IBM Completes Texas Memory Systems Acquisition

IBM Acquires Texas Memory Systems (TMS)IBM announced on Monday October 1 that it had finalized its acquisition of Texas Memory Systems (TMS.)  This transaction was first announced in mid-August and was analyzed at that time in an Alert sent to Objective Analysis clients.

Here are a few salient points from the Alert:

  • TMS is the world’s oldest SSD maker, and has recently made an aggressive move from DRAM to NAND flash, providing very high performance PCIe SSDs and arrays.
  • TMS and IBM play into the same market: storage for large-scale computing.  Their technologies complement each other, since IBM’s current solid state storage offerings were lightweight compared to those of TMS.
  • The acquisition meshes with IBM’s mantra of “Smarter Planet, Smarter Storage, and Smarter Computing.”  SSDs improve storage speed while reducing power and space requirements.

Objective Analysis sees this as a good fit that will harness the synergies of two very similarly managed companies to produce very positive results.

 

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