Intel Acquire Drone Maker to compete with rival Qualcomm in drone market

By Harshita

Intel cleared its ambitions related to drone segment by announcing the acquisition of Ascending Technologies, which is a drone maker company best known for its safety technology for unmanned aerial vehicles. Intel said that it is buying the German drone maker, however has not disclosed price details involved in this deal.

Intel Acquire Drone Maker to compete with rival Qualcomm in market

The chipset maker Intel has been actively working towards its new drone technology, to take on its rival chipmaker Qualcomm, which also has moved into the space. Last year, Qualcomm said that it was getting into the drone business considering that drones were becoming important, and will be more like smartphones with wings.

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Intel has not yet disclosed the price of the acquisition but mentioned that it is working on absorbing the acquired company's 75 employees by making job offers to them.

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Ascending Technologies was already using Intel's 3-D depth camera for its collision avoidance systems. With this acquisition in place, Intel will be able to take its 3D Real Sense technology to the broader drone market. The algorithms developed by the drone maker, in combination with Intel's depth-sensing technology, will help in improving drone safety drones and avoid obstacles and collisions.

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