AMD acquires SeaMicro to grab share of microserver market

AMD logoAMD has made a $334 million bet on the energy-efficient "microserver" market. On Wednesday afternoon, the company announced that they have reached a $334 million agreement, to purchase SeaMicro, a successful microserver manufacturer.

Launched in 2007, SeaMicro quickly gained attention for their ability to combine cheap, low-end processors that could handle Web-centric server workloads. The company worked closely, if not exclusively, with Intel processors in recent years. SeaMicro's current SM server line uses Intel's Atom and "Sandy Bridge" processors.

“By acquiring SeaMicro, we are accelerating AMD’s transformation into an agile, disruptive innovator capable of staking a data center leadership position,” said Rory Read, AMD's president and CEO, in today's news release.

For now, AMD will continue to sell SeaMicro servers based on Intel Atom processors according to PC World. However, AMD expects to release the first SeaMicro servers based on AMD Opteron processors within the year.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: AMD, servers

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