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Gemalto buys M2M vendor for EUR163M

SIM card and digital security group Gemalto is to buy machine-to-machine (M2M) vendor Cinterion for EUR163 million in cash.

Gemalto acquires Valimo

Smartcard and digital security group Gemalto has acquired Finnish provider of mobile authentication and signature technologies Valimo.

Gemalto raises investment In Netsize

Dow Jones Newswires reports that French smart-card maker Gemalto has subscribed to a capital increase in mobile payments vendor Netsize, with an option to potentially acquire the company at a later date.

Wind embeds DVD disc in SIM card holder

According to Cellular News, Italian operator Wind has started offering SIM cards with an embedded DVD compliant optical disc in the plastic holder which can be used to store PC software or media content.

Gemalto makes offer for Wavecom

Digital security specialist Gemalto has made an offer to acquire mobile modules developer Wavecom. The offer values each Wavecom share at €7, a 72 percent premium over the last closing price on October 3.

Wavecom responds to Gemalto offer

Wavecom has said that Gemalto’s unsolicited offer of an acquisition yesterday “does not seem the best approach to preserve the interests of Wavecom, its shareholders and its employees.

Wavecom rejects Gemalto offer

The board of directors at M2M vendor Wavecom today announced it has unanimously deemed the financial terms of Gemalto’s acquisition offer as “clearly insufficient” and “not in the best interests of Wavecom, its shareholders and employees.”

China Mobile to rollout Gemalto SIM technology

SIM card and digital security specialist Gemalto announced this morning it has been selected by China Mobile – the world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers – for the commercial launch of the operator’s latest generation of SIM cards.

Wavecom supports takeover bid from Sierra Wireless

Canadian wireless modem company Sierra Wireless has proposed to acquire French embedded M2M technology specialist Wavecom in a friendly all-cash offer of €8.50 per share, reports Telecompaper.

Gemalto buys NXP business

NXP Semiconductor is selling its mobile services business to smartcard vendor Gemalto for an undisclosed amount, reports Cellular News.