Thursday, February 10th 2022

AMD Receives All Regulatory Approvals to Acquire Xilinx

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that it has received approval from all necessary authorities to proceed with the acquisition of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX). With the exception of the remaining customary closing conditions, all conditions to the transaction closing have been satisfied and the company expects the transaction to close on or about February 14, 2022.

AMD announced its intention to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction on October 27, 2020. The transaction brings together two industry leaders with complementary product portfolios and customers, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and intelligent end devices.
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24 Comments on AMD Receives All Regulatory Approvals to Acquire Xilinx

#1
MagnuTron
Woop woop 10 Gbit new base standard plz
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#2
Tomorrow
Stark contrast to Nvidia's attempt at aquiring ARM.
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#3
Vayra86
If Lisa has the feminine-version of balls, she'll wear a leather jacket in the next press conference.

Man, that would be hilarious stuff. "Hi, uncle!"

And should probably consider cutting one arm off that jacket too :D
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#4
b4psm4m
Could be some amazing ryzens in the future with this. I think I read somewhere that the plan was to use part of the chip as fpga to run old/outdated instructions that take a lot of die space. Moar cores!
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#5
R-T-B
b4psm4mCould be some amazing ryzens in the future with this. I think I read somewhere that the plan was to use part of the chip as fpga to run old/outdated instructions that take a lot of die space. Moar cores!
That would just take more die space for the same thing though. What good would reprogramability of the chip section do there?
MadsMagnusWoop woop 10 Gbit new base standard plz
This isn't a NIC manufacturer...
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#6
repman244
R-T-BThis isn't a NIC manufacturer...
Xilinx bought Solarflare, and continue to make NICs.
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#7
Steevo
So back where they started before they started bleeding after the ATI acquisition and phenomenal failures.

Good work AMD.
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#8
Wirko
The company logos look like they were made by the same designer in the same state of mind, it won't be hard to combine them into one.

R-T-BThat would just take more die space for the same thing though. What good would reprogramability of the chip section do there?
Download the microcode for each old instruction, every time, from xilinx.amd.com, so developers learn not to use them?
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#9
seth1911
I think AMD need xilinx cause in the Desktop Market they have below 200€ zero, nothing against any CPU since Comet Lake.

Celeron 6900 41€
Pentium 7400 63€
10100F 79€
12100F 121€
10400F 139€
11400F 149€
12400F 179€


A Athlon 3000G is on pair with an Intel 10100 non F for 93€:laugh:
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#10
Tigger
I'm the only one
All stock, shame they don't piss money like Intel.
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#11
R0H1T
R-T-BThat would just take more die space for the same thing though. What good would reprogramability of the chip section do there?
They could do the same Apple is doing, FPGA will work wonders for a lot of tasks where x86 simply would be too unnecessary or power consuming.
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#12
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
b4psm4mWoop woop 10 Gbit new base standard plz
Sure. But that isn't what the deal is about.
R0H1TThey could do the same Apple is doing, FPGA will work wonders for a lot of tasks where x86 simply would be too unnecessary or power consuming.
Apple has control of the entire stack though. AMD has to run on software not specifically designed for their hardware.
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#13
z1n0x
seth1911I think AMD need xilinx cause in the Desktop Market they have below 200€ zero, nothing against any CPU since Comet Lake.

Celeron 6900 41€
Pentium 7400 63€
10100F 79€
12100F 121€
10400F 139€
11400F 149€
12400F 179€


A Athlon 3000G is on pair with an Intel 10100 non F for 93€:laugh:
Xilinx's acquisition has nothing to do with budget cpus. It's about the Data Center (SmartNICs, computational storage, silicon photonics), autonomous driving, telecommunications (5G).
If you're interested in what they do... www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/fpga/what-is-an-fpga.html
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#14
seth1911
Amd need xilinx for finacials cause amd is dead on the desktop in the future.

everyone goes to intel till 200€
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#15
R-T-B
repman244Xilinx bought Solarflare, and continue to make NICs.
Ok, I just learned something. Cool.
R0H1TThey could do the same Apple is doing, FPGA will work wonders for a lot of tasks where x86 simply would be too unnecessary or power consuming.
You'll lose more going FPGA than you ever could gain back with another ISA.
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#16
R0H1T
Depends on the task, these'd do well in servers & "eventually" general consumer market if AMD can build a good software base for them. There's no free lunch & as Nvidia, with CUDA, or Apple have demonstrated software goes a long way into making the best use of your (own) hardware.
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#17
z1n0x
seth1911Amd need xilinx for finacials cause amd is dead on the desktop in the future.

everyone goes to intel till 200€
Big money is in Data Center and Notebooks, not Desktop.

Btw, i think you might be on the wrong website. Maybe you were looking for wccftech?
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#18
Wirko
R0H1TThey could do the same Apple is doing, FPGA will work wonders for a lot of tasks where x86 simply would be too unnecessary or power consuming.
What is Apple doing that's related to FPGAs?
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#19
R0H1T
Not FPGA per se but dedicated hardware accelerators.
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#20
Cutechri
seth1911amd is dead
Oh really? Have you checked their quarterly revenue? Lmao
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#21
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
WirkoThe company logos look like they were made by the same designer in the same state of mind, it won't be hard to combine them into one.




Download the microcode for each old instruction, every time, from xilinx.amd.com, so developers learn not to use them?
AMD Logo will replace xilinx
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#22
mama
Does this mean AMD drivers will get even better?:D
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#23
TheoneandonlyMrK
R0H1TThey could do the same Apple is doing, FPGA will work wonders for a lot of tasks where x86 simply would be too unnecessary or power consuming.
It's the IP for deformable co processor's, that could get interesting pretty quickly.
Intel has they're FPGA subsidiary too.
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#24
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
TomorrowStark contrast to Nvidia's attempt at aquiring ARM.
nvidia own mellanox
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