LoRa Alliance Appoints New CEO & Chair

The LoRa Alliance™, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN™ standard for Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), announced that it has appointed Donna Moore as the new CEO & Chair of the LoRa Alliance. Moore brings a strong track record of securing market adoption for new technologies and ramping up product…

Microchip to Acquire Microsemi

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Microchip will acquire Microsemi for $68.78 per share…

Navigant Ranks Top Li-ion Battery Makers for Grid Storage

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 10 lithium ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers, with LG Chem and Samsung SDI ranked as the leading companies. .@NavigantRSRCH Names LG Chem & Samsung SDI Leading Manufacturers of #LithiumIon #Batteries https://nav.gt/2F3WhxQ Tweet this Rapid growth in markets that rely on Li-ion batteries has allowed suppliers…

JDA Software, MIT Collaborate on Digital Supply Chain

JDA Software, Inc., today announced a multiyear collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on joint research to create new and innovative capabilities within the supply chain utilizing intelligent edge technologies like machine learning, AI, IoT and advanced analytics. JDA will work closely with MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), a world-class research and…

TDK to Acquire Chirp Microsystems

TDK Corporation (TSE 6762, President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, hereinafter “TDK”) announced that it has reached an agreement with Chirp Microsystems, Inc. (Headquarters: Berkeley California U.S., hereinafter “Chirp”), a pioneer in high-performance ultrasonic sensing, in which Chirp becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK. TDK expects to close the acquisition within the coming days. Chirp…