updated 10:45 pm EDT, Tue April 20, 2010
Agnilux remains quiet regarding its operations
Google has reportedly acquired Agnilux, a startup that was formed by former executives and workers from PA Semi, according to peHUB. A recent report suggests PA Semi founder and CEO Dan Dobberpuhl was the most recent defector from the group that had subsequently worked for Apple after its purchase of the chip company in 2008 for $278 million.
Other ex-PA semi employees at Agnilux reportedly include engineers Olof Johansson and Todd Broch, COO Mark Hayter and CEO Amarjit Gill. Linley Group analyst Linley Gwennap suggests many of the departing team members were "start-up kind of people" that may have been "chafing" within the structure of Apple.
Agnilux has remained mum regarding details of its activities, although a New York Times report suggests the startup was focusing on server technology. Apple was said to have been interested in PA Semi to design system-on-a-chip (SoC) components for its range of mobile devices such as iPhones and iPods.
Google has confirmed the acquisition, although additional details have yet to be disclosed.