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Altair Acquisition to Fuel Sony's IoT Component Ambitions

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Report Summary:

On January 26, 2016, Sony announced the acquisition of single-mode LTE modem chip maker Altair Semiconductor, for $212 million. Sony is looking to expand into the IoT device market with the help of its in-house components including image sensors and Altair’s cellular modem asset, especially its low-power LTE portfolio.

This insight is an assessment of Sony’s acquisition of Altair Semiconductor.

Table of Contents

  • Altair Semiconductor Profile & Market Position
  • Sony Semiconductor Market Position and Altair Synergies
  • Why a Low Power LTE Play is Table Stakes for IoT
  • What are Altair and Sony getting for the IoT?
  • Conclusions

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