(Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD.O on Tuesday said it would buy rival chipmaker Xilinx XLNX.O in a $35 billion all-stock deal, seeking a larger share of the lucrative data center chip market.
The deal marks another milestone in the consolidation of the global semiconductor industry, as chipmakers stock up on ammunition to supply to an ever-growing Internet of Things, which connects everything from smart speakers to cars with processors.
The sector has seen at least 120 acquisitions with a minimum deal value of $1 billion in the last two decades, according to Refinitiv data.
Below are a few high-value semiconductor deals that took place in the last five years.
** Softbank Group 9984.T acquired UK-based chip designer Arm in 2016 for $30.75 billion.
** Toshiba Memory Corp sold its chip unit to investment consortium K.K Pangea for $17.93 billion in September 2017.
** NXP Semiconductors NXPI.O bought Freescale Semiconductors for about $16.1 billion in 2015.
** Intel Corp INTC.O bought rival Altera Corp for $15.33 billion in 2015.
** Germany's Infineon Technologies IFXGn.DE completed its $10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corp in April.
Reporting by Eva Mathews and Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru, Writing by Subrat Patnaik; Editing by Bernard Orr
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