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News Article | May 18, 2017
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Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS), a provider of next-generation wireless connectivity solutions, today announced it joined Wi-Fi Alliance®, a global non profit industry association driving the adoption and interoperability of Wi-Fi® devices, as a Contributor member. PCS is a fabless semiconductor company offering wireless chips, systems and IP focusing on connectivity solutions for emerging Wi-Fi and cellular standards serving Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and other markets. “We welcome Palma Ceia SemiDesign to Wi-Fi Alliance and look forward to their contributions in developing solutions for the Internet of Things market,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “We invite participation from companies like Palma Ceia in Wi-Fi Alliance to deliver long-range, low-power wireless capabilities important to IoT applications.” PCS offers wireless chips, systems and IP focusing on connectivity solutions for emerging WiFi and cellular standards for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. New standards PCS is addressing include 802.11ah, LTE NB1 and LTE M; and already offers a Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) transceiver and is developing associated digital components, as well as application-specific modules and systems. Founded in 2012, the company has delivered silicon-proven IP for Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11ac, 802.11ax and 802.11ah. Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced Wi-Fi HaLow™ as the designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology. Wi-Fi HaLow operates in frequency bands below one gigahertz, offering longer range, lower power connectivity to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ products. Wi-Fi HaLow will enable a variety of new power-efficient use cases in the Smart Home, connected car, and digital healthcare, as well as industrial, retail, agriculture, and Smart City environments. “Palma Ceia will contribute and actively participate in Wi-Fi Alliance, especially to see the commercial deployment of Wi-Fi solutions like Wi-Fi HaLow,” said Roy E. Jewell, co-founder and president of Palma Ceia. “Wi-Fi Alliance is an exemplary organization and the Wi-Fi logo is respected as a mark of reliability and interoperability.” About Palma Ceia SemiDesign Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a provider of communication IP and chips for next-generation WiFi (802.11ah) and Cellular (LTE NB1 and LTE M) applications. With a focus on emerging standards, PCS supports the design of high-performance devices for broadband, wireless, medical and automotive applications. PCS solutions are differentiated by low-power, high-performance designs and ease of integration. With headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the company has design operations in McKinney, Texas, and sales and support activities in China, Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Visit Palma Ceia SemiDesign on the web at http://www.pcsemi.com. About Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day. Palma Ceia SemiDesign and the Palma Ceia SemiDesign logo are trademarks of Palma Ceia SemiDesign, Inc., and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.


News Article | May 25, 2017
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Case studies with industry leaders promotes GLocal partnership between large global companies and local SMEs SINGAPORE, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei Technologies shares its vision of Internet-of-Things (IoT) with over 200 attendees at the inaugural Huawei IoT Ecosystem Forum, held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2017. The Forum showcases successful industry partnerships in the areas of Public Utilities, Smart Home, Connected Car, Smart City and Healthcare to accelerate the implementation of IoT industry applications in Asia Pacific. By the 2025, Huawei is projecting more than 100 billion connections worldwide will come "live". Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks such as Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) running on licensed spectrum will represent approximately 70 percent of cellular IoT connections. For instance, today NB-IoT is already powering industry applications such as asset tracking, agriculture and parking. While the massive number of connections is expected to enable significant productivity gains for companies and individuals, IoT will need the support of the entire ecosystem to reach its full potential. Lim Chee Siong, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei Southern Pacific region highlighted in his opening speech, "Huawei will support the IoT ecosystem by focusing on three areas: (1) building wireless network, enterprise IoT gateways and home IoT routers; (2) providing a cloud-based IoT connection management platform, which realizes secured and reliable IoT connections; (3) and innovating IoT chipsets, with built-in LiteOS, to make communication and connection in the IoT environment with ease. We will work to develop a cohesive IoT ecosystem, which all partners and telcos can leverage as they address the IoT needs of different vertical industries. Huawei strives to build more connections to help telcos generate more revenue and enterprises to achieve greater operational efficiency." To drive innovation and glocalisation of technology services in Singapore, Huawei announced its partnership with i5Lab with NUS enterprise in November 2017 to accelerate the growth of IoT startups in Singapore. The collaboration aims to cater to the industry's needs for incubation of innovative ideas, training, research support, funding, testing and certification in the region. Jiang Wang Cheng, President of IoT solutions, Huawei, said, "We believe that IoT is a 'GLocal' ecosystem where telcos, local enterprises and global vendors like Huawei leverage on each others' knowledge and capabilities to build a vibrant ecosystem. Huawei is glad to recommend our partners in different industries and establish channels of communication between operators and vertical industries. We call for more partners from across different verticals to join us to build viable IoT solutions," he added. Huawei is currently working with more than 40 partners on smart meter, smart light and connected car to offer IoT device, network, service platform, applications and system integration. In March 2017, Huawei announced plans to invest USD 1 billion in developer ecosystem worldwide. Find out more at http://www.huawei.com/apac/huawei-ecoconnect/index.html. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on:


SHANGHAI & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, is announcing its participation at three upcoming events throughout Asia. At Computex 2017, Automotive Linux Summit and CES Asia, OCF will showcase member innovations in the IoT space, spanning industries including industrial, smart home and automotive. Computex 2017: OCF is headed to Taipei to host a half-day seminar with III (Institute for Information Industry) on June 1st, and explore opportunities for promoting the development of a common framework for Smart Home and IoT innovation. Automotive Linux Summit: Join OCF in Japan to hear Samsung’s IoT software engineer Phillipe Coval speak on OCF’s open source framework, IoTivity, and interoperability in the connected car industry, and provide insights on the keys to designing new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) use cases. CES Asia 2017: OCF members such as Intel, Haier, VIA, and Beechwoods will showcase interoperability from OCF’s interactive booth, with demos of their certified products, capable of communicating seamlessly through IoTivity. Billions of connected devices (phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry. The AllSeen Alliance now operates under the Open Connectivity Foundation. For more information, please visit www.openconnectivity.org.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) welcomes industry leaders from Google, Garmin, Toyota, Indiegogo, and more as speakers at the fourth annual Bluetooth World event. These top Internet of Things (IoT) innovators will anchor a refreshed Bluetooth World format offering attendees a unique opportunity to experience the power and potential of Bluetooth and see the IoT in action. You can join the Bluetooth SIG, groundbreaking developers, and these industry-leading speakers from 28-29 March 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. “The IoT is so much more than just a sensor in a device – it’s a movement that has the potential to transform our lives,” said Katy Scheck, Director of Marketing, Bluetooth SIG. “Bluetooth World 2017 is a celebration of this transformation, blending hands-on experiences of today’s best products with a look at the future of Bluetooth in the IoT.” Attend the 22,000-square-foot interactive exhibit for free, or get full access to the two-day event, including forward-thinking keynotes, developer workshops with live training, and networking sessions, for only $50. This year’s event will celebrate the designs, products, and devices that are paving the way in our connected world and inspire developers to create the 'next big success story'. Bluetooth World 2017 will showcase the latest IoT innovations ranging from health, fitness and wearables to automotive, smart home, and audio, through a number of interactive features including: Smart Home Zone Get hands-on with the most innovative smart lighting and consumer goods on the market and enjoy in-depth technical conversations with Qualcomm, ARM, and more. Audio Zone Explore the latest in Bluetooth speakers, headphones, hearing aids, and other medical devices, and find inspiration from the likes of Mindtree and Cambridge Consultants to create your own Bluetooth hearable. Health and Fitness Zone Experience the latest innovations and future of connected health and fitness devices in our interactive Bluetooth health and fitness center and gaming area. Automotive Zone Peek under the hood of a Tesla Model X P90 and get hands on with a range of connected car tools from Teledyne LeCroy. Testing Stations Test the performance and interoperability of your product, completely free of charge, to ensure it meets the Bluetooth SIG’s standards and regulatory requirements. “The IoT is on the cusp of radically changing how many industries operate, and Bluetooth is key to these industries reaching full potential,” said Cassia Networks founder and CEO, and Bluetooth World Exhibitor, Felix Zhao. “We are looking forward to interacting with the wide range of developers, start-ups, engineers, and CTOs and celebrating the new frontiers Cassia and the other Bluetooth World exhibitors and attendees are exploring throughout the IoT.” See the full Bluetooth World agenda here: https://bluetoothworldevent.com/bluetooth-world-2017-agenda Exhibition and press/analyst passes are free, and all-access content passes are just $50: https://bluetoothworldevent.com/register If you’re interested in exhibiting your latest IoT innovations, visit: https://bluetoothworldevent.com/exhibit For partnership and sponsorship information, speaking opportunities, or any general show, marketing, or press inquiries, visit: https://bluetoothworldevent.com/contact Bluetooth is the global wireless standard for simple, secure connectivity. Propelled by a global community of more than 30,000 companies, Bluetooth serves to unify, harmonize, and drive innovation in the vast range of connected devices all around us. Through collective creation and shared technical standards, Bluetooth simplifies, secures and enriches the technology experience of users worldwide


News Article | November 30, 2016
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44% of U.S. broadband households use voice controls on Internet -connected devices DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 30, 2016) -  Parks Associates analysts and industry speakers will address consumer use of voice control and implications of new voice control products like Amazon Echo and Google Home in the IoT at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 5, 2017, at the Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405, in Las Vegas. Parks Associates research finds that 44% of U.S. broadband households have used voice control functions on at least one of their connected platforms, including 64% of heads of household ages 18-24. These high usage rates among millennials indicate voice controls are quickly becoming the preferred means of interaction with Internet -connected devices, and younger consumers especially will see greater value in new smart home platforms with voice as standard in the user interface. "The emergence of voice control in personal digital assistants like the Amazon Echo has helped expand this type of interface as a key differentiator throughout the IoT," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "Developers in the smart home, entertainment, and connected car ecosystems are launching strategies to add voice control to their solutions. At CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will discuss the opportunities to create value for consumers through integration, partnerships, and changing business models." CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home features six sessions on the smart home and strategies to monetize IoT connected platforms. The Summit concludes with a Networking Reception, sponsored by Homematic IP. The speakers and participants include key companies working to create consumer engagement for connected devices and products. Creating New Value in the Connected Home: Integration, Partnerships, and Privacy IoT Crossover: Smart Home, Entertainment, Appliances, Cars, and Energy The Role of Connected Health Services in the Smart Home  IoT and Smart Home: Seamless Interoperability IoT: Support Services and Managing the Experience  IoT and Smart Home: Changing Business Models Media and organizations supporting the event include Antenna Group, Appliance DESIGN Magazine, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, bestseos.com, Cablefax, CIOReview, Conference Guru, CrowdReviews, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HomeGrid Forum, IPSO Alliance, MoCA, Open Connectivity Foundation, PharmaVOICE, SmartGridSpain, TelcoProfessionals, Thread Group, TopSEOs.com, and Visibility Magazine. To register for CONNECTIONS™ Summit, visit http://bit.ly/CONN_Summit. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com. For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. Parks Associates will be at Booth #41073 in Sands A-D throughout CES 2017. About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. The executive event features one day of panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and connected entertainment, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and innovative business models. The 2017 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit. http//www.connectionssummit.com


BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, announced the addition of 68 new member organizations including Haier Group, LG Electronics and NETGEAR, Inc., growing membership to more than 300 companies. As one of the biggest IoT consortiums, this surge in membership follows the announcement last month that OCF and the AllSeen Alliance merged under the OCF name and bylaws with the mutual goal of creating a common IoT standard. With analysts predicting more than 25 billion devices by 2020, the need to ensure interoperability is greater than ever. OCF is doing its part through industry consolidation and more than 15 strategic liaisons with industry leading organizations including Thread Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium. OCF also continues to make it easier than ever to certify products, recently opening six labs across the globe. “ We’re very excited to see the industry’s response to the merger, which has inspired nearly 70 new companies to work with us to develop a common standard for IoT,” said Dr. Matthew Perry, newly appointed president of Open Connectivity Foundation. “ The addition of these new members makes OCF one of the largest consortiums in the industry, furthering our ability to create open and free IoT standards that allow organizations to provide fully interoperable products to consumers.” A full list of new member organizations can be found on the OCF blog. In addition, OCF is announcing two new directors that were elected to represent its Platinum member companies – Anoop Mohan, Vice President of Product, XFINITY Home for Comcast, and Olivier Carmona, Director of Business Development for AwoX. They will serve a two-year term. OCF will be at CES in January demonstrating products across a variety of industries including, smart home, automotive and healthcare. It will have interop zones that show how IoT comes to life in living rooms, kitchens and connected cars. For more information, email ocfpr@blancandotus.com or visit booth #40930 in the Smart Home Marketplace. Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry. The AllSeen Alliance now operates under the Open Connectivity Foundation. For more information, please visit www.openconnectivity.org.


News Article | December 21, 2016
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TOKYO & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TDK Corporation (President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, hereinafter referred to as “TDK”) and InvenSense, Inc. (President and CEO: Behrooz Abdi, hereinafter referred to as “InvenSense”) entered into a definitive agreement today wherein TDK agrees to acquire all of the outstanding InvenSense shares for cash at an acquisition price of USD 13.00 per InvenSense share, for a total acquisition price of USD 1.3 billion. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Completion of the transaction is expected in second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, and is subject to approvals by InvenSense shareholders and the relevant regulatory authorities. The acquisition will be completed through a merger of a newly created subsidiary of TDK with and into InvenSense, with InvenSense continuing following the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TDK. TDK’s current medium-term (3-year) management plan ending in March 2018 focuses on the importance of three areas: a) automotive, b) manufacturing devices and energy, and c) Information and Communications Technology (ICT). As part of its strategy for growth in these key areas, TDK has identified sensors and actuators, energy units and next-generation electronic components as three product areas for strategic growth aimed at unlocking new business opportunities in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors are viewed as an important IoT-enabling technology and TDK envisions greatly expanding this portion of its business and providing a broad range of sensor solutions to its customers. TDK currently sells magnetic sensors that employ thin-film magnetic technology, which TDK has accumulated through its endeavors with hard disk drive (HDD) solutions over many years. Further, TDK’s product line includes pressure, temperature, electric current, and various other sensor types, and TDK plans to expand its sensor business going forward. Through the acquisition of InvenSense, TDK will be able to strengthen its product line-ups and technologies, which is expected to enable the combined company to become a stronger player in broad based sensor solutions for IoT, automotive and ICT by accelerating the sensor product roadmap to offer innovative next generation products and platforms. In addition, sensor fusion, the combination of various sensor technologies and software creates products with enhanced value solutions for customers across multiple fields. InvenSense is a world forerunner in motion sensor solutions, known mostly for its flagship six-axis and nine-axis motion sensors, which are used in some of the world’s most advanced consumer products and applications. In recent years its portfolio has expanded with additional solutions for inertial, environmental, microphone, and ultrasonic sensors. InvenSense’s “fabless” manufacturing model enables development of high-performance and cost effective products via its unique CMOS-MEMS production process. Enhanced by its value-added software solutions, InvenSense has expanded rapidly to become a worldwide strong player in sensors for consumer devices including smartphones, drones, wearables, gaming, inertial navigation, and both optical and electronic image stabilization for cameras. Looking ahead, growth avenues beyond mobile include large addressable opportunities in the fields of IoT, automotive, and industrial, driven by increasing consumer demand of indoor navigation, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The acquisition will enable TDK to combine InvenSense’s advanced suite of sensor and software platforms with its wide-ranging portfolio of magnetic, pressure, temperature, and microphone sensors. In addition, sensor fusion, combining various types of technologies and product line-up, creates products with high added value. Sensor fusion combines multiple sensors and software solutions that enables TDK to expand its business in the three key areas and further strengthening of its position as a global player in the sensor business, which is one of TDK’s strategic growth products. In January 2016, TDK established a joint venture with Qualcomm Incorporated, called RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE, Ltd., and has also entered into agreements to expand technical cooperation in a wide range of fields including passive components, batteries, wireless power transfer, sensors, MEMS and various other next-generation technologies for mobile communications, IoT, and automotive. This joint venture presents an exciting opportunity for InvenSense to expand its customer base in ICT (Information and Communications Technology), IoT and automotive areas while enabling InvenSense to provide sensor solutions with increased synergies. As the fields of ICT, automotive and industrial experiences growing demand for sensors, TDK, together with InvenSense, expect to provide unique products and sensor expertise across sales channels and a global customer base that TDK and InvenSense have each cultivated over several years. TDK and InvenSense are resolved to exhibit the same level of commitment to providing customers with quality, expert solutions and customer service as a combined company. TDK’s President and CEO, Mr. Shigenao Ishiguro, made the following statement regarding the acquisition: “TDK’s sensor business, one of its strategic growth areas, can be strengthened by merging TDK’s portfolio of magnetic sensor technologies (where its strength lies) and its wide range of sensor products with InvenSense’s expanding sensor technology. This acquisition is a fundamental element in TDK’s strategy to provide unique and high-value-added products and services in IoT. We aim to become a strong player in the sensor business with InvenSense as our perfect partner.” InvenSense’s President and CEO Behrooz Abdi made the following comment: “This is an exciting day for InvenSense as our proposed acquisition by TDK represents what we view as a compelling win for InvenSense’s shareholders, customers and employees. TDK understands the value of InvenSense’s suite of sensor and software platforms. This merger is the culmination of years of innovation and execution by our world-class employees. Together with TDK, we see a bright future that leverages our commitment to innovation with TDK’s scale, significant partner relationships and distribution channel. Our strategic goals are aligned, and we are confident that together with TDK we will accelerate our roadmap to provide next-generation sensor technologies in key fields for the world’s most innovative companies.” In connection with the acquisition, BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as TDK’s exclusive financial advisor and Jones Day is acting as legal counsel to TDK. Qatalyst Partners is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is acting as legal counsel to InvenSense. Additional Information and Where to Find It In connection with the proposed transaction, TDK and InvenSense intend to file relevant materials with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). InvenSense will also file with the SEC a proxy statement on Schedule 14A. Following the filing of the definitive proxy statement with the SEC, InvenSense will mail the definitive proxy statement and a proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the InvenSense special meeting relating to the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF INVENSENSE ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THESE MATERIALS IN THEIR ENTIRETY (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT TDK OR INVENSENSE FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TDK, INVENSENSE AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The proxy statement and other documents filed by InvenSense with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at InvenSense’s website at www.invensense.com or at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from InvenSense by requesting them by mail at InvenSense, Inc., 1745 Technology Drive Suite 200, San Jose, California 95110, Attention: Investor Relations, or by telephone at (408) 501-2200. The documents filed by TDK with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from TDK by requesting them by mail at Shibaura Renasite Tower, 3-9-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0023, Japan, Attention: Investor Relations. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of proxy, an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. TDK, InvenSense, and certain of their directors, officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of InvenSense in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered to be participants in the solicitation of InvenSense’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction, and any direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, they have in the proposed transaction, will be set forth in InvenSense’s definitive proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC. Information regarding InvenSense’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of InvenSense’s securities is set forth in the definitive proxy statement for InvenSense’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on July 29, 2016, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on May 25, 2016. These documents may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. This communication contains forward-looking statements that address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected timetable for closing of the transaction between TDK and InvenSense, the expected benefits and synergies of the transaction, TDK’s and InvenSense’s plans, objectives and expectations and TDK’s expected product offerings, product development, marketing position and technical advances resulting from the transaction. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, are not historical facts and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements that reflect the current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, and projections of TDK’s senior management about future events with respect to InvenSense’s business and its industry in general. Statements that include words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “potential,” “continue,” “goals,” “targets” and variations of these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions of a future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or forecast in the forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward looking statements include, without limitation: the parties’ ability to satisfy the conditions precedent to the consummation of the proposed transaction, including, without limitation, the receipt of stockholder and regulatory approvals, including the potential for regulatory authorities to require divestitures in connection with the proposed transaction; the occurrence of any event that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the proposed transaction; legal proceedings that may be instituted against TDK or InvenSense and others following announcement of the proposed transaction; disruptions of current plans and operations caused by the announcement or pendency of the proposed transaction; the risk that expected benefits, synergies and growth prospects of the transaction may not be achieved in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that InvenSense’s business may not be successfully integrated with TDK’s following the closing; potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the proposed transaction; and the response of customers, distributors, suppliers and competitors to the announcement of the proposed transaction. For additional information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the proxy statement when it becomes available and InvenSense’s filings with the SEC, including the risk factors contained in InvenSense’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. TDK and InvenSense assume no obligation to update the information in this communication, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2016, TDK posted total sales of approx. USD 11.5 billion and employed about 92,000 people worldwide. InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN) provides MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything™ targets the consumer electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. InvenSense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.invensense.com and http://www.coursaretail.com. ©2017 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense logos are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


AMSTERDAM - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, the world leading ICT solution provider, to realize the global Internet of Things (IoT) vision of both parties at Huawei Connect, Europe 2016. Under the agreement, Gemalto is providing its award-winning LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution integrated with Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform, to enable seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning. Now, Huawei's customers and partners will be able to connect to any mobile operator of their choice, anytime and anywhere in the world. This partnership will help accelerate service rollout, reduce integration cost, and increase revenue for businesses looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes. Gartner predicts that the IoT ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds, with 6.4 billion objects to be connected in 2016, and hitting 20.8 billion in 2020. On 1st September, 2016, Huawei launched its OceanConnect IoT platform and is now poised to contribute to this ever-growing trend. "Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space. We have innovated and adopted various IoT solutions for multiple sectors, including smart homes, automotive, public utilities as well as oil and gas energy," said Zhang Qin, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei. "With Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide." "Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto's top priorities as we move further into the digital age. We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies," said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto. Huawei OceanConnect is an open ecosystem with the IoT connection management platform as its core. With open APIs and serial agents, it accelerates application release, simplifies terminal access, and ensures network connection. In addition, it provides one-stop services for partners including all kinds of technical support, marketing support and commercial cooperation. With more than 170 released APIs, over 200 integrated devices and sensors, and more than 80 partners, Huawei OceanConnect Ecosystem provides solutions for Connected Car, Smart Home, Public Utility, Gas & Energy and other fields. Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of EUR 3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world. Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between. Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software - enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things. Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries. For more information visit www.gemalto.com or follow @gemalto on Twitter.


AMSTERDAM, Nov. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital  security, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, the world leading ICT solution provider, to realize the global Internet of Things (IoT) vision of both parties at Huawei Connect, Europe 2016. Under the agreement, Gemalto is providing its award-winning LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution integrated with Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, to enable seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning. Now, Huawei’s customers and partners will be able to connect to any mobile operator of their choice, anytime and anywhere in the world. This partnership will help accelerate service rollout, reduce integration cost, and increase revenue for businesses looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes. Gartner predicts that the IoT ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds, with 6.4 billion objects to be connected in 2016, and hitting 20.8 billion in 20201. On 1st September, 2016, Huawei launched its OceanConnect IoT platform and is now poised to contribute to this ever-growing trend. “Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space. We have innovated and adopted various IoT solutions for multiple sectors, including smart homes, automotive, public utilities as well as oil and gas energy,” said Zhang Qin, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei. “With Gemalto’s LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide.” “Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto’s top priorities as we move further into the digital age. We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies,” said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto. Huawei OceanConnect is an open ecosystem with the IoT connection management platform as its core. With open APIs and serial agents, it accelerates application release, simplifies terminal access, and ensures network connection. In addition, it provides one-stop services for partners including all kinds of technical support, marketing support and commercial cooperation. With more than 170 released APIs, over 200 integrated devices and sensors, and more than 80 partners, Huawei OceanConnect Ecosystem provides solutions for Connected Car, Smart Home, Public Utility, Gas & Energy and other fields. Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world. Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between. Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things. Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries. For more information visit www.gemalto.com or follow @gemalto on Twitter. 1 Gartner, Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected " Things " Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015


Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, the world leading ICT solution provider, to realize the global Internet of Things (IoT) vision of both parties at Huawei Connect, Europe 2016. Under the agreement, Gemalto is providing its award-winning LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) solution integrated with Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform, to enable seamless connectivity through secure remote subscription provisioning. Now, Huawei's customers and partners will be able to connect to any mobile operator of their choice, anytime and anywhere in the world. This partnership will help accelerate service rollout, reduce integration cost, and increase revenue for businesses looking to adopt enterprise or consumer IoT applications, such as those used in smart cities, connected cars, and intelligent homes. Gartner predicts that the IoT ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds, with 6.4 billion objects to be connected in 2016, and hitting 20.8 billion in 2020[1]. On 1st September, 2016, Huawei launched its OceanConnect IoT platform and is now poised to contribute to this ever-growing trend. "Huawei is accelerating growth at full throttle in the cloud and IoT space. We have innovated and adopted various IoT solutions for multiple sectors, including smart homes, automotive, public utilities as well as oil and gas energy," said Zhang Qin, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Marketing Execution at Huawei. "With Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity integrated to Huawei's OceanConnect IoT platform, we will be able to fulfill the commitment of providing flexible, scalable IoT services to all our customers worldwide." "Similar to Huawei, IoT is one of Gemalto's top priorities as we move further into the digital age. We believe the partnership will open a new chapter of close collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two companies," said Suzanne Tong-Li, President, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto. [1] Gartner, Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected " Things " Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015 http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3165317 About Huawei OceanConnect Huawei OceanConnect is an open ecosystem with the IoT connection management platform as its core. With open APIs and serial agents, it accelerates application release, simplifies terminal access, and ensures network connection. In addition, it provides one-stop services for partners including all kinds of technical support, marketing support and commercial cooperation. With more than 170 released APIs, over 200 integrated devices and sensors, and more than 80 partners, Huawei OceanConnect Ecosystem provides solutions for Connected Car, Smart Home, Public Utility, Gas & Energy and other fields. About Gemalto Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of EUR 3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world. Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between. Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software - enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things. Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries. For more information visit www.gemalto.com or follow @gemalto on Twitter. Gemalto media contacts: Philippe Benitez North America +1 512 257 3869 Peggy Edoire Europe & CIS +33 4 42 36 45 40 Vivian Liang Greater China +86 1059373046 Ernesto Haikewitsch Latin America +55 11 5105 9220 Kristel Teyras Middle East & Africa +33 1 55 01 57 89 Shintaro Suzuki Asia Pacific +65 6317 8266 Press release (PDF): http://hugin.info/159293/R/2059310/771880.pdf

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