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OCZ Technology to Acquire Indilinx Co., Ltd

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Indilinx Co., Ltd, a privately held fabless provider of flash controller silicon and software for SSDs.

Indilinx is headquartered in South Korea and currently sells its line of flash controllers to SSD manufacturers and Tier One OEMs for use in a broad array of products addressing multiple markets, including embedded and industrial as well as laptops and PCs. Indilinx controllers have been deployed within OCZ's SSD products since December 2008, and are currently featured in the Z-Drive series of PCIe-based SSDs. Indilinx's technology is expected to enable OCZ to expand its presence into the embedded, hybrid storage, and industrial markets.

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Wouldn't it make more sense o acquire SandForce ? Unless they are too expensive...
 
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That's what I said. Anand responded with "The reality is that to buy SF would require more money than OCZ is worth at this point. SF is a very interesting acquisition target, but the company wants to go public so any acquisition price will be very high."
 

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OCZ is on a roll now.
 
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OCZ must be getting serious about solidifying and then growing their SSD share. Maybe Seagate and WD should look over their shoulders at the SSD market.
 
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That's what I said. Anand responded with "The reality is that to buy SF would require more money than OCZ is worth at this point. SF is a very interesting acquisition target, but the company wants to go public so any acquisition price will be very high."
Or this might also mean that we can expect Indilinx controllers to get significantly better, considering they will probably get almost exclusive in OCZ drives. So if they were around mid of the pack now, they might be a direct SandForce competitor. Which might be a good thing as well. If you want high end controller now you pretty much only have SandForce. But this might change now... After all, Indilinx was the first proper controller at release time because it didn't have silly problems like JMicrons and it was fast as well.
 
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Quite a step for OCZ to take. To be honest, they're done very well in the past with RAM, and have done very well recently with SSDs. Good move, IMO. Still won't buy an Indilinx controlled drive until they can compete with Sandforce, though.
 

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Wouldn't it make more sense o acquire SandForce ? Unless they are too expensive...
Too expensive. Disturbing SandForce at this juncture will pretty much lead to the collapse of the consumer SSD industry.
 
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Quite a step for OCZ to take. To be honest, they're done very well in the past with RAM, and have done very well recently with SSDs. Good move, IMO. Still won't buy an Indilinx controlled drive until they can compete with Sandforce, though.
I would buy Indilinx drives if they can be made for a decent price, with decent storage... OCZ might be going exactly that road: SSD's for the common man.

Still, I won't buy OCZ.
 
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A year or two ago i'd prefer Indilinx over JMicron, but at the moment i prefer SandForce over anything else.
 
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There have been quite a few companies acquiring other companies recently.
 
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There have been quite a few companies acquiring other companies recently.
it always as been like that in the industry :p its a pacman game!

like when quantum sold hard drive "division" to maxtor then seagate baught maxtor LOL
 
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it always as been like that in the industry :p its a pacman game!

like when quantum sold hard drive "division" to maxtor then seagate baught maxtor LOL
Yeah. But I didn't think it was like several companies within the same week.
Oh well lol Shows how much I pay attention :eek: