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Intel buys Barefoot Networks for Ethernet switch chips and software

June 11, 2019


Intel signed a deal to acquire Barefoot Networks primarily for its Ethernet switch silicon and software used in data centers.

The acquisition, announced Monday, helps Intel provide hyperscale cloud customers with programming capabilities and flexibility, said Navin Shenoy, general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group in a blog. Terms of the deal were not announced; it is expected to close in the third quarter.

Shenoy called Barefoot Networks “a great complement to our existing connectivity options” with one of the most talented and experienced teams in the industry.

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