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Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships in IoT: First Half 2015 Review

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Report Summary:

The IoT market has been characterized by a frenzy of activity in the first half of 2015. New entrants, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions have all been in evidence as all players in the IoT ecosystem look to capitalize on the massive opportunity that IoT presents. This report identifies some of the major announcements made in the first half of 2015 and their implications for the IoT market.

Table of Contents

1.         Mergers and Acquisitions  

1.1       Intel buys Altera for $16.7bn, targeting IoT 

1.2       NXP Semiconductor merging with Freescale Semiconductor 

1.3       Amazon goes big on IoT, acquires 2lemetry and Dash Button 
1.4       Sierra Wireless acquires Accel Networks  
1.5       Orange acquires Ocean  
1.6       Bosch acquires ProSyst,   
1.7       PTC adds  ColdLight for $105m   
1.8       PTC ThingWorx Ecosystem goes from Strength to Strength 

1.9       Short range and low power wireless investments in IoT  

1.10     ARM acquired Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices, integrates into its Cordio portfolio

1.11     LoRa Alliance announced as Semtech buys Triune Systems for its wireless charging portfolio, adds to EnVerv acquistion  

1.12     Major Investments in LPWA: The Battle between LoRa and SIGFOX heats up in France! 

1.13     Vodafone launches CIoT (Cellular Internet of Things) with Neul, Huawei and u blox to expand reach to LPWA  

2.         Enterprise Giants go after IoT: Notable announcements in H1 2015

2.1       Microsoft announced Azure IoT Suite, Windows 10 for IoT

2.2       IBM announced $3 billion investment in IoT Business Unit, forges additional partnerships 

2.3       Huawei Launches Software-defined Networking (SDN) Agile IoT Solution builds partnerships 

2.4       Huawei expands SAP partnership and announces Deutsche Telekom partnership 
3.         Other Notable IoT Partnerships  

3.1       General Electric partnership with Qualcomm, Apple to support HomeKit
3.2       ADT secures Partnerships with Nest and LG  

3.3       Fujitsu adds Intel and Microsoft to its IoT partners

3.4       Jasper continues to evolve, partners with Plat.One and icontrol

3.5       ABB, Bosch and Cisco partnered  open software platform for home automation

4.         Conclusions  

4.1       Connectivity  
4.2       Data Analytics  
4.3       Summary 


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