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INTEL FINALLY SERIOUS ABOUT SWITCHING WITH BAREFOOT NETWORKS BUY

In one fell swoop, Intel has finally filled a giant hole in its switching product line by acquiring upstart Barefoot Networks, the creator of the P4 programming language for networking devices and the “Tofino” family of Ethernet switch ASICs that make use of it. Now, perhaps, Broadcom will finally and forcefully get the kind of

Intel acquires Barefoot Networks, plans to bolster networking, interconnect silicon

Intel has acquired Barefoot Networks, which makes processors for Ethernet switches and networking gear. Barefoot Networks’ specialty is silicon that is programmable for public cloud deployments. Intel’s bet is that Barefoot Networks, which competes with Broadcom, will help it target hyperscale and networking customers. Intel’s purchase comes after Nvidia acquired Mellanox Terms of the deal weren’t