CNET is reporting that Calxeda a startup we covered at HP’s Gen8 server product launch, is raising more dough to push their awesome low power high performance chips. I had a chance to do a deep dive at HP Labs last year on this topic. This is VERY relevant and important for mobile and servers.
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Calxeda, founded in 2008, is finding itself in an increasingly crowded sector. Intel is developing low-power Atom processors for servers, and Hewlett-Packard said last year that it would bring out a server based on an ARM chip. Earlier this year, AMD purchased SeaMicro in an effort to make a run at Intel in the microserver market.
The new round brings the Austin, Texas, startup’s funding to more than $103 million. In addition to funding from existing investors ARM Holdings, Advanced Technology Investment, Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Highland Capital Partners, Calxeda added funding from new investors Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital, an investment company started by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.