Mellanox's acquisition and investment strategy focuses on key technologies, applications and innovations that influence and support the company's leading, end-to-end high-performance interconnect solutions.
In July 2013, Mellanox acquired privately held Kotura, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of advanced silicon photonics optical interconnect technology for high-speed networking applications.
Silicon photonics is expected to play a significant role in the enablement of high-speed networks. With world class expertise and over 120 granted or pending patents in CMOS photonics and packaging design, Kotura has made a number of ground breaking innovations in optical interconnects by integrating multiple high speed active and passive optical functions onto a silicon chip. Kotura's technology will enable Mellanox's interconnect products to scale to bandwidths of 100Gb/s and beyond, and have longer reach optical connectivity at a lower cost, allowing users to further reduce their capital and operating expenses and offer new revenue-generating services.
The acquisition expands Mellanox's ability to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with next generation optical connectivity, allowing data center customers to meet the growing demands of high-performance, Web 2.0, cloud, data center, database, financial services and storage applications. Mellanox believes that the Kotura acquisition enhances its ability to provide leading technologies for high speed, scalable and efficient end-to-end interconnect solutions.
The Kotura acquisition is synergistic with Mellanox's acquisition of IPtronics because Mellanox 100Gb/s silicon photonics interconnect solutions will incorporate the high-speed opto-electronic technology from Kotura and the modulator drivers and TIAs from IPtronics.
Location: Monterey Park, CA
Total purchase price: $82 million
Wed, May 15, 2013
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kotura, Inc.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Kotura, Inc.
In July 2013, Mellanox acquired privately held IPtronics A/S, a leader in optical interconnect component design for digital communications. Strategically focused on optical interconnects and active copper interconnect solutions for the communications market, IPtronics offers Multichannel Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) Drivers, Modulator Drivers (MD) and Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIA) with significantly lower power consumption, richer feature sets and lower costs compared to existing solutions in the market place today. The technology Mellanox acquired in connection with the transaction bridges the gap between optical and electrical interfaces and enables system providers to overcome the physical constraints of using copper-based connections in 100Gb/s and beyond high-speed interfaces and backplanes.
Mellanox expects the acquisition of IPtronics to enhance its competiveness and its position as a leading provider of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems.
The IPtronics acquisition is synergistic with Mellanox's acquisition of Kotura because Mellanox 100Gb/s silicon photonics interconnect solutions will incorporate the high-speed opto-electronic technology from Kotura and the modulator drivers and TIAs from IPtronics.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Total purchase price: $47.5 million
Mon, Jul 1, 2013
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Completes Acquisition of IPtronics A/S
Tue, Jun 4, 2013
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire IPtronics A/S
In 2013 Mellanox acquired certain assets of XLoom Communications Ltd., an industry innovator in the domain of opto-electric chip-scale packaging, relating to XLoom's key technologies, as well as hired XLoom's senior technology personnel.
In February 2011, Mellanox acquired Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics. The performance requirements for faster, better, and more cost-efficient computing and storage platforms in the virtualized data center and cloud markets are driving the need for superior connectivity solutions. Mellanox's acquisition of Voltaire addresses this need by strengthening Mellanox's market leadership position as the premier provider of end-to-end connectivity systems. The acquisition combined the two company's highly complementary products, markets and customers, as well as enhanced company scale, system product knowledge and software capabilities.
The transaction also expands the company's software and product offerings to allow it to serve a wider range of data center markets, including High-Performance Computing, financial services, database, Web 2.0, Internet and the Cloud.
Location: Raanana, Israel
Total purchase price: $208 million
Mon, Feb 7, 2011
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Voltaire, Ltd.
Mon, Nov 29, 2010
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Voltaire Ltd. for Cash
In 2013, Mellanox purchased certain assets from several technology companies and individuals in all cash transactions.