Although Intel is already the largest manufacturer of computer chips in the United States, it does not currently produce chips that manage communications over Ethernet. This chip technology is widely used to connect huge computers and computers.The serverNetwork. At present, this area of network chips is dominated by Broadcom.
Navin Shenoy, Intel's executive vice president, said the acquisition was aimed at seizing the opportunities brought about by the data explosion. Data explosion not only enhances the market demand for computing performance of data analysis, but also enhances the demand for network systems that exchange data in data centers.
Barefoot's technology stands out from other Ethernet chip technologies because of its technical flexibility. Customers can program chips to improve operational efficiency according to their specific uses.
Sun Nayi said the deal was expected to be completed in the third quarter, but refused to disclose its value.
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