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Google Acquires Agnilux

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
10 years ago2,225 views

<< Google recently acquired Agnilux, which previously held strategic investment talks with companies like Cisco, Microsoft and Texas Instruments. We have not yet been able to confirm pricing terms, although assume it must have been a big deal to convince the Agnilux founders to shun the strategic investment — or traditional venture capital — routes so soon after founding.

We also aren’t quite sure what Agnilux was building, although the NY Times once suggested it was some kind of server. >>

pehub.com/69556/google-buys-st ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thank you very much, mbegin.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

A little information about Agnilux from back in February:

bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02 ...

que [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

another piece of the puzzle –

<<A person familiar with the deal said Google acquired the firm not for silicon expertise or to build actual hardware, but for help with porting Google platforms like its Chrome and Android operating systems onto other devices – like tablets, or possibly even television set-top boxes. “These are systems guys focusing on hardware-software integration,” this person said. “It’s not chip design. It’s getting software platforms to work on different kinds of hardware with lots of obscure back-end technologies.” >>

bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04 ...

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