18. May 2016 · Comments Off on Microsoft Buys Solair for Azure IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Microsoft last week announced the acquisition of Solair, a move to expand its global Internet of Things business.Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, which are built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, have helped a wide range of businesses improve efficiencies and profitability, according to Microsoft.”The integration of Solair’s technology into the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite will continue to enhance our complete IoT offering for the enterprise,” said Sam George, partner director for Azure IoT.

Source: Microsoft Buys Solair for Azure IoT | Deals | E-Commerce Times

18. April 2016 · Comments Off on Spirent Acquires Testing Technologies for Automotive and IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Spirent Communications Plc (LSE:SPT), an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced that it has acquired Testing Technologies. Founded in 2000, Testing Technologies is a leader in Automation Software Quality Tools. With its flagship platform TTworkbench, Testing Technologies is focused on test automation for the automotive and IoT industries. As the automotive industry moves to IP networks and automakers begin to realize their vision of the connected car, the acquisition of Testing Technologies will enable Spirent to offer the most effective solution available to ensure the functionality and performance of next-generation automobile components and technologies.

Source: Spirent Acquires Testing Technologies for Automotive and IoT – Spirent

31. March 2016 · Comments Off on The Mess at Nest Echoes the Mess in the Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In January 2014, Google (now under the parent umbrella corporation Alphabet) said it would purchase Nest for $3.2 billion, which validated the hopes and dreams of hundreds of startups that were also building connected products for the consumer home.After the deal was announced, the VC world went mad searching for investments, while larger companies searched for potential acquisition targets. At industry events that year, everyone I ran into with a connected product or a KickStarter was in talks to sell out or score more funds.

Source: The Mess at Nest Echoes the Mess in the Smart Home – Fortune

26. January 2016 · Comments Off on Sony Acquires IoT Chipmaker Altair For $212M  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Tech giant Sony announced the acquisition of Altair Semiconductor, an Israel-based company that owns modem chip technology and related software for Long Term Evolution (LTE), a 4G cellular standard for mobile devices.The Japanese company will pay $212 million for Altair in a move that could bolster its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, as more devices and appliances come equipped with cellular chipsets and access network services to connect to the Web.

Source: Sony Acquires IoT Chipmaker Altair For $212M – InformationWeek

09. January 2016 · Comments Off on PTC Expands Their Industrial Automation via the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

PTC has experienced a busy year with the Internet of Things (IoT). Only seven months ago they invested at least half a billion dollars into integrating third-party software and big data analytics for IoT.Now, that investment has grown to about $750 million dollars thanks to their ongoing acquisition efforts. The latest IoT companies added to the PTC family appear to be the augmented reality software company Qualcomm and industrial automation software company Kepware.

Source: PTC Expands Their Industrial Automation via the Internet of Things > ENGINEERING.com