CMA is investigating anticipated acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) of Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

May 12, 2021 6:15 AM EDT

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CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX).

Phase 1 Action
6 July 2021 Deadline for phase 1 decision (*)
10 May 2021 Launch of merger inquiry
10 May – 21 May 2021 Invitation to comment

Phase 1
Notification of merger inquiry to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

11 May 2021: The CMA brought the anticipated acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. of Xilinx, Inc. to the attention of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport under section 57(1) of the Act, as the CMA considered that the transaction may raise public interest considerations under section 58 of the Act.

Launch of merger inquiry

10 May 2021: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.

Commencement notice (10.5.21)

Invitation to comment closes: 21 May 2021

10 May 2021: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

To assist it with this assessment, the CMA invites comments on the transaction from any interested party.

These comments should be provided by the deadline set out above.



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