Cavium Buys Switching and SDN Specialist Xpliant For US$90m

Cavium Buys Switching and SDN Specialist Xpliant For US$90m

Cavium, chipmaker of highly integrated, multi-core processors for the networking, data center, and service provider markets is acquiring San Jose based switching firm Xpliant for approximately $90 million. Xpliant’s family of switching solutions will be highly synergistic with Cavium’s existing infrastructure product offerings such as ThunderX, OCTEON and LiquidIO families, said Cavium.

The acquisition will enable Cavium will offer complete end to end solutions for compute, networking and storage, optimized for best performance, cost and power for next generation virtualized software defined infrastructure.

Xpliant has developed a family of switching silicon solutions with 10G/40G/100G port speeds and port densities supporting throughput ranging from multi-hundred gigabit to multi-terabit. 

Xpliant as developed a disruptive family of switching silicon solutions for next generation software defined networks. This product line significantly expands our addressable TAM and will be an exciting addition to our portfolio of solutions for the data center, service provider and enterprise markets.”

–     Syed Ali, President and CEO, Cavium 

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