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Sun acquires server-technology vendor Kealia. The deal returns co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim to the fold.Sun Microsystems Inc. on Tuesday announced that it would acquire server-technology firm Kealia, Inc. The start-up firm specializes in server designs utilizing Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron processor.
Kealia was co-founded and led by Andy Bechtolsheim, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems who served as the company's vice president of technology from 1984 to 1995, where he held a range of roles including chief architect of Sun's workstation product line.
Sun will acquire the privately-held, Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup in a stock-for-stock merger. Once the deal is completed, Kealia will become the Advanced Systems Technology group within Sun's Volume Systems Products organization, headed by Executive Vice President Neil Knox.