TAG: acquisition

Trimble sells unmanned aircraft system business to Delair-Tech

October 10, 2016By

Strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones expand UAS platform options while leveraging Trimble software and data solutions. Delair-Tech has acquired Trimble’s Belgium-based Gatewing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) engineering and manufacturing business. Delair-Tech is a provider of long-range, fixed-wing UAS solutions for industrial inspection and asset management applications headquartered in Toulouse, France. Delair-Tech intends to grow the acquired business as part of... read more

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Telit acquires IP and cellular module products from Novatel Wireless

April 12, 2016By

Telit Communications PLC, a global enabler of the internet of things (IoT), has agreed to acquire several cellular module product lines, related intellectual property (IP) and related assets from Novatel Wireless, Inc., for an initial cash purchase price of $11 million and conditional earn-out consideration, which Telit expects to be non-material. Novatel Wireless is not associated with GNSS receiver maker... read more

Qualcomm Completes $2.4 Billion Acquisition of CSR

August 14, 2015By

Qualcomm Incorporated announced Thursday that its subsidiary Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd. has completed the acquisition of CSR. CSR is known to the GPS/GNSS industry as the maker of the SiRFstar series of chips, which are used in many consumer devices. Qualcomm started the acquisition process for CSR in October 2014. With this close of the acquisition, Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited, or CSR, is renamed Qualcomm Technologies... read more

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CSR Acquisition by Qualcomm Finalized with Name Change

July 30, 2015By

CSR is becoming Qualcomm Technologies International. Qualcomm started the acquisition process for CSR in October 2014. With the expected close of the acquisition in two weeks on Aug. 13, the name of the company — Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited, or CSR — will be changed to Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd. (QTIL). Here is the renamed company’s contact information: Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.... read more

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Aspen Avionics Acquires GPS OEM Company Accord Technology

June 24, 2015By

Aspen Avionics has acquired Accord Technology LLC from Accord India. Accord Technology will operate as an Aspen Avionics company continuing to supply Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) -approved OEM GPS solutions to the aerospace industry. Support of its current client base will carry on as usual with licensed production. “Accord’s expertise to design and develop solutions that meet NextGen and other... read more

Topcon Acquires Agriculture Sensing Company NORAC

June 10, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired NORAC Systems International, a developer of ultrasonic sensing and boom control technology for agricultural equipment, in a private transaction. NORAC provides advanced automated boom height control technology for the global agricultural marketplace. Its current product line includes systems to precisely maintain a spray boom height above the top of the crop or the ground to ensure optimum... read more

Apple Acquires GPS Company Coherent Navigation

May 18, 2015By

Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, according to various media reports. Coherent Navigation is a Bay Area GPS firm founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell. One of its areas of focus was high-integrity GPS (iGPS), an enhanced version of GPS that uses both normal, high-altitude GPS satellites and lower-altitude voice and data satellites from Iridium to increase the accuracy of... read more

Topcon Acquires Precision Ag Company Digi-Star

March 23, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, an international provider of agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer and harvest equipment manufacturers. “After several years of working on development projects together, we are delighted with this acquisition,” said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group. “Digi-Star and Topcon Precision Agriculture are a perfect fit, bringing complementary... read more