Linksys is an American company selling data networking hardware products mainly to home users and small businesses. Its products include wired and wireless routers, Ethernet switches, VoIP equipment, wireless Internet video cameras, audio visual products and network storage systems.
Linksys was founded in 1988 by the couple Victor and Janie Tsao, both Taiwanese immigrants to the United States. They were purchased by Cisco in 2003, and sold to Belkin, the current owners, in 2013.Its products were branded as Linksys by Cisco when it was part of Cisco.Belkin has kept the Linksys brand and released new products under its name since acquiring it.
Linksys products are sold to consumers off-the-shelf from consumer electronics stores, Internet retailers, and big-box retail stores such as supermarkets. Significant competitors in the home and small business networking market segment include D-Link, TP-Link and Netgear.