• u-blox acquires SIMCom cellular module product line
    Posted in: Alliances & Acquisitions 21 January, 2017

    u-blox has announced an asset deal with Shanghai-based SimTech Group Company Ltd. that will give u-blox control over the company’s cellular modem products (known as SIMCom Wireless), patents and know-how, R&D and sales staff, and customer base. The deal significantly expands u-blox’s existing cellular product range and makes it a major supplier of cellular modules […]

  • MSD Telematics acquires Heuristisc Info Systems
    Posted in: Vehicle Telematics 20 January, 2017

    MSD Telematics Private Limited, a Gurugram based telematics solutions firm, has announced the acquisition of Heuristics Info Systems in an all cash deal. Sparrow Business Solutions LLP, a boutique corporate finance firm acted as the exclusive advisors to MSD and Heuristics on the transaction and TRA Law acted as the legal advisor on the deal. […]

  • TDK to acquire InvenSense, Realize new sensor solutions in IoT, Automotive and ICT
    Posted in: Alliances & Acquisitions 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: Alliances & Acquisitions 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: Alliances & Acquisitions 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: Alliances & Acquisitions 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: Autonomous 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: Alliances & Acquisitions 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 […]

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