Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

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Posted: Aug 19, 2010 8:57 AM by John Pastorek
Updated: Aug 19, 2010 10:35 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Intel, McAfee, computer-security, software, Internet, mobile phones

Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc.for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones.

The $48-per-share price represented a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93.

McAfee shares surged 58 percent after the deal was announced Thursday to hit $47.42 in premarket trading.

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