Monday, May 24th 2021

European Comission Approves SK Hynix Proposal for Acquisition of Intel NAND and SSD Business

SK Hynix is now a step closer to fulfilling its acquisition plans of Intel's NAND and SSD Business. The deal, for $9 billion, has now been cleared by the European Comission. This is in addition to previous approvals garnered from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last year, and approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) this March. Intel and SK Hynix expect all the further required approvals to be obtained throughout 2021.

Per the agreement terms, SK hynix will acquire from Intel the remaining assets, including IP related to the manufacture and design of NAND flash wafers, R&D employees, and the Dalian fab workforce, upon a final closing. SK hynix expects that the transaction would enable SK hynix to grow the memory ecosystem to the benefit of customers, partners, employees and shareholders. Access to Intel's IP and already specialized workforce and plant on memory manufacturing is sure to enable these goals.
Source: Guru 3D
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3 Comments on European Comission Approves SK Hynix Proposal for Acquisition of Intel NAND and SSD Business

#1
XiGMAKiD
Overclockable SSD was failed, small capacity expensive cache SSD was also failed, not so sure about their bargain TLC SSD but it seems they finally buckled under the pressure. I hope their CPU fab isn't next to join GloFo.
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Caring1
Does this include Intel's Optane drives, or are they made from magic tiles?
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mechtech
wait what?!

Intel is pawning off their NAND and SSD division!?!? I would have thought the new CEO would have kept that?!?
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