TAG: acquisition

Google’s $1.1 Billion Purchase of Waze Under FTC Scrutiny

June 26, 2013By
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In a year of ho-hum location deals, or the lack of any, the recent Google purchase of Waze for more than $1 billion is a big one. In fact, readers of GPS World magazine’s LBS Insider would have to go back to the summer of 2007, when TomTom purchased Tele Atlas and Nokia bought Navteq, to find an industry acquisition... read more

The Business: SiRF, CSR to Merge; Kanwar Chadha’s Perspective

March 1, 2009By

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., of San Jose, California, and CSR plc, formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio, headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom, will merge in a stock-for-stock transaction to create a new company, which will automatically assume a competitive, leading position in global connectivity and location markets. Plus: Ericsson and STMicro Complete Mobile Merger; Honeywell T-Hawk Micro Vehicle Heads for U.K.; Epson, Infineon Develop Tiny Single-Chip Receiver; more read more

SiRF and CSR to Merge

February 10, 2009By

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., based in San Jose, California, and CSR plc, formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio, headquartered in of the UK will merge in a stock-for-stock transaction to create a new company, which will automatically assume a leading position in global connectivity and location markets. The companies expect the transaction to close in the second quarter of 2009. read more

Broadcom Gets Into the GPS Chip Biz

June 12, 2007By

Communications chip maker Broadcom Corp. today said it was acquiring GPS chip maker Global Locate Inc., a privately-held provider of GPS and assisted GPS (A-GPS) chips and software. read more