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  • March 31st, 2020
  • Kyocera Corporation announced that it entered into a share transfer agreement with NEC Corporation on March 25, 2020 to acquire all of NEC's shares in Showa Optronics Co., Ltd., an optical components manufacturer. After the share transfer is completed, Kyocera will own 93.53% of SOC's shares; SOC will begin operating as a subsidiary of Kyocera on June 1, 2020, under the name Kyocera Showa Optronics Co., Ltd. (KSO).
  • March 12th, 2020
  • Silicon Labs announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Redpine Signals to acquire the company's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth business, development center in Hyderabad, India, and extensive patent portfolio for $308 million in cash.
  • February 20th, 2020
  • Dialog Semiconductor plc and Adesto Technologies Corporation today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Dialog to acquire all outstanding shares of Adesto.
    Dialog will acquire Adesto for $12.55 per share in cash, or for approximately $500 million enterprise value. The deal will be funded from Dialog’s balance sheet.
    The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020.
  • February 1st, 2020
  • On January 29th, 2020, Qorvo Inc. reported in its financial results for the Company's fiscal 2020 third quarter, ended December 28, 2019, that it acquired DecaWave Ltd., a designer of ultra-accurate, ultra-secure short-range location solutions.
    The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but experts believe that the deal is worth US$400 million.
    Qorvo's fiscal 2020 third quarter revenue was US$869 million.
  • February 1st, 2020
  • On January 29th, 2020, Qorvo Inc. reported in its financial results for the Company's fiscal 2020 third quarter, ended December 28, 2019, that it acquired Custom MMIC, a manufacturer that specializes in microwave RF communications technologies.
    The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but experts believe that Qorvo has spent around US$100 million.
    Qorvo's fiscal 2020 third quarter revenue was US$869 million.
  • January 18th, 2020
  • Apple Inc secretly acquired Seattle-based AI company Xnor.Inc.
    Xnor, a spin-out from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), had raised $14.6 million in funding since it was founded three years ago. Xnor’s founders, Ali Farhadi and Mohammed Rastegari, are the creators of YOLO, a well-known neural network widely used for object detection.
    In November last year, Xnor abruptly pulled out of a licensing deal with Wyze Cam without giving reasons.
    Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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