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Cisco names Chuck Robbins to succeed John Chambers as CEO

Cisco names Chuck Robbins to succeed John Chambers as CEO

John Chambers, a legendary figure in Silicon Valley's enormous growth, will step down as chief executive of Cisco Systems Inc. this summer and be replaced by longtime Cisco executive Chuck Robbins, the company said Monday. Cisco, based in San Jose, builds the routing and switching gear that has powered the growth of the Internet and telecommunications systems worldwide, and the company's revenue totaled $47 billion in its fiscal year ended last July 26. Chambers, 65, has been Cisco's chief executive for the last 20 years. He will remain chairman, and assume the role of executive chairman July 26 when Robbins becomes CEO. Robbins, who joined Cisco in 1997, most recently...

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