"Cavium Inc. will take on Broadcom, Intel and Mellanox in storage and networking with its billion-dollar acquisition of Qlogic Corp. The deal teams one of the semiconductor’s fastest growing companies with one just starting to emerge from a decline.
The acquisition adds Qlogic’s Fibre Channel and Ethernet controllers and boards to Cavium’s line up of communications, security and general-purpose processors, positioning Cavium as more of a full-line supplier to data centers. "
Other developments in networking chips- Stanford Professor’s Startup Plans Novel Networking Chips.
Additional information on recent semiconductor mergers and acquisitions and China efforts- Update:China 2015/2016 Semiconductor Mergers, Acquisitions
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