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Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers.Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics . Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it a household name, along with its Pentium processors.Intel was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips, and this represented the majority of its business until 1981. Although Intel created the world's first commercial microprocessor chip in 1971, it was not until the success of the personal computer that this became its primary business. During the 1990s, Intel invested heavily in new microprocessor designs fostering the rapid growth of the computer industry. During this period Intel became the dominant supplier of microprocessors for PCs, and was known for aggressive and sometimes illegal tactics in defense of its market position, particularly against Advanced Micro Devices , as well as a struggle with Microsoft for control over the direction of the PC industry.The 2013 rankings of the world's 100 most valuable brands published by Millward Brown Optimor showed the company's brand value at number 61.Intel has also begun research into electrical transmission and generation. Intel has recently introduced a 3-D transistor that improves performance and energy efficiency. Intel has begun mass-producing this 3-D transistor, named the Tri-Gate transistor, with their 22 nm process, which is currently used in their 3rd generation core processors initially released on April 29, 2012. In 2011, SpectraWatt Inc., a solar cell spinoff of Intel, filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. In June 2013, Intel unveiled its fourth generation of Intel Core processors in an event named Computex in Taipei.The Open Source Technology Center at Intel hosts PowerTOP and LatencyTOP, and supports other open-source projects such as Wayland, Intel Array Building Blocks, Threading Building Blocks , and Xen. Wikipedia.

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The 2017 study has 678 pages, 240 tables and figures. Worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of sensors, cameras, and platforms that are used to help implement precision digital control and send alerts for all manner or management of devices and machinery. Visualization and digitization let people better control any device or mechanical thing. Providers of Industrial IoT aim to implement asset efficiency solutions. Designing the asset efficiency solution, developing the application, adapting advanced engineering knowledge for the use cases, and supplying the information platform is the composite task of the analytics engine. IBM is a premier supplier of an analytics engine with its Watson product. There is enormous variety in the Internet of things markets. Bosch supplies industrial IoT sensor technology, acquiring data from the edge, providing device management. Scalability is achieved by the Bosch IoT Suite and ProSyst IoT middleware. The Vorto code generator enables M2M modelling. PTC supplies the Thingworx Application Enablement Platform (AEP), used for creating dashboards, widgets and other user interface elements. Intel provides the Moon Island Gateway used for data aggregation at the edge, as well as horizontal infrastructure in collaboration with HP. Hitachi analytics is used to diagnose manufacturing process. Hitachi uses its analytics platform to integrate production and sensor data outputs to help visualize, analyze and diagnose a manufacture polymer mixing problems. A polymer mixing process was said to be producing inconsistent output quality, with yields dipping to 50%. Hitachi addressed the scrapping of poor batches and huge costs by addressing ever-changing product specifications and variations in a range of production parameters. Using IoT and the analytics platform, production engineers were able to stabilize the process even as new product formulations were introduced. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next Industrial Revolution. It will impact the way all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world. 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps speed has been used in data centers for years. The jump to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps has come rapidly as a result of the need to increase the quantity of data managed inside the data center with more analytics and more applications. Many of the Cloud 2.0 mega data centers have moved to 100 Gbps, presaging the move to 400 Gbps. One reason for the increase in speed is the growth of data consumption, attributed to smartphones, social media, video streaming, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data. Big pipes are used to cope with the huge quantities of data that are being transferred. Users, partners, suppliers and other mega-datacenters communicate using digital systems that are automated and self-healing. The effect on the business is compelling, managers have much more responsibility to create maps of strategy and work with IT to see that developers tune the software to fit the current competitive environment. The explosion of data comes from smart phone apps and IoT digital onslaught of streaming data that needs to be processed in real time to look for anomalies, look for change, set alerts, and provide automated response to shifts. “Transparency is one of the benefits of IoT that sensors bring to digital controls. The benefits of digital manufacturing, farming, and automotive vehicles are higher productivity and more efficient use of resource. Transparency in is being asked for by consumers. Consumers want to know where their food came from, how much water and chemicals were used in food preparation, and when and how the food was harvested and transported. They want to know about consistent refrigeration during transport.” Use of IoT sensors and cameras represents a key milestone in provision of value to every industry. Customized cameras are used to take photos and videos with stunning representations. Digital controls will further automate flying and driving, making ease of use, flight stability, and automated cars a reality. New materials and new designs are bringing that transformation forward. By furthering innovation, IoT continued growth is assured. The worldwide market for Internet of Things (IoT) is $16.3 billion in 2016 anticipated to reach $185.9 billion by 2023. Sensors and software analytics platforms are implemented with connectivity capability for streaming data from endpoints and using analytics to process the data in a manner that generates alerts when appropriate. The complete report provides a comprehensive analysis of Internet of Things (IoT) in different categories, illustrating the diversity of uses for digital tracking devices in industry, healthcare and consumer markets. Analytics makes the images more cogent to everyone, farmers, doctors, machine operators, the uses of IoT are quite diverse. Letting people anticipate problems that only become visible to humans days or weeks after the sensors and images detect issues is a fundamental aspect of IoT, along with generating apocopate levels of alerts. Not too many and not too few. Aerialtronics Adobe Amazon Apple AutoDesk AutoDesk CAD-in-the-Cloud Bosch Cisco Systems Digi Inter national Cybus Enevo Oy Technologies Essence General Electric GE GE Wireless Sensor Networks Google Google / Nest Learning Thermostat Google Chromecast Health Slam -IoT Slam Huawei Huawei Partners with China Telecom, Shenzhen Gas On Smart Utility IBM Corporation Infineon Technologies AG Infineon Chip Card & Security Intel Corporation Intel Acquires Mobileye Internet of Things Community KT Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft / Mojang AB Minecraft Microsoft / Skype / GroupMe Free Group Messaging MuleSoft Nokia oneM2M Panoramic Power Oracle PTC Qualcomm Samsung Samsung Agreed to Buy Harman Harman International Industries (ADITI TECHNOLOGIES) SAP Schaeffler Sierra Wireless Business and Innovation Development Sigfox Softbank Softbank “IBM Watson” Softbank Sprint Softbank Yahoo Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Spirent STMicroelectronics Symantec / Norton Symantec Creating Trusted Interactions Online Schneider Electric Software, Llc. Uber UIB Zebra ZTE Internet of Things (IoT) IoT Endpoints Universal IoT Platform IoT Suite Web Services Blockchain Networks Wireless Sensor Networks Security and Energy Management Healthcare Transportation Self Driving Cars Agriculture IoT Weather IoT Financial IoT Industrial IoT Manufacturing IoT Security IoT Energy Management Internet of Things IoT Security Healthcare IoT Wearable Technology Self-Driving Cars Connected Cars Rail Transportation IoT Sensor and Computing Configurations Agricultural and Weather IoT IoT chipsets …CONTINUED For more information, please visit http://www.wiseguyreports.com


Dublin, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report " Internet of Things (IoT) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts 2017 to 2023" to their offering. The study is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the Internet of Things (IoT): market segment. Research represents a selection from the mountains of data available of the most relevant and cogent market materials, with selections made by the most senior analysts. Worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of sensors, cameras, and platforms that are used to help implement precision digital control and send alerts for all manner or management of devices and machinery. Visualization and digitization let people better control any device or mechanical thing. Providers of Industrial IoT aim to implement asset efficiency solutions. Designing the asset efficiency solution, developing the application, adapting advanced engineering knowledge for the use cases, and supplying the information platform is the composite task of the analytics engine. IBM is a premier supplier of an analytics engine with its Watson product. There is enormous variety in the Internet of things markets. Bosch supplies industrial IoT sensor technology, acquiring data from the edge, providing device management. Scalability is achieved by the Bosch IoT Suite and ProSyst IoT middleware. The Vorto code generator enables M2M modelling. PTC supplies the Thingworx Application Enablement Platform (AEP), used for creating dashboards, widgets and other user interface elements. Intel provides the Moon Island Gateway used for data aggregation at the edge, as well as horizontal infrastructure in collaboration with HP. Key Topics Covered: INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Internet of Things (IoT) Market Driving Forces - IoT Technology Market Driving Forces - IoT Technology Market Challenges - Internet of Things (IoT) Market Shares - Internet of Things (IoT) Market Forecasts - IoT Market Opportunity Huge 1. INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT): MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS 1.1 IoT Sensor Types 1.2 Internet of Things (IoT) Based on Standards 1.3 With IoT, APIs Are Used for Everything 1.4 Internet of Things Revolution Dramatically Alters the Economy 2. INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) MARKET SHARES AND FORECASTS 2.1 Internet of Things (IoT) Market Driving Forces 2.2 Internet of Things (IoT) Market Shares 2.3 Internet of Things (IoT) Market Forecasts 2.4 Internet of Things Market Segments: Security and Energy Management, Healthcare, Transportation and Self Driving Cars, Agriculture and Weather, Financial, Industrial and Manufacturing 2.5 Security and Energy Management Internet of Things Market 2.6 Healthcare 2.7 Self Driving Cars / Connected Cars / Transportation 2.8 Agricultural and Weather IoT 2.9 Industrial IoT 2.10 Financial Internet of Things Market Segment 2.11 IoT chipsets 2.12 IoT Data Use Forecasts 2.13 Mid IR Sensor Market Forecasts 2.14 Internet of Things (IoT) Regional Analysis 3. INTERNET OF THINGS IOT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 3.1 IBM 3.2 Intel 3.3 Microsoft IoT 3.4 Hewlett HP IoT 3.5 Apple 3.6 Google 3.7 Cisco 3.8 Samsung 3.9 AutoDesk 3.10 Zebra 3.11 SAP 3.12 Siemens 3.13 Bosch Software Innovation 3.14 Huawei Technologies 3.15 Harman International Industries (ADITI Technologies) 3.16 Enevo Oy Technologies 3.17 Infineon Technologies 3.18 Symantec Corporation 3.19 Schneider Electric Software, Llc. 3.20 Apple IoT 3.21 AT&T 3.22 Softbank 3.23 Uber 3.24 oneM2M 3.25 Symantec / Norton Core Router 3.26 Kaptivo 3.27 Oracle 3.28 Schlage IoT Devices 3.29 AGCO 3.30 Alibaba Group in Shanghai 3.31 Essence 4. INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY 4.1 Internet of Things (IoT) Research and Technology 4.2 IoT Common Standards 4.3 Edge Computing 4.4 European Union Research & Innovation 4.5 Wearable Technology 4.6 Blockchain 4.7 Connected Home Camera Technology 4.8 IFTTT 4.9 Wireless Communication Standards 4.10 IBM and Texas Instruments Collaboratively Develop Lifecycle-Management for IoT Devices 5. INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) COMPANY PROFILES 5.1 Aerialtronics 5.2 Adobe 5.3 Amazon 5.4 Apple 5.5 AutoDesk 5.6 Bosch 5.7 Cisco Systems 5.8 Digi International 5.9 Cybus 5.10 Enevo Oy Technologies 5.11 Essence 5.12 General Electric 5.13 Google 5.14 Health Slam - IoT Slam 5.15 Huawei 5.16 IBM Corporation 5.17 Infineon Technologies AG 5.18 Intel Corporation 5.19 Internet of Things Community 5.20 KT 5.21 Microsoft 5.22 Microsoft 5.23 MuleSoft 5.24 Nokia 5.25 oneM2M 5.26 Panoramic Power 5.27 Oracle 5.28 PTC 5.29 Qualcomm 5.30 Samsung 5.31 SAP 5.32 Schaeffler 5.33 Sierra Wireless Business and Innovation Development 5.34 Sigfox 5.35 Softbank 5.36 Spirent 5.37 STMicroelectronics 5.38 Symantec 5.39 Schneider Electric Software, Llc. 5.40 Uber 5.41 UIB 5.42 Zebra 5.43 ZTE 5.44 Appendix A: Selected IoT Market Participants For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/35xb8h/internet_of


Patent
Intel Corporation | Date: 2015-12-21

Methods and apparatus for a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) for receiving energy from multiple energy harvesting sources. The PMIC comprises a boost converter to receive a plurality of first power supplies and to generate an intermediate voltage, the boost converter having a plurality of input terminals coupled to the plurality of first power supplies, and a switched capacitor charge pump to receive the intermediate voltage and to generate a second power supply is shown.

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5. The PMIC of claim 1, further comprises a plurality of energy conversion devices configured to acquire energy from a plurality of energy harvesting sources and convert the acquired energy into the plurality of first power supplies.

7. The PMIC of claim 5, wherein the plurality of energy conversion sources includes at least one of a photovoltaic (PC) cell, a thermoelectric generator (TEG), a radio frequency (RF) device, and a piezoelectric material.

10. A system for energy harvesting, comprising: a load; a plurality of energy harvesting sources; and a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) havinga boost converter to receive a plurality of first power supplies and to generate an intermediate voltage, the boost converter having a plurality of input terminals coupled to the plurality of first power supplies, anda switched capacitor charge pump to receive the intermediate voltage and to generate a second power supply.

14. The system of claim 10, further comprises a plurality of energy conversion devices configured to acquire energy from a plurality of energy harvesting sources and convert the acquired energy into the plurality of first power supplies.

16. The system of claim 14, wherein the plurality of energy conversion sources includes at least one of a photovoltaic (PC) cell, a thermoelectric generator (TEG), a radio frequency (RF) device, and a piezoelectric material.

19. A method for energy harvesting, comprising: a means for providing a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) including a boost converter and a switched capacitor charge pump; a means for receiving a plurality of first power supplies at a plurality of input terminals of the boost converter; a means for generating an intermediate voltage at an output of the boost converter; a means for receiving the intermediate voltage at an input of the switched capacitor charge pump; and a means for generating a second power supply at an output of the switched capacitor charge pump.

22. The method of claim 19, further comprising: a means for acquiring energy from a plurality of energy harvesting sources using a plurality of energy conversion devices, wherein the plurality of energy conversion devices are configured to convert the acquired energy into the plurality of first power supplies.


LABEGE, France, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigfox, the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is closing its Series E funding round of €150 million to accelerate the expansion of its global network and soon reach worldwide coverage. Salesforce, Total, Henri Seydoux, Alto Invest, Swen CP and Tamer Group will join Sigfox as new investors. Existing shareholders including Bpifrance, Elliott, Intel Capital, Air Liquide, Idinvest Partners and IXO, will also re-invest in the company. Additional new investors are also expected to join this financing round shortly to reach the €150 million level. The IoT space opens up new and exciting opportunities by connecting the physical world to the Internet . With its global network, Sigfox gives a voice to billions of objects, allowing them to play a pivotal role in our social and economic development. In just five years, Sigfox has built a unique global wireless network that provides a simple, efficient connectivity solution, enabling devices to connect to the cloud at ultra low-cost and using minimal energy. No other network than Sigfox's has a worldwide footprint and can claim to connect fully autonomous energy harvesting objects. Thanks to Sigfox, every object will connect to the cloud at minimal cost, by relying only on the surrounding energy sources. This promise, along with the significant developments made by the company over the past 18 months, have contributed to the successful closing of this round of funding. With more than 10 million objects registered on its network and coverage currently spanning 26 countries, Sigfox is reinforcing its position as a global leader in the IoT space. This new round of funding will enable the company to expand its international network to 60 countries by 2018 and reach financial breakeven point. The company sees Industry 4.0 as one of the main growth paths driving the development of the IoT. The need for predictive maintenance as well as the continued evolution of its business model towards more services could be some of the reasons behind Total's decision to join other shareholders supporting Sigfox's international development. "We are happy to accompany the development of Sigfox because the technology it offers can be decisive to accelerate the deployment of the Internet of things. It is their advance acquired on the market in a short time and their capacity to accelerate the deployment of large-scale IoT solutions that motivated our investment", commented Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total. "This type of solution will improve the performance and operational safety of industrial activities, reduce operating costs, but also be used to serve customers " Another key opportunity is the optimisation of industrial processes leveraging big data. For this reason, Sigfox plans to integrate with Salesforce's IoT Cloud, unlocking insights from the connected world that empower any business to take the right action, for the right customer, at the right time across global consumer and business use cases. By connecting billions of objects and events, Sigfox and Salesforce IoT Cloud can facilitate deep and meaningful customer experiences via its global, homogenous and scalable network. Intel Capital, Idinvest Partners and IXO PE, which are historical shareholders of Sigfox, actively participated in this round. "We strongly believe that Sigfox has unlocked the IoT connectivity bottleneck and will bring billions of objects online in the near future. Its cost effective, easy to use, open platform solution is set to become the standard for low power object connectivity, bringing massive productivity gains to the corporate world and everyday benefits to end customers", said Franck Tuil, Elliott's Senior Portfolio Manager. "I created Parrot 22 years ago, and I know how much it takes to carry out ambitious projects on a large scale. I am impressed by the huge progress made by Sigfox over the last three years I have spent as a member of Sigfox's board of directors. I am now convinced of the colossal growth potential of the market Sigfox successfully addresses. Alongside the financial investment I am making today in the company, I am willing to provide Sigfox's management with my support as an entrepreneur", said Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot. "The Internet of Things is one of the next big transformational technologies, and we are proud to support Sigfox as the infrastructure leader. We are pleased to see a strong startup ecosystem being built around this world-class technology.", said Paul François Fournier, Executive Director of Bpifrance. Commenting on the announcement, Xavier Drilhon, deputy CEO of Sigfox said, "I joined Sigfox 18 months ago because of the incredibly powerful vision of its founders and the unique positioning of the company as a fundamental enabler of the IoT revolution. Our rapid international expansion made possible thanks to the support of our local operators, as well as the growth of our ecosystem, were key to securing this new fundraising. This will allow the company to accelerate the deployment of its network from 26 countries today to over 60 within the next two years, representing 90 per cent of the worldwide GDP." "When we met in 2010, we agreed that Sigfox could change the world by bringing the virtual and physical worlds together through a new paradigm based on the fundamental principles of astrophysics. Today, we have created the equivalent of the world's largest radio telescope for IoT. Our network is able to connect hundreds of billions of objects to the Internet through advanced radio techniques." said Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, co-founders of Sigfox. The round comprises a "greenshoe" that will allow new strategic and financial partners to join the share capital of Sigfox shortly. Lazard and Goldman Sachs acted as financial advisors to Sigfox, with Skadden acting as legal advisor and Callisto acting as financial advisors to the management. Sigfox pictures are available here Sigfox is the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox's unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Today, the network is present in 26 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 - covering a population of 397 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to create new innovations on the IoT. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France's "IoT Valley". Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. For more information, see http://www.sigfox.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube Total Energy Ventures is Total's venture capital arm for investing in energy start-ups. Its investments support the development of innovative businesses in areas such as renewable energies, energy efficiency, energy storage, digital energy and sustainable transportation Created in 2013, Air Liquide Venture Capital, ALIAD, is the Air Liquide Group's venture capital investor. ALIAD's role is to take minority stakes in innovative technology start-ups. Thanks to its customer knowledge and its industrial and technological expertise, ALIAD supports the growth of innovative startups for the future of technologies. Its involvement is illustrated by R&D and business privileged agreements between the startups and the Group's other entities. For more information, see http://www.airliquide.com/connected-innovation/aliad-venture-capital Alto Invest is a capital management company investing primarily in small and mid-sized fast-growing companies. Alto Invest's team is highly experienced in managing private equity portfolios on behalf of institutional and private clients, and it made more than 90 private equity investments in Europe. Alto Invest is fully approved by the French financial authorities (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) and is an active member of the French Asset Management Association (Association Française de la Gestion Financière). For more information, see http://www.altoinvest.fr Equity investment are operated by Bpifrance Investissement. Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the French state and the Caisse des Dépôts and the entrepreneurs' trusted partner, finances businesses from the seed phase to IPO, through loans, guarantees and equity investments. Bpifrance also provides operational services and strong support for innovation, export, and external growth in partnership with Business France and Coface. Bpifrance offers to businesses a large range of financing opportunities at each key step of their development, including offers adapted to regional specificities. With its 47 regional offices (90% of decisions are made locally) Bpifrance represents a strategic tool for economic competitiveness dedicated to entrepreneurs. Bpifrance acts as a back-up for initiatives driven by the French State and the Regions to tackle 3 goals: With Bpifrance, businesses benefit from a powerful, efficient and close representative, to answer all their needs in terms of financing, innovation and investment. For more information, see http://www.bpifrance.fr and follow us on Twitter @bpifrance. Elliott Management Corporation is an investment firm founded in 1977 that today manages approximately $29 billion of capital for both institutional and individual investors.  Elliott is a multi-strategy firm with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Menlo Park active in debt, equities, commodities, currencies and various other asset classes across a range of industries. The firm's principal objective is to generate a return which is as high as is consistent with a goal of minimizing losses during adverse financial market periods. For more information, see http://www.elliottmgmt.com. With more than €7 billion under management and 80 people, Idinvest Partners is a leading pan-European manager focused on the middle market segment. Idinvest Partners has developed several complementary areas of expertise including investments in innovative European start-ups, primary, secondary and mezzanine investments in European non-listed companies, and private equity consulting. Founded under the name AGF Private Equity in 1997, Idinvest Partners was formerly part of the Allianz group until 2010 when it became independent. For more information, see http://www.idinvest.com. Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment and M&A organization, backs innovative startups targeting computing and smart devices, cloud, datacenter, security, the Internet of Things , wearable and robotic technologies and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US$11.8 billion in 1,470 companies worldwide, and 617 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. Through its business development programs, Intel Capital curates thousands of introductions each year between its portfolio executives and Intel's customers and partners in the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit http://www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital. IXO Private Equity is an independent company 100 % held by its management team. It manages an asset portfolio in capital-investment of €570m. Funds made out from type FIP/FCPI's public offer represent €220m. FPCI's funds (ex FCPR) mainly signed by institutional investors represent, as for them, €350m. Located in Toulouse, Marseille and Lyon, IXO Private Equity invests equity amounts between €1m and €15m per project in PME located in the South of France (South-East - South-West). For more information, see http://www.ixope.fr Salesforce Ventures-Salesforce's corporate investment group-invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world's largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce's innovators and executives. With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage the expertise of the Salesforce Foundation to incorporate its 1-1-1 model of integrated philanthropy to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce has invested in more than 150 enterprise cloud startups since 2009. For more information, see http://www.salesforce.com/ventures Swen Capital Partners is an investment management company specialized in private equity, private infrastructure and private debt. With €3.2Bn under management, Swen Capital Partners provides: For more information, see http://www.swen-cp.fr Tamer Group is a leading healthcare, beauty care, prestige products, and fast moving consumer goods company responding to the growing needs of the Saudi and Middle East communities. The Group's core activities are import, distribution, promotion, marketing and manufacturing. Today, Tamer Group has established a special position in the Saudi marketplace, resulting from a unique approach to business, service and customer portfolio. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Tamer Group serves many of the world's leading companies through various agreements, partnerships, and joint ventures. For more information, see http://www.tamergroup.com


Sigfox, the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is closing its Series E funding round of €150 million to accelerate the expansion of its global network and soon reach worldwide coverage. Salesforce, Total, Henri Seydoux, Alto Invest, Swen CP and Tamer Group will join Sigfox as new investors. Existing shareholders including Bpifrance, Elliott, Intel Capital, Air Liquide, Idinvest Partners and IXO, will also re-invest in the company. Additional new investors are also expected to join this financing round shortly to reach the €150 million level. The IoT space opens up new and exciting opportunities by connecting the physical world to the Internet . With its global network, Sigfox gives a voice to billions of objects, allowing them to play a pivotal role in our social and economic development. In just five years, Sigfox has built a unique global wireless network that provides a simple, efficient connectivity solution, enabling devices to connect to the cloud at ultra low-cost and using minimal energy. No other network than Sigfox's has a worldwide footprint and can claim to connect fully autonomous energy harvesting objects. Thanks to Sigfox, every object will connect to the cloud at minimal cost, by relying only on the surrounding energy sources. This promise, along with the significant developments made by the company over the past 18 months, have contributed to the successful closing of this round of funding. With more than 10 million objects registered on its network and coverage currently spanning 26 countries, Sigfox is reinforcing its position as a global leader in the IoT space. This new round of funding will enable the company to expand its international network to 60 countries by 2018 and reach financial breakeven point. The company sees Industry 4.0 as one of the main growth paths driving the development of the IoT. The need for predictive maintenance as well as the continued evolution of its business model towards more services could be some of the reasons behind Total's decision to join other shareholders supporting Sigfox's international development. "We are happy to accompany the development of Sigfox because the technology it offers can be decisive to accelerate the deployment of the Internet of things. It is their advance acquired on the market in a short time and their capacity to accelerate the deployment of large-scale IoT solutions that motivated our investment", commented Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total. "This type of solution will improve the performance and operational safety of industrial activities, reduce operating costs, but also be used to serve customers " Another key opportunity is the optimisation of industrial processes leveraging big data. For this reason, Sigfox plans to integrate with Salesforce's IoT Cloud, unlocking insights from the connected world that empower any business to take the right action, for the right customer, at the right time across global consumer and business use cases. By connecting billions of objects and events, Sigfox and Salesforce IoT Cloud can facilitate deep and meaningful customer experiences via its global, homogenous and scalable network. Intel Capital, Idinvest Partners and IXO PE, which are historical shareholders of Sigfox, actively participated in this round. "We strongly believe that Sigfox has unlocked the IoT connectivity bottleneck and will bring billions of objects online in the near future. Its cost effective, easy to use, open platform solution is set to become the standard for low power object connectivity, bringing massive productivity gains to the corporate world and everyday benefits to end customers", said Franck Tuil, Elliott's Senior Portfolio Manager. "I created Parrot 22 years ago, and I know how much it takes to carry out ambitious projects on a large scale. I am impressed by the huge progress made by Sigfox over the last three years I have spent as a member of Sigfox's board of directors. I am now convinced of the colossal growth potential of the market Sigfox successfully addresses. Alongside the financial investment I am making today in the company, I am willing to provide Sigfox's management with my support as an entrepreneur", said Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot. "The Internet of Things is one of the next big transformational technologies, and we are proud to support Sigfox as the infrastructure leader. We are pleased to see a strong startup ecosystem being built around this world-class technology.", said Paul François Fournier, Executive Director of Bpifrance. Commenting on the announcement, Xavier Drilhon, deputy CEO of Sigfox said, "I joined Sigfox 18 months ago because of the incredibly powerful vision of its founders and the unique positioning of the company as a fundamental enabler of the IoT revolution. Our rapid international expansion made possible thanks to the support of our local operators, as well as the growth of our ecosystem, were key to securing this new fundraising. This will allow the company to accelerate the deployment of its network from 26 countries today to over 60 within the next two years, representing 90 per cent of the worldwide GDP." "When we met in 2010, we agreed that Sigfox could change the world by bringing the virtual and physical worlds together through a new paradigm based on the fundamental principles of astrophysics. Today, we have created the equivalent of the world's largest radio telescope for IoT. Our network is able to connect hundreds of billions of objects to the Internet through advanced radio techniques." said Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, co-founders of Sigfox. The round comprises a "greenshoe" that will allow new strategic and financial partners to join the share capital of Sigfox shortly. Lazard and Goldman Sachs acted as financial advisors to Sigfox, with Skadden acting as legal advisor and Callisto acting as financial advisors to the management. Sigfox pictures are available here Sigfox is the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox's unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Today, the network is present in 26 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018 - covering a population of 397 million people. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to create new innovations on the IoT. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France's "IoT Valley". Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. For more information, see http://www.sigfox.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube Total Energy Ventures is Total's venture capital arm for investing in energy start-ups. Its investments support the development of innovative businesses in areas such as renewable energies, energy efficiency, energy storage, digital energy and sustainable transportation Created in 2013, Air Liquide Venture Capital, ALIAD, is the Air Liquide Group's venture capital investor. ALIAD's role is to take minority stakes in innovative technology start-ups. Thanks to its customer knowledge and its industrial and technological expertise, ALIAD supports the growth of innovative startups for the future of technologies. Its involvement is illustrated by R&D and business privileged agreements between the startups and the Group's other entities. For more information, see http://www.airliquide.com/connected-innovation/aliad-venture-capital Alto Invest is a capital management company investing primarily in small and mid-sized fast-growing companies. Alto Invest's team is highly experienced in managing private equity portfolios on behalf of institutional and private clients, and it made more than 90 private equity investments in Europe. Alto Invest is fully approved by the French financial authorities (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) and is an active member of the French Asset Management Association (Association Française de la Gestion Financière). For more information, see http://www.altoinvest.fr Equity investment are operated by Bpifrance Investissement. Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the French state and the Caisse des Dépôts and the entrepreneurs' trusted partner, finances businesses from the seed phase to IPO, through loans, guarantees and equity investments. Bpifrance also provides operational services and strong support for innovation, export, and external growth in partnership with Business France and Coface. Bpifrance offers to businesses a large range of financing opportunities at each key step of their development, including offers adapted to regional specificities. With its 47 regional offices (90% of decisions are made locally) Bpifrance represents a strategic tool for economic competitiveness dedicated to entrepreneurs. Bpifrance acts as a back-up for initiatives driven by the French State and the Regions to tackle 3 goals: With Bpifrance, businesses benefit from a powerful, efficient and close representative, to answer all their needs in terms of financing, innovation and investment. For more information, see http://www.bpifrance.fr and follow us on Twitter @bpifrance. Elliott Management Corporation is an investment firm founded in 1977 that today manages approximately $29 billion of capital for both institutional and individual investors.  Elliott is a multi-strategy firm with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Menlo Park active in debt, equities, commodities, currencies and various other asset classes across a range of industries. The firm's principal objective is to generate a return which is as high as is consistent with a goal of minimizing losses during adverse financial market periods. For more information, see http://www.elliottmgmt.com. With more than €7 billion under management and 80 people, Idinvest Partners is a leading pan-European manager focused on the middle market segment. Idinvest Partners has developed several complementary areas of expertise including investments in innovative European start-ups, primary, secondary and mezzanine investments in European non-listed companies, and private equity consulting. Founded under the name AGF Private Equity in 1997, Idinvest Partners was formerly part of the Allianz group until 2010 when it became independent. For more information, see http://www.idinvest.com. Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment and M&A organization, backs innovative startups targeting computing and smart devices, cloud, datacenter, security, the Internet of Things , wearable and robotic technologies and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US$11.8 billion in 1,470 companies worldwide, and 617 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. Through its business development programs, Intel Capital curates thousands of introductions each year between its portfolio executives and Intel's customers and partners in the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit http://www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital. IXO Private Equity is an independent company 100 % held by its management team. It manages an asset portfolio in capital-investment of €570m. Funds made out from type FIP/FCPI's public offer represent €220m. FPCI's funds (ex FCPR) mainly signed by institutional investors represent, as for them, €350m. Located in Toulouse, Marseille and Lyon, IXO Private Equity invests equity amounts between €1m and €15m per project in PME located in the South of France (South-East - South-West). For more information, see http://www.ixope.fr Salesforce Ventures-Salesforce's corporate investment group-invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world's largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce's innovators and executives. With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage the expertise of the Salesforce Foundation to incorporate its 1-1-1 model of integrated philanthropy to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce has invested in more than 150 enterprise cloud startups since 2009. For more information, see http://www.salesforce.com/ventures Swen Capital Partners is an investment management company specialized in private equity, private infrastructure and private debt. With €3.2Bn under management, Swen Capital Partners provides: For more information, see http://www.swen-cp.fr Tamer Group is a leading healthcare, beauty care, prestige products, and fast moving consumer goods company responding to the growing needs of the Saudi and Middle East communities. The Group's core activities are import, distribution, promotion, marketing and manufacturing. Today, Tamer Group has established a special position in the Saudi marketplace, resulting from a unique approach to business, service and customer portfolio. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Tamer Group serves many of the world's leading companies through various agreements, partnerships, and joint ventures. For more information, see http://www.tamergroup.com

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