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Xilinx CEO Gavrielov to Step Down This Month

1/5/2018 00:01 AM EST
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Re: possible Xilinx takeover
resistion   1/7/2018 3:38:33 AM
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Indeed Broadcom taking over Xilinx had been considered before: https://www.barrons.com/articles/broadcom-the-acquisition-machine-could-target-xilinx-next-says-citi-1472574236

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emesdoublee   1/5/2018 4:23:43 PM
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Here is my analysis. Xilinx is about to get purchased. The reason is that the FPGA biz has a fundamental maximum customer base. They are expensive and very difficult to design. They have a lot of bugs and customer support burden. They have many buy 20 customers that think they own you because they spent a couple thousand for them. I think Victor is just a placeholder CEO. Xilinx board knows it will sell. Victors tenure will be very short. They will go like Altera did. Otherwise they would have brought in a big hitter from outside Xilinx. Just waiting for sale announcement. Similar to mellanox.

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