SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, Feb 15, 2022 – AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the completion of its acquisition of Xilinx in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition, originally announced on October 27, 2020, creates the industry’s high-performance and adaptive computing leader with significantly expanded scale and the strongest portfolio of leadership computing, graphics and adaptive 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 IP and world-class talent to create the industry’s high-performance and adaptive computing leader,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “Xilinx offers industry-leading FPGAs, adaptive SoCs, AI engines and software expertise that enable AMD to offer the strongest portfolio of high-performance and adaptive computing solutions in the industry and capture a larger share of the approximately $135 billion market opportunity we see across cloud, edge and intelligent devices.”
Former Xilinx CEO Victor Peng will join AMD as president of the newly formed Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group (AECG). AECG remains focused on driving leadership FPGA, Adaptive SoC and software roadmaps, now with the additional 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 are driving the growing demand for highly efficient and adaptive high-performance computing solutions,” said Victor Peng. “Bringing AMD and Xilinx together 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.”
Upon close, Xilinx stockholders received 1.7234 shares of AMD common stock and cash in lieu of any fractional shares of AMD common stock for each share of Xilinx common stock. Xilinx common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ stock market.
For more information about the transaction, investors are encouraged to visit the AMD/Xilinx Acquisition web page.
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies from the cloud, to the edge, to intelligent end devices Founded in 1984 Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and was the first fabless semiconductor company In 2012 the company introduced the first product based on 3 D stacked silicon using silicon interposer technology It made history with the first extendable system on chip (SoCs) by tightly integrating a processor system with programmable logic More recently, in 2019 Xilinx introduced an adaptive computing technology that delivers breakthrough AI inference and signal processing performance and its innovations in developer tools have fueled developers’ ambitions for more than two decades.
For Xilinx, being a leader in adaptive computing is more than algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning It means helping customers create scalable, differentiated and intelligent solutions that enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future. For more information, visit https://www.xilinx.com.
For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.