Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it completed the acquisition of privately held IPtronics A/S, a leader in optical interconnect component design for digital communications, at a total cash purchase price of $47.5 million, subject to certain working capital and other adjustments.
The transaction enhances Mellanox’s ability to deliver complete end-to-end optical interconnect solutions at 100Gb/s and beyond, and is expected to increase Mellanox’s competiveness and position as a leading provider of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems.
IPtronics’ current location in Roskilde, Denmark, will serve as Mellanox’s first R&D center in Europe. Mellanox expects to expand its customer support presence within Europe from this location.
“Our acquisition of IPtronics further solidifies our strategy to provide full end-to-end solutions for the server and storage interconnect. Together, we expect to continue to offer faster interconnect solutions at 100Gb/s and beyond, with higher density and lower power at a lower cost,” said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “I look forward to the opportunities this union brings. We welcome the IPtronics employees into the Mellanox family and their expected contribution to Mellanox’s continued growth.”As a result of the transaction, IPtronics A/S will operate as a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. About Mellanox Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change.