Good exit for Seamicro. I don't believe they stood a chance as an independent system company. For AMD, being able to integrate the seamicro fabric into their low power parts will give it an edge over Intel in the "Cloud Datacenter" space.
With Intel buying the Infiniband unit of Qlogic it appears that both these CPU vendors are looking at integrating a fabrics into their designs. Changes are afoot! It will interesting to see how this plays out.
This also validates what the ARM server guys like Calxeda/AppliedMicro are trying to do - the future innovations are outside of the CPU now.
Certainly an interesting way in which to increase product sales. That's got to cause some serious issues for sales people who get their checks from one company but are selling product containing chips from their primary competitor.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.