AirTies completes Technicolor WiFi acquisition, names new software chief

Service provider WiFi technology specialist AirTies has completed its acquisition of Technicolor’s WiFi management software business, also known as Wireless Doctor.  AirTies and Technicolor  have also struck a partnership covering technology integrations and sales channels to offer smart WiFi solutions to service providers globally. Bart Vercammen, who previously served as CTO for the CPE business unit […]

AirTies acquires Technicolor WiFi software unit

Wireless technology and consumer premises equipment specialist AirTies has agreed to acquire Technicolor’s in-home WiFi management software business and personnel for an undisclosed sum in a move that CEO Philippe Alcaras says will significantly extend the company’s reach. The acquisition of Technicolor’s WiFi technology – Wireless Doctor – will also see the two companies partner […]

Viaccess-Orca teams up with Technicolor for Android TV

Technology outfit Viaccess-Orca (VO) has teamed up with Technicolor to collaborate on the delivery of Android TV experiences. VO has integrated its DRM and VO Player technology on Technicolor’s Android TV set-top boxes from Technicolor in compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF) – the Android TV framework that provides input modules for controlling Android […]

Technicolor says sale discussions ‘at a preliminary stage’

Technicolor has released a statement stressing that “any discussions are at a preliminary stage” following reports that the company is exploring options that include a full or partial sale. The technology company acknowledged press reports and market rumours relating to potential transactions but said that “no strategic decision or commitment has been made.” “The company […]

InterDigital completes takeover of Technicolor’s patent business

Mobile technology research and development company, InterDigital, has completed its acquisition of Technicolor’s patent licensing business. InterDigital paid Technicolor US$150 million in cash and under the terms of the deal Technicolor will receive 42.5% of future cash receipts, after operating expenses, from InterDigital’s patent licensing in the consumer electronics field. There is no revenue sharing […]

AirTies appoints Technicolor exec to oversee global engineering

AirTies has appointed Technicolor’s former vice president of product development for telco gateways in its connected home division, Frederic Nys, to oversee its global engineering efforts. Nys will report to AirTies’ chief technology officer Metin Taskin and will also serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. He brings 20 years of experience […]

Technicolor appoints Publicis exec as CFO

Techicolor has appointed Publicis Groupe’s chief performance officer, Laurent Carozzi, as chief financial officer of the group. At Publicis he was number two to CFO Jean-Michel Etienne. Before this he spent 12 years at the Lagardère Group, latterly as chief of operations and chief financial officer at its sports and entertainment business unit. “I am […]

Technicolor sells patent licensing business to InterDigital

Technicolor has agreed to sell its patent licensing business to mobile technology research and development company, InterDigital, in a deal that values the business at US$475 million (€390 million). Technicolor said the deal will allow it to focus on its operating business, maintain its research and innovation (R&I) division while also entering into a funded […]

ALi to incorporate Techicolor Advanced HDR in chipsets

Set-top chipset specialist ALi Corporation is to make Technicolor’s HDR technology available in its forthcoming generation of products. Techncolor’s Advanced HDR technology, developed in partnership with Philips, combines the Technicolor HDR universal distribution solution, which simultaneously distributes HDR and SDR content through a single stream, and Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management (ITM), a graphic SDR to […]

Technicolor in advanced talks to sell patent licensing business

Technicolor is in advanced negotiations to sell its patent licensing business, as part of its plan to simplify the group’s structure and allocate capital and resources to its operating business. In a statement Technicolor said that while there is no assurance that a transaction will take place, the company is “confident it will reach an […]

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