Tuesday, October 27th 2020

AMD to Acquire Xilinx, Creating the Industry's HPC Leader

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for AMD to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction valued at $35 billion. The combination will create the industry's leading high performance computing company, significantly expanding the breadth of AMD's product portfolio and customer set across diverse growth markets where Xilinx is an established leader. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to AMD margins, EPS and free cash flow generation and deliver industry-leading growth.

The acquisition brings together two industry leaders with complementary product portfolios and customers. AMD will offer the industry's strongest portfolio of high performance processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and end devices. Together, the combined company will capitalize on opportunities spanning some of the industry's most important growth segments from the data center to gaming, PCs, communications, automotive, industrial, aerospace and defense.
"Our acquisition of Xilinx marks the next leg in our journey to establish AMD as the industry's high performance computing leader and partner of choice for the largest and most important technology companies in the world," AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su said. "This is truly a compelling combination that will create significant value for all stakeholders, including AMD and Xilinx shareholders who will benefit from the future growth and upside potential of the combined company. The Xilinx team is one of the strongest in the industry and we are thrilled to welcome them to the AMD family. 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."

"We are excited to join the AMD family. Our shared cultures of innovation, excellence and collaboration make this an ideal combination. Together, we will lead the new era of high performance and adaptive computing," said Victor Peng, Xilinx president and CEO. "Our leading FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs, accelerator and SmartNIC solutions enable innovation from the cloud, to the edge and end devices. 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 center business and enable us to pursue a broader customer base across more markets."

With a combined team of 13,000 talented engineers and over $2.7 billion of annual R&D investment, AMD will have additional talent and scale to deliver an even stronger set of products and domain-specific solutions.

Additional Transaction Details
Under the terms of the agreement, Xilinx stockholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 1.7234 shares of AMD common stock for each share of Xilinx common stock they hold at the closing of the transaction. Based on the exchange ratio, this represents approximately $143 per share of Xilinx common stock2. Post-closing, current AMD stockholders will own approximately 74 percent of the combined company on a fully diluted basis, while Xilinx stockholders will own approximately 26 percent. The transaction is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

AMD expects to achieve operational efficiencies of approximately $300 million within 18 months of closing the transaction, primarily based on synergies in costs of goods sold, shared infrastructure and through streamlining common areas.

The transaction has been unanimously approved by the AMD and Xilinx Boards of Directors. The acquisition is subject to approval by AMD and Xilinx shareholders, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is currently expected to close by the end of calendar year 2021. Until close, the parties remain separate, independent companies.

Management and Board of Directors
Dr. Lisa Su will lead the combined company as CEO. Xilinx President and CEO, Victor Peng, will join AMD as president responsible for the Xilinx business and strategic growth initiatives, effective upon closing of the transaction. In addition, at least two Xilinx directors will join the AMD Board of Directors upon closing.

Advisors
Credit Suisse and DBO Partners are acting as financial advisors to AMD and Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as its legal advisor. Morgan Stanley is acting as lead financial advisor to Xilinx. BofA Securities is also acting as a financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal counsel.

Transaction Website
For more information about the transaction investors are encouraged to visit http://ir.amd.com which will be used by AMD to disclose information about the transaction.

Conference Call and Webcast Details
AMD will hold a conference call for the financial community at 8:00 AM ET (5:00 AM PT) today to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results and plans to acquire Xilinx. AMD will provide a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its website at www.amd.com. The webcast will be available for 12 months after the conference call.
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32 Comments on AMD to Acquire Xilinx, Creating the Industry's HPC Leader

#1
R0H1T
Lisa Su is really leading AMD towards a new & frankly unparalleled peak :respect:
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#2
renz496
35 billion? even higher than what being expected before. will this go through?
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#3
R0H1T
All stock deal, no reason why it shouldn't. This is the perfect time to do such a massive merger. Intel close to it's lowest ebb in over two decades, Nvidia a minor annoyance in comparison & ARM isn't really competing in AMD's core markets for now. With this acquisition AMD will one up Intel in two key areas ~ GPU & of course FPGA.
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#4
mtcn77
R0H1T
Lisa Su is really leading AMD towards a new & frankly unparalleled peak :respect:

I'm sorry but, technically speaking, since Mr. Mark Papermaster hired Dr. Lisa Su, actually he is doing the deed.
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#5
TheLostSwede
mtcn77
I'm sorry but, technically speaking, since Mr. Mark Papermaster hired Dr. Lisa Su, actually he is doing the deed.
So women don't deserve any respect for the work they have done?
That's a very sexist attitude.
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mtcn77
TheLostSwede
So women doesn't deserve any respect for the work they have done?
That's a very sexist attitude.
That is a great one liner.
Can I not recognize 'any' of the contributions of the dude who is her senior? That is a very sjw thing to say... you guys destroy the social structure.
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#7
TheLostSwede
mtcn77
That is a great one liner.
Can I not recognize 'any' of the contributions of the dude who is her senior? That is a very sjw thing to say... you guys destroy the social structure.
Eh? I don't even know what you're talking about here. Please use proper words instead of your own acronyms of things that doesn't have acronyms.

Should the person in charge of HR at AMD also get highlighted then, for doing the paperwork that got Lisa Su hired?
That makes exactly as much sense.
Why can't a successful woman be just that, a successful woman, instead of having to point out the fact that the guy that hired her is the one that deserves the glory. :kookoo:
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#8
mtcn77
TheLostSwede
Should the person in charge of HR at AMD also get highlighted then, for doing the paperwork that got Lisa Su hired?
That makes exactly as much sense.
Yes. You should pay the dividents to everybody. You don't get to single out any...
TheLostSwede
Why can't a successful woman be just that, a successful woman, instead of having to point out the fact that the guy that hired her is the one that deserves the glory. :kookoo:
Look, the notion you are missing in this topic is, AMD is the 'underdog'. The last thing they need is the final straw. Everybody has to be perfect in the company and as AMD is a small company compared to workforce titans, I think you just have to respect the CEO is not the only one deserving respect in the company. There are some people that are very smart there - I have a school mate there, would you believe it...
I think you guys "create hype" for obvious reasons whence the time comes that you will be able to claim the opposite, again.
PS: I'm a Red Team Plus member.
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#9
demian_vi
TheLostSwede
So women don't deserve any respect for the work they have done?
That's a very sexist attitude.
That didnt took long, probably not resetera-fast but still.

And obviously is Lisa Su that's deserves congrats and not who hired her
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mtcn77
demian_vi
And obviously is Lisa Su that's deserves congrats and not who hired her
You guys are just making a special exception clause. Just like any sjw would.
Just not up to speed with the fact this is a team effort.

I mean, literally, the person handles this announcement along with all his past deeds, maybe be mindful a little...

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#11
TheLostSwede
Dude, I'm at a loss, I really have no clue what you're on about, as none of it makes sense in English.

You made a sexist comment, deal with it.

There are so many other ways you could've worded that so it wouldn't have been sexist.
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#12
mtcn77
This is not just 'a stroke of luck', quit dismaying the proponents. The CEO is the superintendent - just as he was before her... What is hard to get? He hired the right person for the job - that opens up credit for him for her achievements.
You just want to 'frame' the achievement in first person as an entitlement seeking sjw.
AMD is run by a team of experts, they don't fire their best engineers for speaking up, they haven't been taken over by an HR hit job and handed over to a group of marketing department in open disguise(Product Assurance and Security Group).
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#13
Khonjel
35 Billion? Damn! When the rumor was $30B, "analysts" were saying Xilinx wouldn't sell. Seems like AMD made them (Xilinx) otherwise.
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ZoneDymo
mtcn77
This is not just 'a stroke of luck', quit dismaying the proponents. The CEO is the superintendent - just as he was before her... What is hard to get? He hired the right person for the job - that opens up credit for him for her achievements.
You just want to 'frame' the achievement in first person as an entitlement seeking sjw.
AMD is run by a team of experts, they don't fire their best engineers for speaking up, they haven't been taken over by an HR hit job and handed over to a group of marketing department in open disguise(Product Assurance and Security Group).
His mom should get the credit, she raised him after all
Now stop being stupid pls and stop derailing this entire topic, honestly mods should clean all this crap up.
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mtcn77
ZoneDymo
His mom should get the credit, she raised him after all
Now stop being stupid pls and stop derailing this entire topic, honestly mods should clean all this crap up.
Why? So that, women get all the credit since they are the only ones being discriminated against? What a segregatory position to take:"a man cannot be in a held back position!"
She isn't even in the sidelines and you guys are dreaming up all sorts of handicaps. She isn't discriminated - she is, in fact, in the spotlight. That is impossible to be discriminated if you aren't in a discriminated position to begin with, remember back to your early teachings: need comes before greed in your distorted positive discrimination ideology and those who deserve recognition aren't even respected.
Not while I'm around, sorry... credit is due where it is deserved. I'm not 'appropriating' as you have, just letting the cat out of the bag.
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#18
theoneandonlymrk
mtcn77
Why? So that, women get all the credit since they are the only ones being discriminated against? What a segregatory position to take - "a man cannot be in a held back position"? She isn't even in the sidelines and you guys are dreaming up all sorts of handicaps. She isn't discriminated, she is in the spotlight. That is impossible to be discriminated if you aren't in a discriminated position to begin with, remember back to your early teachings: need comes before greed in your distorted positive discrimination ideology.
One company merged with another, it's quite likely a fair few people we don't even know are responsible but who gives a shit, this is a tech forum not a personal rights forum and it's not LinkedIn either.

Good buy for AMD , perfectly counters intel buying the other big FPGA company.
And possibly One API too in time.
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#19
mtcn77
theoneandonlymrk
One company merged with another, it's quite likely a fair few people we don't even know are responsible but who gives a shit, this is a tech forum not a personal rights forum and it's not LinkedIn either.
See, this is why you guys lose in debates. Deep down you are all so blissfully ignorant.
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#20
demian_vi
mtcn77
You guys are just making a special exception clause. Just like any sjw would.
Just not up to speed with the fact this is a team effort.

I mean, literally, the person handles this announcement along with all his past deeds, maybe be mindful a little...
you need to grow up, I'm fanatically anti-sjw but that doesn;t mean I won't give credits to Lisa. she's steering the ship, so she will hear the congrats, end of story
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#21
mtcn77
demian_vi
you need to grow up, I'm fanatically anti-sjw but that doesn;t mean I won't give credits to Lisa. she's steering the ship, so she will hear the congrats, end of story
So, you are going to underrepresent a minority group, create a disproportionate power base? I'm in awe at the blatant discrimination, like men don't have rights in the company... sjw much?:laugh:
Why are you bending over backwards like this is some penal code? You are literally in support of institutionalized power imbalance in a hierarchy. Can't a man take credit for his work?
This is borderline dystopic. I cannot wait until you have your full concessions. This is too interesting.
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#22
ZoneDymo
mtcn77
See, this is why you guys lose in debates. Deep down you are all so blissfully ignorant.
"lose in debates"... man this reeks of fedora samurai sword neckbeard stereotype
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#23
theoneandonlymrk
mtcn77
See, this is why you guys lose in debates. Deep down you are all so blissfully relevant.
relevant, I think that's the word that fits, unlike debates on gender bias on a tech forum.

and it's hard to argue with such tangential, Totes BS,
mtcn77
So, you are going to underrepresent a minority group, create a disproportionate power base? I'm in awe at the blatant discrimination, like men don't have rights in the company... sjw much?:laugh:
Why are you bending over backwards like this is some penal code? You are literally in support of institutionalized power imbalance in a hierarchy. Can't a man take credit for his work?
This is borderline dystopic. I cannot wait until you have your full concessions. This is too interesting.
shoud be kicked right into general nonesense, random, but wth, yeah free the people, free the chickens, free everything.

free me ,tier 3 is makin me mental.
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#24
mtcn77
ZoneDymo
"lose in debates"... man this reeks of fedora samurai sword neckbeard stereotype
I should somehow be oppressed for holding minority views by your inequality confirming micro-aggression on mens' rights to equal compensation, but I am not playing your deep-rooted disproportinate patriarchal power struggle to perpetuate your stereotypical gender norms "white washing" game. Doesn't matter how you paint it. You cannot discredit a subject just because of gender differences by your standards.
theoneandonlymrk
and it's hard to argue with such tangential, Totes BS,
That is not an argument. "White washing" is what you are doing.

PS: is this toxic? This is how it sounds like when you discriminate a man just for avoiding the limelight...
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#25
spnidel
TheLostSwede
Dude, I'm at a loss, I really have no clue what you're on about, as none of it makes sense in English.

You made a sexist comment, deal with it.

There are so many other ways you could've worded that so it wouldn't have been sexist.
oh no, someone made a sexist comment, stop the presses lol
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