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Acquisitions by TMT companies into IoT-related firms reached $93.3bn in 2016, nearly quadrupling over 2015.


  • As in 2015, 2016’s major IoT deals in the sector were again acquisitions of semiconductor and chipset makers, led by Qualcomm and Softbank's purchases of NXP Semiconductors and ARM, respectively.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the major IoT-related investments and acquisitions by TMT companies in 2016.
  • Compares the IoT-related investment and acquisition strategies of different types of companies in the TMT sector.

Key questions answered

  • What are the factors driving TMT companies to buy or invest in IoT-related firms and start-ups?
  • How are established vendors and telcos changing their strategy based on the emergence of the IoT?

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  • Summary
  • Expect more and bigger acquisitions
  • Vendors target IoT as smartphone sales slow


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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