NETGEAR, Inc. (stylized, trademarked, and marketed as NETGEAR) is an American global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The company operates in three business segments: retail, commercial, and service provider. The companys products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Companys products are sold. Netgear products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 31,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The companys headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. The company was incorporated January 8, 1996, as a subsidiary of Bay Networks, to "focus on providing networking solutions for small businesses and homes." In August 1998, the company was purchased by Nortel as part of its acquisition of Bay Networks. Netgear remained a wholly owned subsidiary of Nortel until March 2000, when it began transitioning to third-party ownership. It became fully independent from Nortel as of February 2002.