technical transfer of new technologies and solutions to commercial markets. iCAIR's corporate research partners include the following organizations.


Ciena is an industry leader and innovator focused on transforming how the world communicates and exchanges information. The company provides its service provider and enterprise customers with communications technology and infrastructure to enable value-added IP data, voice and multimedia services spanning Metro Networks, Wireless Networks and Optical Long Haul Networks. As a global company, Ciena does business in more than 150 countries.


IBM is the world's leading provider of information technology products and services and an Internet2 corporate partner. IBM creates, develops, and manufactures the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM has supported many major corporations in e-business. The Center has established working partnerships with a number of research labs under the auspices of the Thomas Watson Research Center.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks around the world. Virtually all messages or transactions passing over the Internet are carried quickly and securely through Cisco equipment. In addition, Cisco solutions are the basis for most large, complex networks used by corporations, public institutions, telecommunication companies, and are found in a growing number of medium-sized commercial enterprises. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been prominent in advancing the development of IP- the basic language to communicate over the Internet and in private networks.


HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. HP explores how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. HP applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

AT&T Inc

AT&T Inc. is the largest communications holding company in the United States and worldwide, by revenue. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T is recognized as the leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services to businesses and the leading U.S. provider of wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. As part of its "three screen" integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation television services. Previously, iCAIR engaged in research projects with SBC, before that organization merged with SBC.


Motorola is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Motorola Intelligence EverywhereTM solutions include: Software-enhanced wireless telephone and messaging, two-way radio products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products, for consumers, network operators and commercial, government and industrial customers. End-to-end systems for the delivery of interactive digital video, voice and high-speed data solutions for broadband operators. Embedded semiconductor solutions for customers in wireless communications, networking and transportation markets. Integrated electronic systems for automotive, Telematics, industrial, telecommunications, computing and portable energy systems markets.


Avaya is a leading provider of communications systems and software for enterprises, including businesses, government agencies and other organizations. Avaya offers voice, converged voice and data, customer relationship management, messaging, multi-service networking and structured cabling products and services. Avaya is a worldwide leader in sales of messaging and structured cabling systems and a U.S. leader in sales of enterprise voice communications and call center systems. Avaya's broad customer base includes approximately 78% of the Fortune 500 companies. In fiscal 1999, Avaya had revenue of approximately $8.3 billion and net income of approximately $300 million.

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