AMD completes its acquisition of Xilinx, the largest in semiconductor history

AMD now owns Xilinx, making AMD a leading FPGA manufacturer

AMD completes its acquisition of Xilinx, the largest in semiconductor history

AMD extends its capabilities by acquiring Xilinx

AMD has confirmed that its acquisition of Xilinx is complete, with Xilinx integrating into AMD as the company's new Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group (AECG). The AECG will focus on Xilinx's existing strengths, creating FPGAs and other adaptive SOCs and will continue to move down Xilinx's existing hardware/software roadmap. Xilinx's (now former) CEO Victor Peng will lead AMD's Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group.

With Xilinx, AMD now offers their customers a stronger hardware portfolio that can cater to a much broader marketplace. AMD's acquisition gives AMD deeper partnerships with Xilinx's customers, and a new product range to sell to their existing partners. Together, AMD believes that Xilinx will help AMD to achieve stronger sales for all of their product lines and that their combined engineering talents will help to strengthen each other's future products. 

Now that AMD and Xilinx are now one, today's AMD has access to a larger R&D budget and a strong position within the FPGA and adaptive SOC markets, both of which are high-margin markets with long product cycles. AMD also expects to achieve major efficiency savings by bringing Xilinx into their company structure, expecting annual costs to drop by $300 million once both companies are fully integrated together. This will allow AMD to spend this money elsewhere, which can only be seen as a good thing.

Both AMD and Xilinx have been hugely successful over the past few years, and AMD's acquisition on Xilinx will have no immediate impact on either company's existing hardware roadmaps. It will take a while before we start to see products that feature the DNA of both Xilinx and AMD. That said, we are excited to see what how AMD's acquisition of Xilinx will change AMD's future product offerings, especially within the CPU/GPU landscape. 

What follows is AMD's Press Release on the completion of their Xilinx acquisition. 

AMD completes its acquisition of Xilinx, the largest in semiconductor history

Press Release - AMD Completes Acquisition of Xilinx

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Xilinx in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition, originally announced on October 27, 2020, creates the industry's high-performance and adaptive computing leader with significantly expanded scale and the strongest portfolio of leadership computing, graphics and adaptive SoC products. AMD expects the acquisition to be accretive to non-GAAP margins, non-GAAP EPS and free cash flow generation in the first year.

"The acquisition of Xilinx brings together a highly complementary set of products, customers and markets combined with differentiated IP and world-class talent to create the industry's high-performance and adaptive computing leader," said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. "Xilinx offers industry-leading FPGAs, adaptive SoCs, AI engines and software expertise that enable AMD to offer the strongest portfolio of high-performance and adaptive computing solutions in the industry and capture a larger share of the approximately $135 billion market opportunity we see across cloud, edge and intelligent devices."

Former Xilinx CEO Victor Peng will join AMD as president of the newly formed Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group (AECG). AECG remains focused on driving leadership FPGA, Adaptive SoC and software roadmaps, now with the additional scale of the combined company and the ability to offer an expanded set of solutions including AMD CPUs and GPUs.

"The rapid expansion of connected devices and data-intensive applications with embedded AI are driving the growing demand for highly efficient and adaptive high-performance computing solutions," said Victor Peng. "Bringing AMD and Xilinx together will accelerate our ability to define this new era of computing by providing the most comprehensive portfolio of adaptive computing platforms capable of powering a wide range of intelligent applications."

Upon close, Xilinx stockholders received 1.7234 shares of AMD common stock and cash in lieu of any fractional shares of AMD common stock for each share of Xilinx common stock. Xilinx common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ stock market.

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16-02-2022, 08:41:00

This makes me wonder if AMD are also aiming for dedicated miners, with Xilinx HPC, FPGA and SOC, it's not beyond the possibility to create a dedicated chip.Quote

16-02-2022, 13:36:57

Originally Posted by dazbobaby View Post
This makes me wonder if AMD are also aiming for dedicated miners, with Xilinx HPC, FPGA and SOC, it's not beyond the possibility to create a dedicated chip.
I was thinking that with some of the dsp applications and knowledge that xilinx has AMD might start going after some of the other parts of the server market, like high bandwidth interconnects etc.Quote

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