Intel To Buy McAfee For $7.68 Billion

By on Aug 19, 2010 in Economy, Software Comments

The chip maker is going to buy the anti-virus company. Intel says it has agreed to buy McAffee for $7.68 billion.

According to FT.com:

Intel, the US chipmaker, said on Thursday that it would acquire McAfee, the antivirus software company, in a $7.68bn deal that would enhance its ability to combat hacking and viruses as it pushes deeper into mobile computing.

The cash deal offers McAfee shareholders a 60 per cent premium above the company’s closing stock price on Wednesday. Shares of McAfee surged by 58.30 per cent to $47.38 in pre-market trading on Thursday, while Intel’s shares dropped 2.19 per cent to $19.16.

I think, in the near future, we will see Intel-inside bundled with McAffee-inside computers.



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