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AMD to buy Xilinx for $35B: A new era for FPGAs

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35B

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35B, weeks ago we were talking about this new multi-million dollar acquisition in the semiconductor market, and now it is official. This operation makes AMD a notable competitor in the FPGAs and processors sector prepared for specialized industries such as the automotive, aerospace, military or data centers.

AMD is therefore strengthened in the corporate arena with a truly eye-catching acquisition that rivals the recent $40 billion purchase of ARM by NVIDIA.

The agreement, as explained by AMD managers in the official announcement, “significantly expands the breadth of AMD’s product portfolio and customer base across a number of growth markets where Xilinx is an established leader.”

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35B
AMD to buy Xilinx for $35B

The purchase is a very interesting future bet for AMD, which until now had focused especially on solutions for end users but with the acquisition of Xilinx will be fully involved in highly specialized sectors and industries.

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35B. This could mean a new era of growth for an AMD that has had a remarkable year with the launch of its Ryzen 4000 for laptops, its Ryzen 5000 for desktop PCs and the presentation tomorrow of its new Radeon RX 6000 series dedicated graphics cards.

AMD is still in many metrics behind its big competitor, Intel. But this acquisition changes the future panorama and in fact puts AMD squarely in the FPGA sector in which precisely Intel is also very involved.