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Sony Acquires Altair Semiconductor — Low-Power Long-Range Connectivity for Image/Video Capture Devices in Focus

Sony Acquires Altair Semiconductor — Low-Power Long-Range Connectivity for Image/Video Capture Devices in Focus

This IDC Insight discusses Sony's announcement of the acquisition of Israel-based Altair Semiconductor for $212 million. This Insight analyzes the motivation behind the acquisition, which was announced on January 26, 2016, and Sony's burgeoning IoT strategy and offerings.


IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
Acquisition Could Directly Benefit "Aerosense" Drones and VR/Vision-Processing Strategy with High-Speed Single-Mode LTE Connectivity
Sony Gains IoT Low-Power Cellular Connectivity (Cat-1, LTE-M, NB-IoT) Technology for Use in a Wide Variety of IoT Devices Including Wearables
Wildcard Possibility — The Acquisition Could Be a Possible First Step in Developing Multimode LTE SoC for Its Smartphone Business
Future Outlook

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