Foxconn buys Linksys owner Belkin to join the smart home battlehttps://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/foxconn-buys-linksys-owner-belkin-to-join-the-smart-home-battle/Manufacturing giant Foxconn is making its entry by acquiring Belkin International to create a “global consumer electronics leader.” Belkin bought Linksys from Cisco in 2013, and now both are being swallowed up by Foxconn for $866 million.