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Intel acquire Rivet net, maker of Killer (what you think))

Just as I was wondering about Intel wifi card alternatives in laptop, Intel anouce it acquired Rivet, maker of Killer nic.

The timing and everything, have it anything to do with Nvidia acquire Mellanox since they beat Intel in the switch category. (And Broadcom, which on the whole range of product is better than intel). So even though there are not any imminent threat in wifi category, intel may feel the need to do something and pre emptively made the move. Just in case someone bought Rivet, and strengthen themselve in the space since there ain't going so well and won't be for some years because product dev is very long. So if AND where to buy Rivet and Killer, that would be a disastrous.

 

Anyway, what you think and put the valuation. 

Speculate. I am putting it at 400M +Premiums will be 500M. Plus I am guessing there paying the taxes and merger acquisition costs of both.

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I've had the misfortune of having 'killer' cards ship in laptops I've bought for myself and my family... And always swap them out for an equivalent or better Intel chip. Good that I won't have to deal with Killer Wireless anymore

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38 minutes ago, Aereldor said:

I've had the misfortune of having 'killer' cards ship in laptops I've bought for myself and my family... And always swap them out for an equivalent or better Intel chip. Good that I won't have to deal with Killer Wireless anymore

I have a killer nic on my current motherboard, and if I installed their network suite then it just ruined my home network for anything but my PC, and finding their basic driver package at the time was mad, it was buried deep in their website. So glad my new PC will have an intel nic & wifi, good ridance killer and their awful marketing products.

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