Intel rumored to bid $6 billion for cloud chip maker Mellanox

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 30 2019 @ 11:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Is Intel about to make another massive investment in Israel? After buying Mobileye for $15 billion in 2017 and investing nearly $16 billion in chip production in the country, the chip giant is reportedly interested in buying Mellanox Technologies.

Reuters writes Intel reportedly offered the company $5.5-$6 billion in cash and stock. Mellanox develops chips and other hardware for data centers.
A $6 billion offer would represent a 35 percent premium to the last closing price of Mellanox on Nasdaq, the Calcalist financial news website said.

Based in Yokneam, Israel, Mellanox makes chips and other hardware for data center servers that power cloud computing.
Intel and Mellanox refused to comment on the rumor.

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