March 11, 2019 / 11:04 AM / 8 days ago

Nvidia to buy Mellanox Technologies for $6.8 bln

March 11 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Nvidia Corp said on Monday it will buy Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies Ltd for $6.8 billion in cash.

The offer price of $125 per share represents a premium of 14 percent to Mellanox's Friday close.

Mellanox, based in Israel and the United States, makes chips and other hardware for data center servers that power cloud computing.

The deal will help Nvidia boost its data center business and reduce its reliance on the video game industry.

Reuters had reported about the deal on Sunday. (Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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