Intel is reportedly in talks for a $10 billion-plus takeover of basestation chipmaker Altera.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday afternoon that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) is in talks to buy Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR). Terms and timing on the deal are not known. It would be a massive acquisition for Intel, as Altera currently has a market cap of $10.4 billion.
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Silicon-related M&A is picking up, with M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. acquiring several vendors recently. The Intel acquisition could be the latest entry in an already busy acquisitions market. (See Chip M&A: What's Next for MACOM?)
jabailo, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/7/2015 | 11:58:25 AM
Re: Intel and LTE Well remember the NT kernel is a hybrid...at the core of its design a microkernel but with some external processes embedded in it. Still potentially smaller than a linux macro-kernel and closer to Mach in architecture. This speaks well to a IoT design where you want a small footprint, but at the same time might want closely coupled in-kernel features for speed, but not everything.
MordyK, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/6/2015 | 11:08:07 PM
Re: Intel and LTE unless they made the commitment to open source in their agreement the comment still stands. there' also the issue of Windows Emebedded being a notoriously large kernel which bodes ill for minituarized devices.
I'm not trying to criticize, just kinda marveling out loud...
jabailo, User Rank: Light Sabre 4/6/2015 | 10:01:57 PM
Re: Intel and LTE Maybe some day:
Open-source Windows? The unthinkable is already happening, says Microsoft
According to Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich, a future that includes an open-source Windows could happen. "It's definitely possible," Russinovich reportedly told an audience at the ChefCon conference in Santa Clara this week. "It's a new Microsoft."
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