Marvell Technology, a provider of infrastructure semiconductor solutions, has acquired Inphi Corporation, a provider of high-speed data movement in a cash and stock transaction. According to the announcement, Marvell aims to reorganize so that the combined company will be domiciled in the United States, creating a U.S. semiconductor powerhouse with an enterprise value of approximately $40 billion.
Combining Marvell’s portfolio with Inphi’s electro-optics interconnect platform
Today’s machine learning and other data-driven workloads have expanded beyond the confines of the server and now span the entire cloud data center. These make the software-defined data center the new computing paradigm. This complementary transaction will accelerate Marvell’s position in hyper-scale cloud data centers and 5G wireless infrastructure.
Matt Murphy, president and CEO of Marvell, talked about the acquisition, saying,
“Our acquisition of Inphi will fuel Marvell’s leadership in the cloud and extend our 5G position over the next decade. Inphi’s technologies are at the heart of cloud data center networks and they continue to extend their lead with innovative new products, including 400G data center interconnect optical modules, which leverage their unique silicon photonics and DSP technologies. We believe that Inphi’s growing presence with cloud customers will also lead to additional opportunities for Marvell’s DPU and ASIC products.”
With this acquisition, Marvell’s storage, networking, processor, and security portfolio will be combined with Inphi’s electro-optics interconnect platform. Inphi’s high-speed electro-optics portfolio provides the connectivity fabric for cloud data centers and wired and wireless carrier networks, just as Marvell’s copper physical layer portfolio does for enterprise and future in-vehicle networks.
“Marvell and Inphi share a vision to enable the world’s data infrastructure and we have both transformed our respective businesses to benefit from the strong secular growth expected in the cloud data center and 5G wireless markets,” according to Ford Tamer, President and CEO of Inphi.