Advanced Micro Devices' AMD all-stock deal to acquire peer Xilinx XLNX is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2022 delayed from the prior target of 2021 end. AMD has made this strategic transaction with an aim to strengthen the company's technology portfolio and expand its rapidly growing data center business amid strong competition.What does the AMD/Xilinx merger mean for AMD?
The AMD/Xilinx merger provides a way for AMD to access new end-markets in Automotive and Industrial. Xilinx’s data center business is complementary to AMD’s server capabilities and will allow AMD to leverage its EPYC processor technology.Is AMD's acquisition of arm a bigger deal than Nvidia's?
With only China remaining, AMD's acquisition has surpassed the acquisition of British chip design company Arm ltd. by GPU rival Nvidia. Compared with AMD's transaction, NVIDIA has a broader acquisition range because Arm is ubiquitous in the modern computing ecosystem.Should AMD consider a deal similar to Intel's Altera?
Some people are considering a deal similar to Intel's acquisition of Altera at the end of 2015 because the deal has been approved by China. AMD is optimistic about this transaction and stated in a statement to Seeking Alpha that it expects the transaction to be completed by the end of this year.