Marvell to buy Tanzanite Silicon Solutions in CXL push

Marvell is set to acquire Tanzanite Silicon Solutions, a developer of Compute Express Link (CXL) technologies, in a cash deal.
Marvell at MWC 2019Tanzanite has developed expertise in CXL technology that will help accelerate Marvell’s vision of fully composable cloud infrastructure. CXL is integral to the company’s data center portfolio of compute, electro-optics, networking, security and storage.

The benefits of CXL include infrastructure agility to instantly allocate resources tailored to workload requirements, resulting in improved utilization and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).

“CXL will be a significant game-changer in enabling optimal resource utilization in next generation data centers, and the acquisition of Tanzanite advances our abilities to address our customers’ most challenging issues,” said Dan Christman, executive vice president, Storage Products Group, Marvell.

“The integration of CXL across our cloud-optimized silicon portfolio will bring new levels of data center efficiency, scalability and flexibility to power emerging metaverse and next generation AI applications,” Noam Mizrahi, corporate chief technology officer, Marvell, said in a news statement.

The cloud data center will be built on fully disaggregated architecture utilizing CXL technology, requiring greater high-speed interconnectivity than ever combined with optimized compute, networking, memory, security and storage chipset solutions.

Marvell’s  cloud offerings includes Alaska active electrical cable (AEC) PAM4 DSPs and Ethernet PHYs; Bravera SSD and HDD controllers; Inphi PAM4 electro-optics; COLORZ data center interconnects (DCIs); OCTEON data processor units (DPUs) for security, offload, and acceleration; Teralynx Ethernet switches; custom Arm-based server CPUs; and full custom ASICs.