Intel buys San Diego automotive tech startup, EvoNexus Company, Arynga

April 13, 2016

By: Mike FreemanThe San Diego Union Tribune

Arynga, a San Diego startup that powers over-the-air software updates for the auto industry, has been acquired by chip giant Intel for an undisclosed price.

Arynga’s technology will be added to to the automotive product line of Wind River, which is wholly owned by Santa Clara-based Intel. Arynga’s local operations will move to Wind River’s San Diego campus, a spokeswoman said. Its engineering team in Poland will remain there.

Wind River, based in the Bay Area, develops software for the Internet of Things applications in several industries. In automotive, it provides technology that powers everything from in-vehicle entertainment to advanced driver-assist systems.

Wind River on Wednesday declined to disclose details of the acquisition, including the purchase price. But a Wind River spokeswoman said Arynga was attractive because its cloud-based CarSync platform was designed specifically with the automotive industry in mind. In addition, over-the-air updates can save carmakers time and money, and will be a key requirement for connected cars in the future, she said.