Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) have come together as part of latter’s Accelerate Ecosystem. This development supports collaboration between Microsemi and major firms in the semiconductor IC, IP, software, systems, design spaces and tools to integrate, deliver and test system-level solutions and pre-validated designs for end customers in Microsemi’s major vertical markets.
There are multiple advantages of Accelerate Ecosystem, one of which is reduced time-to-market for end consumers. Also, it will lower time-to-revenue for Microsemi as well as ecosystem members through technology alignment, sales acceleration and joint marketing.
In unrelated news, Microsemi reported interoperability between its 12 Gbps SAS/SATA host bus adapters and RAID adapters, including the SmartHBA 2100, SmartRAID 3100 and Microsemi Adaptec HBA 1100, part of its AMD’s EPYC™ processor series and Smart Storage adapters portfolio. Data center consumers seeking for storage adapter offerings for EPYC processor deployments can now use Microsemi’s extensive suite of Smart Storage solutions as a well-suited end-to-end solution.
As per a recent report issued by IDC, the global server market grew almost 20% in Q3 2017, reaching $17 billion and moving even higher over the IDC’s long-term projection of 4% compound annual growth rate from 2015-2020. Microsemi Smart Storage platform uses the firm’s unified Smart Storage Stack. It is enhanced for different server storage applications for server original equipment manufacturers, data centers and server original design manufacturers following its high flexibility and performance.
Lot more changes are coming in for the server processor market as applications and workloads continue to grow, consuming more I/O and memory bandwidth than ever before. This is where the Advanced Micro EPYC processor stands apart, offering major performance and scale for enterprise and cloud consumers.
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More recently, Susquehanna, a Wall Street firm, reported that Advanced Micro will face a setback as specialized digital currency mining chips comes to the market this year. The research firm has lowered its rating to ‘Negative’ from ‘Neutral’ and reduced its price target for AMD stock.