back to article Mellanox says it ships enough ports not to need Starboard

The spat over activist investor Starboard Value's plan to have Mellanox sell itself or do something else to enhance its value has resumed. Hostility between the two companies dates back to November 2017, when Starboard criticised Mellanox for refusing advances from Marvell Semiconductor. Starboard held 10.7 per cent of …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Activist Investor" ?

    Isn't that a polite word for "Hedge Fund" ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "Activist Investor" ?

      Or maybe even 'Asset Stripper'.

      1. Isn't it obvious?

        Re: "Activist Investor" ?

        I think this is more on-point. (Any better suggestions I have probably would fail a language filter.)

        Could El Reg perhaps stop regurgitating this kind of mealy-mouthed self-justifying euphemism? AFAICT there is no such actual thing as an "activist investor." Nobody rich enough to buy a sizable percentage of ${evil megacorp} is going to spend their fortune trying to make it behave like an ethical, responsible entity.

        People/companies who try to hide behind the "activist investor" label are, to a one, unpleasant selfish greedy asswipes who want money _now_ regardless of how much damage it does to their targets as going concerns.

  2. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    Ships? Port? Starboard?

    Whoever dreamt up that headline can take a bow.

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