Intel Acquires Driverless Car Tech Firm Mobileye
Intel has acquired Mobileye, a specialist in driverless car tech.
Mobileye, who make sensors and cameras for driverless vehicles, is one of the largest companies in the fast-growing sector of mobile cars. It was a former partner of Tesla for its autonomous technology.
“This acquisition is a great step forward for our shareholders, the automotive industry and consumers,” said Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich.
“Intel provides critical foundational technologies for autonomous driving including plotting the car’s path and making real-time driving decisions. Mobileye brings the industry’s best automotive-grade computer vision and strong momentum with automakers and suppliers.”
CA Technologies Acquires Application Security Firm Veracode
CA Technologies has acquired Veracode, a specialist in application security. This is one of the biggest tech acquisitions of the year so far.
Veracode specialises in application security and testing for both small and big companies. Their process involves scanning applications throughout their development lifecycle, and keeping tabs on the whole software supply chain of an organisation (covering multiple vendors and versions of code).
“Software is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation. Therefore, it’s increasingly important for them to integrate security at the start of their development processes, so they can respond to market opportunities in a secure manner,” said Ayman Sayed, president and chief product officer, CA Technologies.
HPE Acquires Nimble Storage
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired Nimble Storage in a bid to turn around its declining storage revenues.
According to analysts, the acquisition by HPE gives it industry-leading array monitoring and analytics, an extended flash offering, and a route into public cloud storage for hybrid IT.
“Looking forward, we have a clear product roadmap for our hybrid IT offerings, and our acquisition of Nimble fits squarely in it,” said Antonio Neri, general manager at HPE’s Enterprise Group.
“We are listening to our customers’ needs and continuing to help them shift from the traditional data centre to a software-defined data centre, with all-flash at the heart.”
8×8 Acquires Interoperability Platform Sameroom
8×8 has acquired Sameroom, an interoperability platform that enables cross-team messaging and collaboration in the enterprise.
Sameroom enables users to stay in their home collaboration service and connect with other users on same or different platforms. It integrates with over two dozen messaging and team collaboration apps, including Slack, Skype, HipChat and more.
“The acquisition of Sameroom marks an important milestone for 8×8 as a company and the cloud communications market as a whole,” said Vik Verma, CEO of 8×8.
“We’re ushering in the era of the first true and open communications cloud, complete with cross-cloud integration and interoperability capabilities with real-time analytics.”
Amazon Acquires Productivity Platform Do
Amazon has acquired Do.com, a meeting productivity platform. This will complement the productivity services on Amazon’s cloud platform Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Do.com enables enterprises to make meetings more productive by providing them with tools to pen notes, prepare presentations and documents, and create reports. It eliminates the need for sending emails back and forth.
Do.com will now be integrated into Amazon Chime, which is looking to compete with other communication tools including Skype, Slack and GoToMeetings.
AWS has made several acquisitions over the last few years including Thinkbox Software (media technology), NICE (high-performance computing ), and Harvest.ai (cloud security).