Google has just bought a start-up called AgniLux, a chip-manufacturer and the creation of former P.A. Semi employees. Ironically, P.A. Semi was acquired by Apple in 2008 for a reported $278 million. At this point we are not sure what exactly is the intent for this takeover and how much Google actually paid for it. Some speculations indicate that the search giant may be coming up with an A4-killer. Some indicate that this acquisition will help Google to come up with “super efficient processors” for its servers that are running the data-centers.
It is interesting to see this move, especially at a time when the world is evolving to the next generation tablet computing. With most large manufacturers coming up with better cell phones and tablet computers every few days, we will not be surprised to see Google coming up with its own microprocessor for mobile devices soon.