Samsung buys Harman and will accelerate connected car growth

23 November 2016
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Pierce Owen
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, infotainment, smartphone integration, telematics, security
Companies: Samsung, Harman, Google, Apple, Chrysler, Daimler, BMW, VW, MirrorLink
Number of Pages: 6

In November 2016 Samsung Electronics announced that it was buying automotive infotainment company Harman in a deal valued at USD8 billion.

This Research Note examines how the Samsung acquisition of Harman improves Harman’s positioning in the market and speculates on Samsung’s connected car strategy moving forward.

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