FirstNews Briefs: Atmel, Newport Media, AT&T, LG, Perfecto Mobile, Extricom
Atmel Corporation, a provider of microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc., a provider of low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions, that will expand Atmel's wireless portfolio of smart connected devices for the Internet of Things. The purchase price is $140 million cash, subject to working capital adjustments, plus an additional earn-out of up to $30 million to be paid subject to achievement of future revenue thresholds over two years.
Starting July 8, you can order the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-order the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T for zero down and no annual contract. You can purchase both the LG G3 and LG G Watch in AT&T retail locations starting July 11.
Perfecto Mobile, provider of the MobileCloud Platform and integrated mobile application quality suite, today announced the launch of a new offering designed to provide integrated development and testing capabilities of mobile applications to Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure users. To celebrate the launch of this offering, new promotional offers are available for MSDN subscribers.
Extricom Ltd., an enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) solution provider, today announced immediate availability of the RP-23ac, a dual radio access point designed for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Extricom's RP-23ac can be deployed without requiring any adjustment to the channel plan, or reconfiguration of other APs, to deliver on the performance promise of 802.11ac.