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Google buys 3D graphics startup DrawElements for over $10M

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Search engine giant Google has purchased Helsinki-based 3D graphics startup DrawElements, the company confirmed on its website today.

While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Arcticstartup reports that the sale price was over $10 million.

DrawElements’ technology lets developers test various GPUs across mobile devices. And since Google’s Android platform is used by lots of different hardware (each with its own set of GPU parameters), DrawElements should prove very useful for the company.

“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,” DrawElements said in a statement. “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!”

Much of DrawElements’ management will reportedly transition to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., while the remaining members of the team will stay in Finland.


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