Chipmaker Broadcom to Acquire CA Technologies for $18.9B in Cash

Chipmaker Broadcom to Acquire CA Technologies for $18.9B in Cash Image Credit: Elen33/

Leading chipmaker, Broadcom has agreed to acquire enterprise software company CA Technologies for nearly $19 billion in cash as it seeks to diversify its business beyond semiconductors.

As a global leader in mainframe and enterprise software, CA's solutions help organizations of all sizes develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments that increase productivity and enhance competitiveness. CA leverages its learnings and development expertise across its Mainframe and Enterprise Solutions businesses, resulting in cross enterprise, multi-platform support for customers.

This is the second deal outside semiconductor business for Broadcom after it acquired Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network switching and IP networking, last year. The deal set out to build a new type of networking company for the digital era, one that stretches from the core of the data center to the wireless edge, and that remakes the network into a platform for rapid service delivery and business innovation.

Hock Tan, President and CEO, Broadcom
With its sizeable installed base of customers, CA is uniquely positioned across the growing and fragmented infrastructure software market, and its mainframe and enterprise software franchises will add to our portfolio of mission critical technology businesses.

Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies
This combination aligns our expertise in software with Broadcom's leadership in the semiconductor industry.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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