In February, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. move to acquire microserver startup SeaMicro Inc. in a deal worth $334 million. SeaMicro, founded in 2007, started out building servers using only Intel's Atom processors, then branched out to Xeon processors.
By acquiring a server company AMD (Sunnyvale, Calif.) put itself in position to gain design wins for its own x86 processors and to deliver server technology to customers (see AMD to buy microserver startup SeaMicro).
By December, AMD was announcing plans to cut 15 percent of its staff along with a re-organization intended to achieve a breakeven point of $1.3 billion in quarterly revenue. However, some observers said AMD's losses and rate of cash burn raise doubts as to whether the company could last beyong 2013.
Intel acqisition of Infineon closed in January 2011
Nvidia acquisition of Icera closed in June 2011
Google Moto deal did close in 2012 but was first announced in August 2011 and is equipment related.
Samsung acquisition of CSR mobile development operations is an important deal that was first announced in July 2012. Samsung agreed to pay CSR plc (Cambridge, England) $310 million for its handset connectivity and location operations and the associated technology. Samsung has also agreed to invest an additional $34.4 million to take a 4.9 percent stake in publicly-held CSR.
We covered the story initially here:
and followed up with an analysis here:
Thanks to tpfj for the reminder.
Not sure what you mean by Google acquiring Moto Mobility is an equipment deal and therefore somehow not relevant? Some would argue its the insurance policy for Android. You are right, the other two were 2011 deals, oops (blush), time sure seems to fly.
This is why Apple is king in quality products. Apple just makes everything better than the rest. This gotta get you even more upset huh? Upset for no reason at all. I can't afford a Ferrari but I don't just hate the company for it. I just don't get these Apple hater trailer trash folks. Oh wait! there is a free Android phone for you at T-Mobile.
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