Google acquires Agnilux (semiconductors)
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Google acquired Agnilux, a stealth chip design company founded by former employees of PA Semiconductor. (PA was acquired by Apple to reportedly build custom chips for iPod, iPhone, and other mobile devices.) The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Google can leverage Agnilux’s technology to efficiently utilize Google platforms such as its Chrome and Android operating systems onto devices including tablets and television set-top boxes. Agnilux has modular semiconductor technology that can enable Google to run its software platforms on devices without draining the battery and increasing energy efficiency.
2014 -- Google appears to be making serious efforts to design its own chips, given reports that the company is continuing to hire circuit designers.
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