Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,000,000,000NDS GroupCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$4,800,000,000Hitachi Global StorageWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,500,000,000Elpida MemoryMicron TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,200,000,000AboveNetZayo GroupHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,700,000,000Cable & Wireless WorldwideVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,500,000,000KnologyWOWHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$1,260,000,000Nicira NetworksVMwareHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,040,000,000ASMLTaiwan Semiconductor ManufacturingHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
9$1,000,000,000Q9 NetworksBCEHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$974,000,000ASMLSamsungHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
11$775,000,000Kiva SystemsAmazonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$764,000,000So-NetSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$669,789,500TelstraClearVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$644,000,000City Telecom (Broadband+Telco Assets)CVC Capital PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$612,000,000Hughes TelematicsVerizonHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$494,000,000Gennum CorporationSemtechHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$430,000,000XtremIOEMCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$356,000,000AuthenTecAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$334,000,000SeaMicroAMDHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$310,000,000CSRSamsungHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Buys NDS Group For $5B (Silicon Tap)
  2. WD Completes Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Buy (SoCal Tech)
  3. Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory for $2.5 Billion (Pando Daily)
  4. Zayo Group To Acquire High Bandwidth Connectivity Company AboveNet For $2.2 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Vodafone Buys Cable & Wireless For $1.7B, Gives Mobile Carrier Bigger Window On Enterprise, Broadband (TechCrunch)
  6. WOW! Buys Knology For $1.5 Billion (Tech Rockies)
  7. VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy (TechCrunch)
  8. Taiwan Semiconductor Buys 5% ASML Equity Stake (Bloomberg)
  9. BCE buying cloud company Q9 Networks for $1B: sources (Financial Post)
  10. Taking A Big Hit On Design, Samsung Doubles Down On Chips, Puts $974M Into ASML (TechCrunch)
  11. Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash (TechCrunch)
  12. Sony Corp acquires So-Net (Sony Entertainment Network)
  13. Vodafone NZ buys TelstraClear (New Zealand Herald)
  14. CVC acquires Hong Kong Broadband Network (Global Telecoms Business)
  15. Verizon Purchases Hughes Telematics for $612M (Pando Daily)
  16. Semtech To Pay $494M For Data Communications Firm Gennum (SoCal Tech)
  17. EMC goes all-flash, buys XtremIO for $430M (Gigaom)
  18. Apple Buys Samsung’s Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M (TechCrunch)
  19. AMD Completes SeaMicro Buy (Silicon Tap )
  20. Samsung buys CSR’s handset connectivity technology and 21 patents for $310 million (The Verge)
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