Recently Samsung and Intel both filed claims against Qualcomm, stating they have been “harmed” by its misconduct. Although Samsung produces its own chips that compete with Qualcomm’s, it uses its competitor’s chips in its smartphones — such as the Snapdragon 835 processor in the Galaxy S8. Qualcomm’s “exclusionary” actions are that Qualcomm has refused to license Samsung to make and sell licensed chipsets wherefore Samsung now cannot sell licensed Exynos chipsets to non-Samsung companies.
Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has recently acquired software assets and intellectual property from California based Pebble Technology Corp. First launched in 2012 on Kickstarter and gained fame for being a wildly successful crowdfunded project, Pebble produced utilitarian smartwatches, with their “e-paper” displays and relatively long battery life. They say the deal makes obvious that Fitbit is going to totally immerse into the smartwatch market, extend its leadership position in the wearables category and compete with Apple smartwatches.
As usual in the beginning of the month we acquaint you with world top M&A deals in IT. Here is our list of November deals. The first company is an acquirer and the second one is the acquired company.
Last month we’ve published an article about remarkable M&As of August 2016. This September world-known companies were rather active in acquisitions, too. Here is a list of the freshest M&A transactions.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is an important business phenomenon, especially in business spheres connected with IT and innovations. August 2016 was rich in companies’ acquisitions. Let us introduce you a list of fifteen companies which have acquired businesses last August. The list is drawn up in date order.