AMD this afternoon has despatched out a quick replace to the general public and buyers, providing an replace on the standing of the continuing Xilinx acquisition. AMD’s buy of the FPGA maker, which was earlier anticipated to shut by the tip of this yr, is now anticipated to shut within the first quarter of 2022. Attributing the setback to delays in regulatory approval, AMD believes they’ll have the ability to lastly safe the mandatory approval for the $35 billion deal subsequent quarter.
As a fast refresher, AMD first introduced their intention to purchase Xilinx again in October of 2020. The FPGA maker was a profitable goal for AMD, whose gross sales (and market capitalization) have been rising by leaps and bounds over the previous few years. This has introduced AMD to the purpose the place they’re taking a look at diversification, in addition to protecting any gaps of their product lineup that will be holding them again within the server market. Because the plan goes, buying Xilinx, will permit AMD to supply FPGAs alongside (and probably built-in with) their present CPU and GPU/accelerator merchandise.
The deal was beforehand anticipated to shut by the tip of 2021, and AMD has remained very tight lipped on the matter exterior of their preliminary announcement. None the much less, buying the mandatory regulatory approval is seemingly taking AMD longer than deliberate. In keeping with the corporate they aren’t anticipating to want to vary the deal or alter any of its phrases, however they are going to want one other quarter to get the final approvals required to shut the deal.