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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

TTTech Auto, acquired Red Pine Software

synopsis: TTTech Auto, a global leader in safety software platforms for automated driving and beyond, has acquired the Turkish automotive software company Red Pine Software. In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the core expertise areas of the company which requires a very skilled team and high-quality software.
buyer parent: TTTech
buyer: TTTech Auto
TTTech Auto provides solutions for the challenges of future vehicle generations. The company specializes in safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs. "
target: Red Pine Software
Red Pine Software was established in 2017 in Turkey. The company focuses on automotive software. In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the core expertise areas of the company which requires a very skilled team and high-quality software.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

dSPACE, acquired Understand.ai

synopsis: dSPACE, the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles, has acquired understand.ai, an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles.
buyer: dSPACE
dSPACE is the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles. With a broad portfolio and cutting-edge technology, they are much in demand as a development partner in the automotive industry, aerospace and industrial automation. "
target: Understand.ai
Based in Germany, understand.ai is an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles. They focus on contributing to the qualitative perception of self-driving cars.
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closed 1/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Standard Cognition, acquired Explorer.ai

synopsis: Standard Cognition, which provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers, announced that it has acquired Explorer.ai, a mapping and computer vision start-up that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Both companies are based in San Francisco, CA.
buyer: Standard Cognition
Standard Cognition provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers. Available to any retailer, the Standard solution lets consumers shop and pay without waiting in line, scanning or stopping to check out. "
target: Explorer.ai
Explorer.ai is a mapping and computer vision start-up. They offer a unified mapping platform that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Explorer.ai is based in San Francisco, CA.
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DoorDash, will acquire Scotty Labs

synopsis: DoorDash, a on-demand food delivery service, will be acquiring Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars. Instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, Scotty Labs aims to keep humans in virtually.
buyer: DoorDash
DoorDash Inc. is a San Francisco–based on-demand food delivery service founded in 2013. They are one of several technology companies that uses logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants on-demand. "
target: Scotty Labs
Scotty Labs is a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars. Instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, Scotty Labs aims to keep humans in virtually.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ford Motor Company, acquired SAIPS

synopsis: Ford Motor Co., a global automotive industry leader, has acquired SAIPS, an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles. SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$158,654.00)
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. "
target: SAIPS
SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. They are an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles.
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closed 5/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired Voicebox Technologies Corporation

synopsis: Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of voice and language solutions, has acquired Voicebox Technologies, a company that builds award-winning voice applications for the Auto, Home and Mobile markets. Voicebox's VoiceAI platform allows businesses to create natural, multi-person, cross-device experiences.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. "
target: Voicebox Technologies Corporation
Voicebox builds award-winning voice applications for the Auto, Home and Mobile markets. By integrating Artificial Intelligence into their patented Context Management, their VoiceAI platform creates a uniquely natural, multi-person, cross-device experience.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Yokogawa Electric Corporation, acquired Grazper Technologies ApS

synopsis: Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric Corporation has acquired Grazper Technologies ApS. Headquartered in Denmark, Grazper has developed advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for analyzing images, and Yokogawa aims to leverage these technologies within its various existing businesses and to develop new industrial AI solutions.
buyer: Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TSE:6841:$3,771.08)
Tokyo-based Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The company's various areas of business, including industrial automation, life innovation, aviation, and others, provide essential instruments and equipment with precision and reliability."
target parent: Promentum Equity Partners
target: Grazper Technologies ApS
Copenhagen-based Grazper is a software company that develops AI-based technologies and solutions. The company possesses advanced AI-based technologies for image analysis and a solution that allows AI software to run efficiently on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA), a type of integrated circuit.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Bloomberg

Apple, Inc., acquired Perceptio

synopsis: Apple Inc. acquired Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,683.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Perceptio
Perceptio is a small startup that is developing technology that would let smartphone companies create advanced artificial intelligence systems "without needing to share as much user data" in the cloud.
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announced 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., will acquire QTronic GmbH

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. will acquire QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' product portfolio of automotive solutions serving the needs of automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,360.69)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: QTronic GmbH
Germany-based QTronic is a provider of tools for virtual validation of automotive software. Their flagship products include Silver, a virtual Electronic Control Unit platform that transfers development tasks from road and test rigs to PCs, and TestWeaver, an intelligent test automation solution.
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closed 3/23/2012 via PR Newswire

MicroMax, Inc. merged with Danlaw Inc.,

synopsis: Danlaw, Inc., a global provider of automotive electronics and embedded engineering services, announced it has acquired embedded software tool maker and services provider MicroMax, Inc. Upon completion of this merger, the companies will comprise North America's most innovative and comprehensive automotive embedded software solutions provider.
buyer: Danlaw Inc.
Danlaw's 300+ engineering professionals have been providing automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEM's and their Tier-1 supply base for over 28 years. Their customers include Automotive OEMs, automotive electronics suppliers, fleet and automotive insurance companies worldwide. "
target: MicroMax, Inc.
MicroMax, Inc. is an embedded software tool maker and services provider for large and mid-sized companies that design and manufacture electronic controls systems. Their services and products are targeted to model-based development processes as well as traditional software development processes.
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closed 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired PI-VR

synopsis: Autodesk has completed the acquisition of PI-VR, a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. Autodesk intends to integrate Autodesk technologies into the PI-VR platform, while continuing to sell, support and enhance the PI-VR product line.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: PI-VR
PI-VR is a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. The PI-VR enterprise is established and leading the field of developing software solutions for high-end virtual reality.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,360.69)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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closed 1/4/2019 via Company Press Release

QuickLogic Corporation, acquired SensiML Corporation

synopsis: QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions, has acquired SensiML Corporation, a software suite that provides developers a practical means for developing IoT sensor algorithms using AI.
buyer: QuickLogic Corporation (QUIK:$12.38)
QuickLogic is a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions. QuickLogic Corporation enables OEMs to maximize battery life for highly differentiated, immersive user experiences with Smartphone, Wearable and IoT devices. "
target: SensiML Corporation
SensiML is a software suite that provides developers a practical means for developing IoT sensor algorithms using AI. SensiML empowers smart device developers to create and deploy algorithms that are chipset-ready to run locally on low-cost, low-power microcontrollers for IoT and wearable sensors.
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announced 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Thundersoft, will acquire Rightware Oy

synopsis: Rightware, the leading provider of automotive user interface software, announced its acquisition by Thundersoft, the world's leading provider of operating systems and smart device platform technology.
buyer: Thundersoft (SZSE:300496:$151.01)
Thundersoft is a world-leading provider of mobile operating system and smart device solutions. The company delivers solutions and services to markets (including smartphone, tablet, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets) with full-stack engineering resources covering software and hardware. "
target: Rightware Oy
Rightware® is the market leader in advanced User Interface technology, serving automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid user interface design and deployment.
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$68
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closed 10/4/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Tesla Motors, Inc., acquired DeepScale

synopsis: Autonomous vehicles are set to revolutionize the concept of transport. To capitalize on the changing dynamics of the auto industry, Tesla acquired DeepScale, a California-based computer vision startup, in order to develop fully driverless cars. DeepScale is a CA-based computer vision startup that offers AI software for vehicles called Carver21.
buyer: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA:$24,941.43)
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars. "
target: DeepScale
DeepScale is a CA-based computer vision startup that offers AI software for vehicles called Carver21. Carver21 offers a portfolio of perception software modules that give Tier-1s and OEMs the flexibility they need to create modular, scalable ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems).
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closed 7/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

AB Dynamics, acquired rFpro

synopsis: AB Dynamics (ABDP), a global supplier of advanced automotive test systems, has acquired rFpro, a driving simulation software specialist in the UK. rFpro provides driving simulation software for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, ADAS and vehicle dynamics.
buyer: AB Dynamics (AIM:ABDP:$59.91)
AB Dynamics (ABDP) is a global supplier of advanced automotive test systems. ABDP provides high quality test equipment to the automotive industry. They design and manufacture specialised systems for a wide range of applications, from validation and durability to active safety and autonomous driving."
target: rFpro
rFpro is a driving simulation software specialist in the UK. rFpro provides driving simulation software for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, ADAS and vehicle dynamics. rFpro help their clients to accelerate development, testing and validation.
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$23
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vector Informatik, acquired TESIS GmbH

synopsis: Vector, a German software and vehicle electronics specialist, has acquired TESIS, a German company that specializes in simulation solutions for virtual road testing. TESIS' solutions allow users to test drive cars and commercial vehicles in a virtual environment. They offer simulations for test drives, valet parking, vehicle dynamics, and more.
buyer: Vector Informatik
Vector Informatik GmbH is a German software and vehicle electronics specialist. Vector offers a wide range of products for conducting tests on the system, function and code levels of distributed embedded systems. Their tools and services allow engineers to simplify the development process. "
target: TESIS GmbH
TESIS is a German company that specializes in simulation solutions for virtual road testing. TESIS' solutions allow users to test drive cars and commercial vehicles in a virtual environment. They offer simulations for test drives, valet parking, vehicle dynamics, driver assistance, and more.
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closed 11/15/2017 via PR Web

ClearMotion, Inc., purchased Active Motion Control Business from Bose

synopsis: ClearMotion acquired the Active Motion Control Business from Bose Corporation, a research company that develops sound solutions. The business includes Project Sound, a pioneering active suspension system as well as Bose Ride, a seat system that actively counteracts road disturbances. ClearMotion also acquired other predictive road-sensing software.
buyer: ClearMotion, Inc.
ClearMotion’s road-sensing technology is enabling the next-generation user experience for cars. A venture-backed automotive technology company, ClearMotion’s breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain. "
seller: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, and automotive industries. Their Active Motion Control Business includes Project Sound, a pioneering active suspension system as well as Bose Ride, a seat system that actively counteracts road disturbances.
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announced 8/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, will acquire TASS International

synopsis: Siemens PLM Software, a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, will acquire TASS International, a provider of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of-the-art testing and certification facilities and services for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers. "
target: TASS International
TASS International supports the global automotive industry in the creation of safer and smarter vehicles. TASS offers a set of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of-the-art testing and certification facilities and services.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

TTTech Auto, acquired Red Pine Software

synopsis: TTTech Auto, a global leader in safety software platforms for automated driving and beyond, has acquired the Turkish automotive software company Red Pine Software. In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the core expertise areas of the company which requires a very skilled team and high-quality software.
buyer parent: TTTech
buyer: TTTech Auto
TTTech Auto provides solutions for the challenges of future vehicle generations. The company specializes in safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs. "
target: Red Pine Software
Red Pine Software was established in 2017 in Turkey. The company focuses on automotive software. In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the core expertise areas of the company which requires a very skilled team and high-quality software.
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DoorDash, will acquire Scotty Labs

synopsis: DoorDash, a on-demand food delivery service, will be acquiring Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars. Instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, Scotty Labs aims to keep humans in virtually.
buyer: DoorDash
DoorDash Inc. is a San Francisco–based on-demand food delivery service founded in 2013. They are one of several technology companies that uses logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants on-demand. "
target: Scotty Labs
Scotty Labs is a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars. Instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, Scotty Labs aims to keep humans in virtually.
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closed 5/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired Voicebox Technologies Corporation

synopsis: Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of voice and language solutions, has acquired Voicebox Technologies, a company that builds award-winning voice applications for the Auto, Home and Mobile markets. Voicebox's VoiceAI platform allows businesses to create natural, multi-person, cross-device experiences.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. "
target: Voicebox Technologies Corporation
Voicebox builds award-winning voice applications for the Auto, Home and Mobile markets. By integrating Artificial Intelligence into their patented Context Management, their VoiceAI platform creates a uniquely natural, multi-person, cross-device experience.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Bloomberg

Apple, Inc., acquired Perceptio

synopsis: Apple Inc. acquired Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,683.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Perceptio
Perceptio is a small startup that is developing technology that would let smartphone companies create advanced artificial intelligence systems "without needing to share as much user data" in the cloud.
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closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Automatic Labs Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises. Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has approx. 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; comedy; news; talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. "
target: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic's connected car adapter & apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter.
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closed 1/4/2019 via Company Press Release

QuickLogic Corporation, acquired SensiML Corporation

synopsis: QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions, has acquired SensiML Corporation, a software suite that provides developers a practical means for developing IoT sensor algorithms using AI.
buyer: QuickLogic Corporation (QUIK:$12.38)
QuickLogic is a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and Endpoint AI solutions. QuickLogic Corporation enables OEMs to maximize battery life for highly differentiated, immersive user experiences with Smartphone, Wearable and IoT devices. "
target: SensiML Corporation
SensiML is a software suite that provides developers a practical means for developing IoT sensor algorithms using AI. SensiML empowers smart device developers to create and deploy algorithms that are chipset-ready to run locally on low-cost, low-power microcontrollers for IoT and wearable sensors.
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announced 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Thundersoft, will acquire Rightware Oy

synopsis: Rightware, the leading provider of automotive user interface software, announced its acquisition by Thundersoft, the world's leading provider of operating systems and smart device platform technology.
buyer: Thundersoft (SZSE:300496:$151.01)
Thundersoft is a world-leading provider of mobile operating system and smart device solutions. The company delivers solutions and services to markets (including smartphone, tablet, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets) with full-stack engineering resources covering software and hardware. "
target: Rightware Oy
Rightware® is the market leader in advanced User Interface technology, serving automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid user interface design and deployment.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trak Global Group, acquired Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.

synopsis: Trak Global Group, one of the world's largest telematics companies, has acquired Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a leader in connected car technology. IMS' cloud-based DriveSync connected car platform leverages current, and future, devices, infrastructure and data with advanced analytics to provide intelligent services to drivers.
buyer: Trak Global Group
Trak Global Group is one of the world's largest telematics companies, gathering and interpreting data from connected devices to help organizations manage driver and vehicle risk. The business has partnerships with global insurers, leading motor manufacturers, corporate fleets and rental companies. "
target: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) is a leader in connected car technology. Their cloud-based DriveSync connected car platform leverages current, and future, devices, infrastructure and data with advanced analytics to provide intelligent services to drivers.
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announced 11/29/2017 via Company Press Release

HERE, will acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH

synopsis: HERE Technologies announced plans to acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a Germany-based software company developing highly secure over-the-air (OTA) software updating technology for the automotive industry. ATS solutions seamlessly integrate into existing automotive back-ends and vehicle infrastructures.
buyer: HERE
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location they empower their customers to achieve better outcomes. "
target: ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH
ATS Advanced Telematic Systems is a German software company specializing in open standards-based software products for the automotive industry, with a special focus on software over-the-air updates. Their solutions seamlessly integrate into existing automotive back-ends and vehicle infrastructures.
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closed 11/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Elektrobit AG, acquired Argus Cyber Security

synopsis: Continental AG acquired Israel-based Argus Cyber Security through its subsidiary Elektrobit AG. Argus, the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks.
buyer parent: Continental AG
buyer: Elektrobit AG
Based in Germany, Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software solutions and services for the automotive industry. EB's software offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure and navigation. "
target: Argus Cyber Security
Based in Israel, Argus is a leader in automotive cyber security and offers comprehensive solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. Argus technologies illustrate decades of experience in cyber security and the automotive industry.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/10/2012 via PR Newswire

General Dynamics Broadband, acquired Open Kernel Labs, Inc.

synopsis: General Dynamics Broadband has acquired Open Kernel Labs, Inc. OK Labs, a Chicago-based, privately held corporation, is a leading provider of virtualization software for securing wireless communications, applications and content for mobile devices and automotive in-vehicle infotainment systems.
buyer parent: General Dynamics
buyer: General Dynamics Broadband
General Dynamics Broadband is a pioneer in developing and designing 4G LTE mobile broadband solutions, including devices, and complete end-to-end network solutions, that best meet the needs of government agencies of all levels. "
target: Open Kernel Labs, Inc.
Open Kernel Labs is the global leader in virtualization software for securing wireless communications, applications, and content. Deployed on devices worldwide, it enables security for wireless access of corporate and government assets while protecting everything that runs on the device.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2010 via Reuters

Research In Motion, acquired The Astonishing Tribe

synopsis: Research In Motion has bought Swedish design company The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) as the BlackBerry maker seeks to enhance the look and functionality of its screens ahead of the launch of its PlayBook tablet.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: The Astonishing Tribe
The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) creates user interfaces for any screen and any device. TAT achieves this by using design, optimized technology, and constant experimentation with emerging technologies and paradigms. TAT has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

On2 Technologies, Inc., will acquire Hantro Products Oy

synopsis: On2 Technologies, Inc. a leader in video compression software and solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Finland-based Hantro Products Oy, a market-leading provider of video technology for mobile devices.
buyer: On2 Technologies, Inc. (ONT:$0.00)
On2 Technologies is a leading technology firm at the forefront of digital video compression. The company revolutionized digital media delivery with the creation of its advanced full-motion, full-screen On2 Video compression and streaming technologies. "
target: Hantro Products Oy
A leader in multimedia technology for mobile devices, Hantro's designs have been incorporated in over 200 million handsets worldwide with customers in the North American, EMEA and APAC markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$86 [$92]
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
20.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2013 via Market Wire

VMware, Inc., acquired Desktone, Inc.

synopsis: VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced that it has acquired Desktone, Inc, an industry leader in desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) with an advanced multi-tenant desktop virtualization platform for delivering Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service.
buyer parent: EMC Corporation
buyer: VMware, Inc. (VMW:$10,811.00)
VMware, the global leader in virtualization & cloud infrastructure, delivers proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity & enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments & improving security. "
target: Desktone, Inc.
Desktone, Inc., delivers the industry's first massively scalable, fully integrated desktop virtualization infrastructure. The company enables desktop computing as a "no-compromises" service, dramatically reducing operating costs and complexity, and improving capital efficiency of IT infrastructures.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/7/2014 via Market Watch

InvenSense, Inc., will acquire Movea

synopsis: InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent sensor solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Movea, a privately-held company that is a leading provider of software for ultra-low power location, activity tracking and context sensing.
buyer: InvenSense, Inc. (INVN:$252.55)
InvenSense Inc. is the leading provider of MotionTracking™ sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound solutions for consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, gaming devices, optical image stabilization, and remote controls for Smart TVs. "
target: Movea
Movea is the leading provider of data fusion and motion processing firmware, software, and IP for the consumer electronics industry. Movea licenses their unique SmartFusion technologies to customers in three primary markets: mobile, Interactive TV, and sports.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMK Capital, acquired Trustonic

synopsis: EMK Capital, a UK based private equity fund, has acquired Trustonic from Arm, the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and custom system on a chip (SoC) supplier. Trustonic is a UK-based company that specialises in security for mobile devices and apps. Trustonic enables apps to access advanced security features in smart devices.
buyer: EMK Capital
EMK is a UK based private equity fund which invests in businesses where it can support growth and change. In partnering with EMK, businesses get access to more than just capital – they work together to generate ideas on how to take a business forward and act as a catalyst for delivering change. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: Trustonic
Trustonic is a UK-based company that specialises in security for mobile devices and apps. Trustonic enables apps to access advanced security features in smart devices. Their solutions helps service providers, app developers & mobile network operators to deliver secure devices and applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Magic Leap, purchased 3D Division from Dacuda AG

synopsis: Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup, has acquired the 3D division of Dacuda, a computer vision startup based out of Zurich. One of Dacuda’s focuses had been developing algorithms for consumer-grade cameras to capture 2D and 3D imaging in real time, “making 3D content as easy as taking a video.”
buyer: Magic Leap
Magic Leap is a proprietary wearable technology that enables users to interact with digital devices in a completely visually cinematic way. "
seller: Dacuda AG
Dacuda's 3D Division focuses on developing algorithms for consumer-grade cameras (and not just cameras, but any device with a camera function) to capture 2D and 3D imaging in real time, “making 3D content as easy as taking a video.”
price ($mm)
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closed 6/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Körber AG, acquired Connyun GmbH

synopsis: Körber has acquired IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) specialist Connyun to further strengthen its digital competence. Karlsruhe, Germany-based Connyun GmbH is focused on IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Cloud Software, Connectivity, Big Data Technology and Data Science as well as Industry 4.0 consulting.
buyer: Körber AG
Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology Group with approx. 12,000 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities. "
target parent: KUKA AG
target: Connyun GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany-based Connyun GmbH is a provider of an Industry 4.0 Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. Connyun is focused on IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Cloud Software, Connectivity, Big Data Technology and Data Science as well as Industry 4.0 consulting.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/16/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Etteplan, will acquire Espotel Oy and Soikea Solutions Oy

synopsis: Etteplan has agreed to acquire Espotel Oy and Soikea Solutions Oy. Espotel is one the leading engineering services companies in the Nordics specializing in embedded systems, production testing solutions and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for industrial purposes. Soikea is a specialist in digital data transfer and management.
buyer: Etteplan (HLSE:ETTE:$256.29)
Etteplan is a specialist in industrial equipment engineering and technical product information solutions and services. Etteplan’s engineering expertise and service products cover the entire life cycle of the client’s products. "
target: Espotel Oy and Soikea Solutions Oy
Espotel is one the leading engineering services companies in the Nordics specializing in embedded systems, production testing solutions and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for industrial purposes. Soikea is a specialist in digital data transfer and management.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA

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