Google Chip Design Firm Founded by Former Apple Employees

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Google confirmed its acquisition of Agnilux, a company founded by former Apple employees. The chip design company includes the technologists behind the A4 chips in the Apple iPad.

Google has quietly purchased a stealth company founded by former Apple employees called Agnilux, the search engine confirmed for eWEEK April 20.

Agnilux allegedly makes a server chip, but no one has been able to confirm this and the Website is bare aside from some @symbols and shadow figures of office workers.

The acquisition was first detected by PEHub, which said the company held talks with companies like Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Texas Instruments about a strategic investment before landing with Google.