Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$271,000,000LightwireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$230,000,000VividwirelessOptusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$160,000,000ADAPTIXAcacia ResearchHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$146,300,000M5 NetworksShoreTelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$125,000,000InfiniBandIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$51,800,000PicochipMindspeed TechnologiesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$35,000,000Unity SemiconductorRambusHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
9$26,500,000IntegralSage PayHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$23,000,000BTI SystemsBain Capital VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
11$23,000,000Pivot3ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
12$21,700,000LuxteraConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
13$21,700,000Ruckus WirelessMeritech Capital Partners, SingTel Innov8Hardware & InfrastructureInvestment
14$20,000,000Eye-FiConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
15$16,000,000KEMP TechnologiesConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$10,300,000BridgeWave CommunicationsConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$10,000,000Black Sand TechnologiesNorthbridge Venture Partners, Austin VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
18$8,000,000AmplidataConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$7,500,000KEMP TechnologiesEdison VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
20$5,800,000SimpliVityUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

More information

  1. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  2. Cisco Buys Lightwire (Silicon Tap)
  3. Optus buys Vividwireless for $230m (Delimeter)
  4. Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For $160M (Techcrunch)
  5. ShoreTel Picks Up M5 Networks (FinSMEs)
  6. Intel Acquires Fabric Technology InfiniBand From Qlogic For $125M (Techcrunch)
  7. Mindspeed Completes Picochip Buy (SoCal Tech)
  8. Rambus Buys Unity Semiconductor (Silicon Tap)
  9. Sage Pay acquires Dublin company Integral for €20m (Silicon Republic)
  10. BTI Systems Raises $23M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Samsung Leads $23M Round In Data Storage Hardware Company Pivot3 (Techcrunch)
  12. Luxtera Completes $21.7M (FinSMEs)
  13. Ruckus Wireless Secures $21.7M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D Led By NTT DOCOMO (Techcrunch)
  15. KEMP Technologies Receives $16M Private Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. BridgeWave Communications Raises $10.3M (FinSMEs)
  17. Black Sand Technologies Raises US$10M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Amplidata Closes $8M Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. KEMP Technologies Raises $7.5M (VC News)
  20. SimpliVity in Good Stealth as it Raises $5.8M – cbl (Boston City Biz)
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