Brocade Communications Systems is extending its proven data center expertise across the entire network with future-proofed solutions built for consolidation, virtualization, and cloud computing. This includes open, virtual, and efficient networking solutions in the following areas: Storage networking, Data center and Ethernet fabric routing, Software networking (including SDN and NFV), Campus networking.
Type
Subsidiary
Parent Company
Broadcom
HQ
San Jose, US
Founded
1995
Brocade was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, US

Key People at Brocade

Lloyd Carney

Lloyd Carney

CEO
Dan Fairfax

Dan Fairfax

SVP & CFO
Ken Cheng

Ken Cheng

CTO & SVP
Gale England

Gale England

COO & SVP
Parviz Ghalambor

Parviz Ghalambor

SVP, Engineering
Carol Goode

Carol Goode

SVP, HR

Brocade Office Locations

Brocade has an office in San Jose
San Jose, US (HQ)
130 Holger Way

Brocade Data and Metrics

Brocade Summary

Founding Date

1995
Brocade is a subsidiary of Broadcom

Brocade Financial Metrics

Brocade's revenue was reported to be $553 b in Q2, 2017
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

2.2 b2.3 b2.3 b

Revenue growth, %

2%4%

Cost of goods sold

677.2 m689.9 m658.4 m592.4 m587.5 m829.3 m

Gross profit

1.6 b1.7 b1.5 b
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Revenue

545.5 m576.2 m546.6 m551.8 m574.3 m523.3 m590.7 m581 b553 b

Cost of goods sold

183.8 m186.6 m174.4 m179.9 m185.5 m173 m233.8 m214 b210 b

Gross profit

361.7 m389.7 m372.2 m371.9 m388.8 m350.3 m356.9 m367 b343 b

Gross profit Margin, %

66%68%68%67%68%67%60%63%62%
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

987 m1.3 b1.4 b1.3 b

Inventories

45.3 m38.7 m40.5 m69.4 m

Current Assets

1.4 b1.7 b1.9 b1.7 b

PP&E

472.9 m445.4 m439.2 m455.3 m
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Cash

1.1 b1.4 b1.4 b1.3 b1.4 b1.4 b1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b

Inventories

40.6 m40.3 m41.4 m40.5 m42.6 m39.5 m81.2 m79.5 m78.5 m

Current Assets

1.5 b2.1 b1.8 b1.7 b1.7 b1.7 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b

PP&E

448.2 m442.6 m439.8 m440.3 m442.2 m441.7 m459.8 m447.2 m434.8 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

208.6 m238 m340.4 m213.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

184.1 m100.6 m2.6 m15.7 m

Accounts Receivable

(26 m)17.1 m(16 m)(9.4 m)

Inventories

24.2 m6.6 m(1.8 m)3.6 m
USDQ3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

87.4 m87.3 m77 m91.7 m93.6 m43.1 m10.5 m(5.8 b)(11 b)

Depreciation and Amortization

131 k138 k627 k889 k902 k902 k5.5 m7.6 b7.6 b

Inventories

40.5 m42.6 m39.5 m81.2 m79.5 m78.5 m

Accounts Payable

95.8 m74 m97.5 m121.1 m85 m112 m
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Brocade Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Patents Pending

550362420

Patents (US)

22620774

Patents (foreign)

33028110
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Brocade Revenue Breakdown

Traffic Overview of Brocade

Brocade Online and Social Media Presence

Brocade News and Updates

Broadcom to buy network gear maker Brocade for $5.5 billion

(Reuters) – Chipmaker Broadcom said it would buy Brocade Communications Systems for $5.5 billion, pushing deeper into the fast-growing market for network equipment used in data centers. The deal, the latest in a consolidating chip sector, will allow Broadcom to corner a larger share of the data cent…

Broadcom to Buy Brocade Communications for $5.5 Billion

It is the latest deal in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor sector, where companies are seeking greater scale and a larger array of products.

Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

 Broadcom, Ltd bought Brocade Communications Systems today for $5.9 billion, giving the company a foothold far beyond chips in the networking storage business. It’s quite a nice deal for Brocade shareholders, who gain a 47 percent premium over the $8.69 closing price last Friday night (October 28th)…

Broadcom is buying Brocade Communications for $5.9 billion (BRCM, BRCD)

Broadcom has agreed to buy Brocade Communications for $5.9 billion. According to a statement on Wednesday, Broadcom, a semiconductor maker, will pay $12.75 per share for the data-storage and networking provider. The deal is valued at $5.5 billion in cash, and $400 million of…

Networking Gear Maker Brocade Is In Advanced Acquisition Talks

Broadcom is among the suitors.

Corner Office: Lloyd Carney: Think You’re Irreplaceable? Take the Bucket Test

Mr. Carney, C.E.O. of Brocade, says he learned about building teams by watching his grandfather, who used a bucket of water to make his point to workers.

Brocade Company Life and Culture

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