Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has acquired Helsinki-based drawElements to build further on its internal development capabilities. As of now, the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but one of the reports values the deal to be in eight-figure range.
drawElements confirms the deal
Though, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is yet to confirm the acquisition, drawElements has already updated its site with the information of the deal, saying “We’re excited to announce that we’re joining Google. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way; we’re grateful for your support.”
The note further said, “Over the next few months, we’ll be working with our colleagues on the Android team to incorporate some of our technology into the compatibility test suite. Stay tuned!”
drawElements initially worked on embedded graphics projects, and was founded in 2008 by partners of Lots, Ardites (Now Symbio) and Petri Kero. Later Pyry Haulos (CTO) and Kalle Raita (CEO) and Markus Nuotto (V.P. of Sales) joined the company and Kero shifted focus on other projects.
Google known for diversifying
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is known for foraying into lot many fields including wearables, self-driving cars and internet delivering balloons, etc, and now it acquired a firm that analyze and assess mobile 3D graphics.
Google might be interested in the Quality Programme offered by Drawelements that is used for benchmarking scenarios on OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs. The internet giant may use the Programme to offer customized solution to the hardware market.
According to drawElements, dEQP is a potential tool for locating the weak and strong points of any OpenGL ES or OpenCL platform. It also helps in marking the differences and anomalies between GPUs.
In this deal, Google is interested in taking over people, the tech and the company unlike the previous deals. The management team of the drawElements will shift to the Silicon Valley, but the remaining operations will carry in Finland itself.
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