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IoT Acquisition of the Year

2014/15 Internet of Things Awards

Consolidation is inevitable in any growing industry, and this year the IoT land grab was in full swing. The Acquisition of the Year award highlights the shrewdest and smartest deals that went down in 2014.

Winners

PTC - Axeda/Thingworx PTC - Axeda/Thingworx

In less than a year, PTC has quickly scaled to a position of leadership in helping manufacturers seize the opportunity presented by a smart,...

Zebra Technologies - Motorola Solutions Zebra Technologies - Motorola Solutions

On April 15, 2014 Zebra Technologies announced its intent to acquire the Enterprise business of Motorola Solutions for $3.45 billion.

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Nominees

Nest - Dropcam Nest - Dropcam

Nest acquires DropCam for $555M. By adding this product to its growing portfolio of consumer connected devices for the home, Nest Labs is...

Atmel - Newport Media Atmel - Newport Media

Hardware manufacturer Atmel announced Monday it will buy Newport Media, maker of wireless radio chips, for $170 million. Atmel will pay $140 in...

Samsung - SmartThings Samsung - SmartThings

Samsung Electronics joins Apple and Google in the smart home market with its $200 million acquisition of home hub provider...

Qualcomm - CSR Qualcomm - CSR

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm has offered $2.5 billion for CSR, a Cambridge, U.K., firm founded in 1999 that develops software and chips for...