Mellanox (MLNX) is acquiring Kotura, a developer of silicon photonics interconnect tech, for...

|About: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX)|By:, SA News Editor

Mellanox (MLNX) is acquiring Kotura, a developer of silicon photonics interconnect tech, for $82M in cash. The deal, which is expected to be accretive to 2014 EPS by $0.01-$0.03, is noteworthy in light of Intel's (INTC) efforts to both develop both InfiniBand solutions and 100G silicon photonics interconnects for its server CPU platforms, with the goal of creating more modular server architectures. This purchase seems aimed at trying to meet that long-term threat.