Intel has bought networking company Sarvega for an undisclosed sum.

The chip giant will fold Sarvega's technology and employees into its Software and Solutions Group. Sarvega develops XML-based software and hardware that allows IT mangers to use XML programs in their companies, an Intel spokeswoman said.
XML is a language used to identify fields of data within a Web page so data can be identified and analysed. Some businesses are using XML to share data across their networks.

The acquisition follows Intel's strategy of designing software-based features into its products without falling back on pure processor performance, an Intel spokeswoman said. Sarvega will continue to sell its line of XML routers and security products, and it will support those products as part of Intel.

"With the accelerating acceptance of Service Oriented Enterprise solutions in the marketplace, our customers are demanding greater performance with respect to XML processing," said Richard Wirt, general manager of Intel’s Software and Solutions Group. "This acquisition supports our strategy to deliver added value to Intel’s computing platforms with products that will help our customers implement end-to-end XML solutions."