Analog/Mixed Signal

Marvell bets big on cloud switching with Innovium deal

05 August 2021

Marvell Technology is wading deep into the Ethernet cloud switching market with its acquisition of Innovium.

The all-stock, about $1.1 billion deal will give Marvell momentum in the cloud data center market. Marvel already made moves in this market with last year’s buy out of Inphi Corp.

Marvell said the acquisition would help the company to play in the fastest growing segment of the switch market with its cloud-optimized solution called Teralynx, a switching architecture that delivers ultra-low latency, optimized power, high performance and telemetry for cloud-scale data centers.

Marvell’s cloud data center solutions now include:

  • High speed electro-optical PAM4 and coherent DSP chipsets.
  • Pluggable Colorz DIC modules.
  • Octeon-based DPUs for security, offload and acceleration.
  • Arm-based server CPUs.
  • Full custom ASICs.
  • Bravera flash and HDD-based storage.

Marvell forecasted the data center market for merchant Ethernet switch silicon is estimated to grow to about $2 billion by 2026.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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