Ok, didn’t see this acquirer coming, but PLX being bought … yeah, this makes sense. Avago looks like they are trying to become the glue between systems, whether the glue is a data storage fabric, or communications fabric, etc.
PLX makes PCIe switches and other kit. PCIe switch and interconnection is the direction that many are converging to. Best end to end latencies, best per-lane performance, no protocol stack silliness to deal with. Just RDMA your data over into a buffer.
I had thought maybe Intel might grab them at some point as they were grabbing other network fabric bits.
More M&A anticipated. Much more.