Sony acquires Altair Semiconductor for $200m to boost IoT plans

by XB on 22nd January 2016

in News


Altair Semiconductor logoSony has acquired Altair Semiconductors, a developer of high performance, ultra-low power LTE chipsets for $200 million according to Israeli media. The company is one of the leading provider of single-mode LTE chips, which feature in Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Altair has already been supplying chips to Sony for a number of years and the news is likely to bolster Sony’s mobile division as it expands its reach to the IoT sector. The firm is based in Israel and employs around 200 engineers and software developers. The company has six offices around the world including four in Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan and India).

Sony Mobile regards the push into the realm of IoT and our strategies for diving into this market are critically important. There can be little doubt that the market for network-connected devices – of every shape, size and type – will explode at breakneck pace going forwards,” said Izumi Kawanishi, Sony Mobile’s EVP of Product Business Group recently.

Via The Times of Israel and Geektime.

Thanks Andrew, Diogo and MWaheed!

  • Akand

    Sony should buy the “Assistant“ (developed by api.ai found on playstore) and integrate with the core. This app is awesome to me.

  • P9

    make the 2016 ur year, Sony!
    my heart is still with u. #STRONG
    proud that u will continue mobile forever.

  • laci_csk

    Good luck Sony!

  • mUSICA

    Good Job Sony….Time To Make Phone That WIll Wow Ppl Not Just Name Change With Same Spec

  • raju

    Which app?

  • Raj Singh

    Sony has lost its way.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Better wearables would be a good start! Building ultra low power SoCs with streamlined software like a new SmartBand Talk or even a new SmartWatch would be great.

  • Akand

    It’s name is “Assistant (Siri Alternative)“. Developed by api.ai . You can find it on PlayStore

  • Matt

    but why? google voice?

  • Ambitious Man

    because of IoT, not Xperia. :)

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  • Timel

    it’s hard to be the year of the Sony if Sony doesn’t to custumers’re voices

    Camera

  • Timel

    Why Sony must depend on just Google?

    Sony is just a hardware company right? Sony don’t need to focus on software right?

  • rtr titans

    DEviation started!!Lol

  • Wolf0491

    Do you just have a notepad on your desktop of things to copy and paste or you actually take the time to write this shit on every article

  • Matt

    Why not flag? ;)

  • Timel

    That’s my secret babe!

    But I can tell you that I never ever bored to speaking the truth

  • Timel

    Because you can’t even accept the fact…

  • Matt

    Sure, let’s go with that.

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  • Timel

    Because Xperia don’t have the future…

  • Geese Howard

    Cockroaches have time for anything; and they certainly don’t need to copy and paste shit to give out more shit :)

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  • Timel

    the point is 2016 can not be Sony’s year definitely if its flagship smartphone still stuck with the same old shitty camera and the same old boring design

    Sony must improve a lot about camera software , must redesign the Camera UI (make it more useful), especially Sony must improve camera auto mode seriously. Sony’s post-processing image is very horrible

    LG also move forward with new design., It’s very shame if finally Z6 will come up with the same design as its predecessor

    the new design of LG G5
    http://cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/news/16/01/lg-g5-schematic/-728x/gsmarena_001.jpg

  • Timel

    copy and paste shit?

    LOL the Sony smartphone camera is very horrible, most people know this! even the lastest Sony phones like Z5 Premium camera, it still stuck with the worst auto mode on earth and the shitty and unprofessional manual mode… Can you accept this fact loser? Why Sony smartphones are always unsaleable? becuase Sony phones are shitty and they have nothing special…

  • Timel

    Because Sony Xperia doesn’t has future anymore, hope Sony will move forward with new smartphone brand, new brand, new vision, new people. It’s too late for Xperia brand… People bore Xperia and they can’t find the good reason to buy Xperia devices…. Why they must buy Xperia phones while there’re many better choices on the market… for example Samsung S/Note series, Apple iPhones, LG G series and chines phones that very worth the monet, cheap and great !

  • Timel

    copy and paste shit? shit? really?

    LOL the real shit is Sony smartphone camera hehe

    it’s very horrible, most people know this! even the lastest Sony phones like Z5 Premium camera, it still stuck with the worst auto mode on earth and the shitty and unprofessional manual mode… Can you accept this fact loser? Why Sony smartphones are always unsaleable? because Sony phones are shitty and they have nothing special…

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