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The IoT hardware market has, suddenly, shrunk – in order to expand, and to rebalance the western power-play. So say market watchers, reacting to the twin acquisitions this week by …

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There were two high profile pieces of M&A news in the IoT hardware space in the last week. First up, on Friday 29th July, Telit and Thales announced that they …

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Well, it didn’t take long; “advanced talks” between Semtech and Sierra Wireless, as reported yesterday, have quickly concluded, with US firm Semtech confirming a deal to acquire its Canadian counterpart …

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Italian-American IoT module maker Telit is to acquire the cellular IoT unit of French aerospace, defence, and security company Thales in return for a quarter-share of its expanded industrial IoT …

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KDDI-owned Soracom is offering satellite IoT connectivity via its global IoT connectivity platform, following a deal with Switzerland-based nanosatellite operator Astrocast. The deal enables Soracom to offer a “blended IoT …

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France-based Eutelsat and UK-based OneWeb have signed a provisional takeover deal, which values OneWeb at $3.4 billion, and would, if pursued and passed, would create a European satellite rival for …

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Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors is to work with Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) to jointly develop new compute and connectivity platforms for software-defined electric vehicles, offering varying degrees of autonomy. …

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Volkswagen-owned automotive software company CARIAD has appointed Franco-Italian semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics (ST) to develop a system-on-chip (SoC) for a new line of Volkswagen vehicles based on the CARIAD software platform. …

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Telefónica is looking to offer a 5G-based dual-mode terrestrial-and-satellite service for NB-IoT connectivity. Its digital services business, Telefónica Tech, and managed services division, Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS), are working with …

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This is article is taken from a recent editorial report on Industrial 5G Innovation – From Setting Standard to Becoming Standard; the previous instalment in this serialised version of the …

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