AMD Paying $35 Billion for Xilinx
AMD has purchased Xilinx, the semiconductor company that pioneered the first field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for US$35 billion, the biggest deal in the company’s history. With the acquisition, AMD is aiming to use Xilinx’s FPGAs and adaptive SoCs products to better address cloud computing and data centre platforms.
SK Hynix Paying $9 Billion for Intel’s NAND Flash Memory Division
South Korean semiconductor company SK Hynix is acquiring Intel’s NAND flash memory division for US$9 billion. The acquisition will see SK Hynix absorb Intel’s NAND SSD-associated IP and employees, as well as Intel’s NAND fab in Dalian, China. Although the purchase would undoubtedly expand SK Hynix’s NAND storage portfolio, SK Hynix will also gain Intel’s current customer base.
Juniper Pays $450 Million for 128 Technology
Juniper Networks is acquiring Boston-based networking software startup 128 Technology in a move to boost its enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) and edge capabilities. "The acquisition of 128 Technology will enable Juniper to accelerate in a key area where we are seeing enormous success – the AI-driven enterprise," said Juniper CEO Rami Rahim in a statement. "With 128 Technology, we are adding a highly differentiated technology into our award-winning arsenal of campus and branch solutions driven by Mist AI to deliver even more customer value while further accelerating Juniper’s continued growth in the enterprise."
Veeam Paying $150 Million for Kasten
Data protection and data management technology developer Veeam Software unveiled the acquisition of Kasten, a developer of backup and disaster recovery technology for Kubernetes-native workloads. Veeam is paying $150 million in cash and equity for Kasten.
Cisco Paying $100 Million for Portshift
Cisco Systems is buying Portshift, a startup that focuses on application security for cloud-native development environments, including Kubernetes. Cisco is spending around $100 million for privately held Portshift, according to a report published by Globes. Tel Aviv-based Portshift has a Kubernetes-native security platform that will help Cisco secure a bigger portion of the lifecycle of cloud applications and workloads. The company’s technology helps DevOps, security and operations teams continuously secure the containerized applications from the time they are created until they are ready to run.
Accenture Buys Enimbos, Myrtle Cosulting Group, Avenai and Zag
Accenture’s acquisition spree continued on Monday with the purchase of AWS consultant specialist Enimbos as the IT services giant commits to invest $3 billion in its new Cloud First initiative. In October, Accenture also acquired Myrtle Consulting Group, a Houston-based industrial operations consulting firm; Ottawa-based public sector consulting and services company Avenai; as well as cloud migration and SAP specialist Zag, based in New Zealand.
Cognizant Buys Bright Wolf
Global systems integrator Cognizant has unveiled plans to acquire Bright Wolf, an Amazon Web Services and Microsoft industrial IoT partner that sells into large enterprises such as industrial heavyweight Caterpillar. Bright Wolf will lead a new IoT innovation lab at the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Research Triangle established by Cognizant as a result of the acquisition.
Ping Identity Buys ShoCard
Ping Identity, a developer of intelligent identity management for enterprises, has acquired ShoCard, a startup focused on blockchain-based security, and unveiled plans to bring that technology to market next year, integrated with Ping’s security platform.
Via Buys Fleetonomy
In a move to expand its business into the logistics and delivery segment, ride-hailing startup Via announced that it acquired Tel Aviv-based Fleetonomy for an undisclosed sum. Via, which says it plans to apply Fleetonomy’s expertise in demand prediction and fleet utilization to support fully integrated, digitally powered logistics solutions, says the pandemic has highlighted the growing need for essential services and goods delivery.
Imperva Buys jSonar
Imperva has agreed to buy Goldman Sachs-backed jSonar in a deal that will forge a data security powerhouse offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to protect modern data architectures.