In yet another semiconductor takeover, AMD has agreed to acquire Xilinx for US$35 billion. News of the move appeared earlier this month with the deal estimated then at US$30 billion.
With the acquisition, AMD will expand its portfolio of high performance processor technologies to CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs, and deep software expertise.
“By combining our world-class engineering teams and deep domain expertise, we will create an industry leader with the vision, talent and scale to define the future of high performance computing,” said Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD.
“We empower our customers to deploy differentiated platforms to market faster, and with optimal efficiency and performance. Joining together with AMD will help accelerate growth in our data centre business and enable us to pursue a broader customer base across more markets,” said Victor Peng, President and CEO of Xilinx.
AMD’s purchase of Xilinx is just a shade lower than the US$40 billion NVIDIA paid for Arm, making this year one of the most active for the semiconductor industry.
With the major players making strategic moves, it would be interesting to see how Intel responds.