Sony confirms acquisition of Altair Semiconductor for $212m – signals intent in IoT space

by XB on 26th January 2016

in News

altair semiconductorSony Corporation has this morning confirmed that it plans to acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212 million. We initially reported on this last week, but it looks like Sony has formally announced the deal, expecting it to complete by early February 2016.

Altair develops always on, low power LTE chipset solutions that are ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Altair is headquartered in Israel with approximately 220 employees with offices in U.S., China and Taiwan.

Sony says that with the acquisition it plans to “move forward with research on and development of new sensing technologies” to develop a “new breed of cellular-connected, sensing component devices.

  • shhh

    But they can’t buy people who can fix their camera software. *popcorn*

  • Timel

    Don’t forget to spend a lot of money with R&D also, Sony products’re pretty boring and lack of innovation especially its smartphones. It would be so great if Sony spend a lot of money like this with improving the smartphone camera software.

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