• TDK to acquire InvenSense, Realize new sensor solutions in IoT, Automotive and ICT
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 22 December, 2016

    TDK Corporation and InvenSense, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement wherein TDK agreed to acquire all of the outstanding InvenSense shares for cash at an acquisition price of USD 13.00 per InvenSense share, for a total acquisition price of USD 1.3 billion. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both […]

  • Octo Telematics acquires TRS for € 7 million
    Posted in: Insurance Telematics 14 December, 2016

    Octo Telematics (Octo) has announced its acquisition of the Mobility Solutions business of Tecnologienelle Retienei Sistemi T.R.S. S.p.A (TRS), for €7m in cash. Octo provides a full suite of solutions for motor insurers and fleet managers,connecting over 4.6 million users globally. By integrating Mobility Solutions into its current portfolio, Octo will be the only telematics […]

  • Analog Devices acquires Vescent Photonics
    Posted in: ADAS 19 November, 2016

    Published: 19 November 2016 Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) of Norwood, Massachusetts USA, announced the acquisition of a solid-state laser beam steering technology from Vescent Photonics, Inc. Vescent Photonics is a privately held, Golden Colorado-based company with non-mechanical laser beam steering technology that can enable more robust integrated LIDAR systems. Vescent Photonics says that its Liquid […]

  • Valeo to buy 50% stake in CloudMade
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 15 November, 2016

    Valeo has acquired 50% stake in CloudMade- a developer of smart and innovative big data-driven automotive solutions such as a machine learning platform as per a recent announcement. The reason behind this acquisition has been stated as the need to improvise and personalize vehicle comfort and safety for both motorists and the passengers. CloudMade is […]

  • Samsung set to buy HARMAN
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 15 November, 2016

    It has been confirmed by the recent reports that Samsung Electronics and HARMAN have entered into an agreement where the former will acquire HARMAN for $8 Billion in a bid to further its connected car push. Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung a significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for […]

  • Gartner acquires Machina Research
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 11 November, 2016

    Published: 11 November 2016 Machina Research has announced its acquisition by Gartner, an information technology research and advisory company. Over the last six years Machina Research has assembled a market-leading set of analysts and research focused on the Internet of Things. It has set the agenda in IoT market analysis and supported clients worldwide as […]

  • Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP to trigger consolidation in market
    Posted in: IoT 01 November, 2016

    Published: 01 November 2016 Qualcomm, the smartphone chipmaker, which acquired NXP Semiconductors for $47 billion in the largest semiconductor acquisition of all time, beating July’s acquisition of ARM Holdings by Softbank. This comes not long after the March 2015 merger of Freescale Semiconductor with NXP, making it the largest chipmaker for the automotive industry, an […]

  • Continental acquires majority stakes in Zonar
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 10 October, 2016

    Published: 10 October 2016 Continental last week announced acquisition of majority stake in fleet management company Zonar. “With this move, we are further expanding our portfolio and expertise in the arena of mobility services, and fostering our regional balance by investing into a fleet management provider in the US that gives us access to a […]

  • Ford acquires Livio, a smartphone/car connectivity company
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 27 September, 2013

    Ford announced its acquisition of Livio, a Ferndale, Michigan-based software development startup. The move will further extend Ford’s ability to meet consumers’ growing demand for safe, seamless access to the electronic content they love while in their vehicles. Livio builds products and software tools to support smartphone/car connectivity and has a strong track record of […]

  • Masternaut acquires E.Novation to deliver telematics and tachograph solutions
    Posted in: Strategic Alliances 09 July, 2013

    UK: Masternaut has acquired data service provider E.Novation BTC in order to combine its telematics technology with wireless tachograph capabilities. E.Novation’s digital tachograph solutions enable vehicle data to be transmitted wirelessly, as well as archived and analysed, while monitoring European toll charges and vehicle costs. As per the source, with this acquisition Masternaut now can […]

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