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Reports: Google buys chip design firm Agnilux

4/21/2010 03:00 PM EDT
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CamilleK
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CamilleK   4/26/2010 5:52:57 PM
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Thanks John787. I realize this would not track with the current set-up where Partners get to make their own choices on implementation. The reason I was guessing that these could be tablet-like communication devices and not just servers is that Google already builds to spec some of their servers and they may want something to connect better to their information repositories. I looked more into it and ran across this excellent BNET blog post by Eric Sherman that talks about the Google stated market/product interests and the backgrounds of Agnilux team. http://industry.bnet.com/technology/10007271/what-kind-of-cloud-device-is-google-building/?tag=regContent;submitButton So there could be something on the server-side and the handheld side and anything tethering in between wired or wireless. The clouds may lift soon on this computing initiative. Did I just mention Cloud and Computing in one sentence?

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CamilleK   4/23/2010 10:16:26 PM
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I have no knowledge whatsoever on the reasons for the acquisition. One highly speculative thought might be designing chips going into next gen Android or Tablet-like products. Any thoughts on why this might not be the reason?

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vivekv80   4/23/2010 7:16:58 PM
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AgniLux was in stealth mode and supposed to be working on ARM based servers(speculation). I assume if Google search was backed with faster and power efficient hardware (like for eg Netezza's servers) Google will increase their lead in the search engine market

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Peter Clarke   4/22/2010 4:48:13 PM
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Does rumor suggest what sort of company Agnilux was.....it could be a software company, a system-level company....a server company....but i would expect a company founded by experienced chip designers to include chips in there somewhere.

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RVG_designer   4/22/2010 2:26:50 PM
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While the intention is good, many times a self designed CPU/GPU can turn into a nightmare. Ref MS 360 device. Trying to differentiate your product via S/W AND H/W, while an admirable purpose, can be a profit killer.

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t.alex   4/21/2010 9:58:20 PM
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I am just curious about Agnilux product..

rtrauben
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rtrauben   4/21/2010 4:19:11 PM
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rumor is that agnilux is not a chip company... your milage may vary.

rtrauben
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rtrauben   4/21/2010 4:14:01 PM
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rumors are that agnilux isnt a chip company.

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