Intel has announced its first Brazilian acquisition. The corporation revealed that it acquired ProFUSION Embedded Systems, a Campinas-based startup specializing in user interface application design and development, graphics and animation, HTML5 and web technologies expertise focused on consumer devices, in February.
ProFUSION has now been integrated into Intel’s Open Source Technology Center (OTC), part of the System software Division in the Software and Services Group. Its developers will concentrate on UI and application development for mobile products, graphics capabilities and performance, and increasing Intel’s prowess in HTML5 and web technologies.
“Brazil will soon reach the milestone of 500,000 active developers in the country. It is a market with high growth potential, but it needs training, investment and innovation,” said Nuno Simões, Director of Intel Brasil’s Software and Services Group.
This acquisition comes as part of Intel’s larger initiative to expand its activities and investments in Brazil’s software market and as a result of the company’s recent agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Ministry of Education.
Intel has upped its presence in Brazil significantly as of late. Through its investment arm, Intel Capital, it has closed numerous deals, including Geofusion, WebRadar, PagPop, Vostu, Elike and Fashion.me.