Wednesday, December 22nd 2021

SK hynix Receives Merger Clearances for Intel NAND and SSD Business Acquisition

SK hynix Inc. today announced that it has received merger clearance from the Chinese antitrust authority, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) for its acquisition of Intel NAND and SSD business. With SAMR's merger clearance SK hynix has received all required merger clearances in eight jurisdictions from the relevant competition authorities.

SK hynix will continue to prepare to close the transaction including achieving all of the closing conditions. The consideration for the 1st Closing is USD 7 billion. Upon the 1st Closing, SK hynix will acquire the Intel SSD business (including SSD-associated IP and employees) and Dalian facility. SK hynix sincerely welcomes and appreciates SAMR's merger clearance for the deal. SK hynix will enhance its competitiveness of NAND Flash and SSD business by continuing the remaining post-merger integration process.
Source: SK hynix
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2 Comments on SK hynix Receives Merger Clearances for Intel NAND and SSD Business Acquisition

It still makes no sense to me why Intel couldn't succeed in the SSD market. They started out with some of the best drives, did it simply come down to foundry capacity, i.e. they didn't have enough fabs in low cost regions like Asia to compete?
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SSD and memory are the future as we create more and more information. I think Intel just needs extra money and is willing to sacrifice their memory business. Think it is the wrong decision but I guess we will truly know in 15-20 years.
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