— Transaction Creates a Leader in High-Performance and Adaptive Computing —
— AMD to Offer Industry’s Strongest Portfolio of Adaptive CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and SoCs to Address Approximately $135 Billion Market Opportunity —
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 14 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Xilinx in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition, originally announced on October 27, 2020, creates the industry’s leader in high-performance and adaptive computing with significantly expanded scale and the strongest portfolio of cutting-edge adaptive computing, graphics and SoC products. AMD expects the acquisition to be accretive to non-GAAP margins, non-GAAP EPS and free cash flow generation in the first year.
“The acquisition of Xilinx brings together a highly complementary set of products, customers and markets combined with differentiated intellectual property and world-class talent to create the industry leader in high performance and adaptive computing,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “Xilinx offers cutting-edge FPGAs, adaptive SoCs, AI engines, and software expertise that enable AMD to deliver the industry’s strongest portfolio of adaptive, high-performance computing solutions and capture a greater share of approximately $135 billion market opportunity we see across cloud, edge and smart devices.
Former Xilinx CEO Victor Peng will join AMD as chairman of the new Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group (AECG). AECG remains focused on driving FPGA, Adaptive SoC and software leadership roadmaps, now with the added scale of the combined company and the ability to offer an expanded set of solutions, including AMD CPUs and GPUs.
“The rapid expansion of connected devices and data-intensive applications with embedded AI is driving a growing demand for highly efficient and adaptive high-performance computing solutions,” said Victor Peng. “The combination of AMD and Xilinx will accelerate our ability to define this new era of computing by providing the most comprehensive portfolio of adaptive computing platforms capable of powering a wide range of intelligent applications.”
At closing, Xilinx shareholders received 1.7234 shares of AMD common stock and cash in lieu of fractional shares of AMD common stock for each share of Xilinx common stock. Common stock of Xilinx will no longer be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
For more information on the transaction, investors are invited to visit the AMD/Xilinx Acquisition webpage.
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