Sarvega, known for its networking products based on XML, has agreed to be acquired by Intel for an undisclosed sum.
Intel plans to fold Sarvega's technology and employees into its Software and Solutions Group. The world's largest chipmaker has expanded its software development team in recent years to focus on designing software that ships with Intel's processors and chipsets.
Sarvega developed XML-based software and hardware that allowed IT managers to use XML programs in their companies, an Intel spokesperson said.
XML is a language used to identify fields of data within a Web page so that data can be identified and analysed. Some businesses are using XML to share data across their networks.
The acquisition followed on Intel's current strategy of designing software-based features into its products that improved the user's experience without having to fall back on pure processor performance, the Intel spokesperson said.
Sarvega will continue to sell its line of XML routers and security products, and it will support those products as part of Intel.
Sarvega has raised $US20 million in venture capital funding to date, including an investment from Intel Capital, according to Sarvega's website.
Nobody at Sarvega was available for comment.