Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.
Verizon Communications Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vodafone Group Plc to acquire Vodafone’s U.S. group with the principal asset of 45 percent of Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, consisting primarily of cash and stock. Verizon expects the transaction at close to be immediately accretive to the company’s EPS (earnings per share) by approximately 10 percent, without any one-time adjustments.
DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials (DuPont) and IQLP LLC, a division of Interplex Industries Inc., announced their ongoing efforts to further develop and refine liquid crystal polymer (LCP) thin-film technology for use in high-speed circuit applications. The development efforts are being conducted pursuant to a joint development agreement and a license agreement previously entered into by the parties.
NXP Software, a world leader in mobile multimedia software for the mobile device market, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, have agreed a multi-year IP License and a Solution Supply Agreement which establishes NXP Software as a primary Samsung voice solutions partner.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), announced the signing of a collaborative agreement with Murata Manufacturing Co. on a multi-sourcing arrangement for RF switches based on Peregrine's proprietary UltraCMOS® technology.
Pole/Zero Corp. and Zeger-Abrams Inc. have recently completed an exclusive Technology Transfer and Technology Licensing Agreement covering the entirety of Zeger-Abrams technology and products including:
Nujira Ltd., the world’s leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has signed a partnership agreement with LTX-Credence Corp., a global provider of market focused, cost-optimized semiconductor test solutions. The agreement will see Nujira use the LTX-Credence Diamond10 tester for testing of its Coolteq.L High Accuracy Tracking ET modulator ICs ahead of full volume production later this year.
RFMW Ltd. and RF Circulator Isolator Inc. (RFCI) announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective April 3, 2013. RFCI acquired the Circulator and Isolator product line from RFMD upon RFMD’s exit of the business. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announced it has completed an agreement to distribute product from Lime Microsystems, an England-based manufacturer that specializes in field programmable RF transceivers (FPRFs) for the next generation of wireless broadband systems.
Isola USA Corp. (Isola USA) and Taiwan Union Technology Corp. (TUC) jointly announced that the parties have settled the patent infringement dispute pending in the United States International Trade Commission (USITC).