Since its 2010 acquisition of McAfee, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer has been steadily adding to its software and applications-development portfolio. This week, Intel Corp. continued that trend by announcing its intention to acquire Mashery, a developer of applications programming interfaces (APIs) — technologies that will enable Intel to expand service offerings in the cloud, digital store fronts, location services, network services and security.
Mashery makes tools for managing APIs; its technology can be used for API key management for partners, publishing interactive API docs, and running support forums.
Intel used Mashery's tech for its Intel Expressway API Manager, which was announced in November. The Expressway paired Mashery's API management portal with Intel's security/service gateway to give enterprises what Intel referred to as an API management system "for enterprises looking to maximize security, performance, and developer adoption.” Other Mashery customers include CBS Interactive, Argos, Best Buy, Comcast, and Coca Cola.
Mashery’s technology is a cloud-based multi-tenant software-as-a-service platform, and is also available in an on-premises variant dubbed "Mashery Local”. As part of the acquisition, Mashery will become a part of the Intel Service Division, which sits inside Intel's software and services group. Mashery's current employees are expected to be hired by Intel.