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March 9, 2016

New IoT landscape emerging as KORE buys Wyless to optimise ‘scale, technology and global reach’

KORE has agreed to buy Wyless for an undisclosed sum, “making close to a quarter of a billion dollar player” in the Internet of Things (IoT). So says KORE’s CEO, Alex Brisbourne, talking to IoT Now today prior to the announcement.

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June 17, 2015

Dangers lie ahead as M&As surge with Oberthur, Intel, HP fighting for a technology edge

London, UK. June 16, 2015:  Last year saw global TME (telecoms, media & entertainment) mergers & acquisitions (M&A) reach US$34.5 billion*, and this trend is predicted to increase in 2015. Among others, Oberthur is buying OTA clients and expertise, Intel sees IoT potential in Altera, while HP is acquiring ConteXtream to accelerate NFV adoption. But experts are urging firms to [...]

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May 31, 2015

Acquisition of Broadcom by Avago for $37bn ‘will create new semiconductor powerhouse’

Merger activity in the semiconductor industry  has reached a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom, says IHS. The deal, which is valued at US$37 billion in cash and stock, will create a new company valued at $77 billion.

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March 31, 2015

Feeney Wireless acquired by Novatel Wireless for US$25m to broaden IoT portfolio and boost revenues

San Diego, CA & Eugene, Ore., March 30, 2015 — Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:MIFI), a provider of wireless solutions for the IoT, and privately held Feeney Wireless, a US-based provider of end-to-end IoT solutions and services, have announced that Novatel Wireless has acquired FW for US$25 million in a combination of cash and stock.

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November 11, 2014

KORE uses new ABRY funding to acquire RacoWireless and boost global M2M adoption

Atlanta, Boston & Cincinatti, USA. November 11, 2014 – KORE Wireless Group, Inc., a global provider of managed M2M communications services, today announced that ABRY Partners, a North America private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in KORE. As the first step in its broader strategy, KORE also announced the acquisition of RacoWireless.

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October 15, 2014

CSR’s $2.5bn sale to Qualcomm follows Huawei’s grab for Neul, adds to list of IoT value investments

Qualcomm Inc today announced that it has reached agreement with the UK’s second largest chip designer, CSR plc on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this follows last month’s sale of Neul to Huawei for US$25 million and other recent IoT investments where companies are looking for distressed assets or rising value before the Internet of Things reaches [...]

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September 1, 2014

Chip designer CSR rejects takeover bid from US rival Microchip Technology as it mulls IoT options

West Malling, Kent, UK. September 1, 2014 — CSR has confirmed that it has been approached by Microchip Technology Inc. with terms for a possible offer for the company. The proposal by US-based MicrochipTech, a larger rival as well as a customer, has been rejected by the CSR Board and the company said that it is “considering its options”.

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September 5, 2013

Telit acquires ILS Technology and Broadcom spends US$164m on LTE assets from Renesas subsidiaries

(London, UK. September 5, 2013) — Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of M2M solutions, products and services, today announced that it has acquired ILS Technology LLC. This news comes 24 hours after Renesas Electronics Corporation reported the transfer of all shares in subsidiaries Renesas Mobile Europe Oy (RME), and Renesas Mobile India Private Ltd (RMI) to Broadcom Corporation.

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August 27, 2013

ARM buys Sensinode Oy to accelerate IoT growth and 'support 30bn connected devices by 2020'

(Cambridge, UK. August 27, 2013) – The surge of M&A activity in the M2M sectors continues as ARM has today announced that it has acquired Sensinode Oy, a provider of software technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). ARM will continue to offer Sensinode’s NanoStack and NanoService products to existing and new customers.

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August 23, 2013

Software AG buys JackBe and launches real-time analytics platform for intelligent operations

(Reston, Virginia, USA. August 22, 2013) – Software AG  has announced the acquisition of JackBe Corporation for an undisclosed price, and launched a new webMethods Intelligent Business Operations Platform (IBO). JackBe is a privately-owned provider of real-time visual analytics and intelligence software.

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