Chinese market regulator approved transaction resulting in AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx. This approval brings the purchase, which was announced in October 2020, to completion. The amount of the deal is $35 billion.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said in a public notice that it would approve the deal provided that AMD and Xilinx do not force co-selling of products or discriminate against customers who buy one set of products over another.
The regulator added that the combined company must also ensure the “flexibility and programmability of Xilinx FPGAs” and “the compatibility of their development methods with ARM-based processors.” It must also ensure that its GPUs and FPGAs sold in China are compatible with other products available in the Chinese market.