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The global semiconductor company AMD (Advanced Micro Devices Inc) agreed to acquire to acquire Xilinx in approximately $35 billion. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA and Adaptive SoCs, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology. The merger will create the industry’s leading high performance computing company.

  • The combination will, significantly expanding the breadth of AMD’s product portfolio and customer set across diverse growth markets where Xilinx is an established leader.
  • AMD will offer the industry’s strongest portfolio of high performance processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge and end devices.

In December 2019, AMD announced that it had joined the Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) and forged partnerships with leading technology providers to help promote the development and proliferation of new blockchain-powered gaming platforms.

The Blockchain Game Alliance is committed to driving awareness and adoption of blockchain technologies within the game industry, providing an open forum for individuals and companies to share knowledge and collaborate, create common standards, establish best practices, and network.

In June 2019, AMD and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced a multi-year strategic partnership in ultra-low power, high performance mobile graphics IP based on AMD Radeon graphics technologies. As part of the partnership, Samsung will license AMD graphics IP and will focus on advanced graphics technologies and solutions that are critical for enhancing innovation across mobile applications including smartphones.

About AMD
Silicon Valley-based AMD (Advanced Micro Devices Inc.) is a global leader in the semiconductor industry. The company has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. It is a building block for gaming, immersive platforms, and datacentre sectors. The company employs more than 10,000 employees across the world.

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