Nokia、Withingsを1億9100万ドルで買収へ

Withings Smart Body Analyzer

本日、NokiaはWithingsを買収すること発表した!買収額は1億7000万ユーロ(1億9100万ドル、212億5,000万円)になるとのこと。

Withingsと言えばスマート体重計「Smart Body Analyzer WS-501」やスマートウォッチ「Activite Pop」などが有名。NokiaのCEO、Rajeev Suri氏はデジタルヘルス市場の重要性を強調し、Withings買収によってその事業領域への進出を加速するとコメントしている。

We have said consistently that digital health was an area of strategic interest to Nokia, and we are now taking concrete action to tap the opportunity in this large and important market,” said Rajeev Suri, president & CEO of Nokia. “With this acquisition, Nokia is strengthening its position in the Internet of Things in a way that leverages the power of our trusted brand, fits with our company purpose of expanding the human possibilities of the connected world, and puts us at the heart of a very large addressable market where we can make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives.

via Nokia plans to acquire Withings to accelerate entry into Digital Health | Nokia

Withings買収後も「製品やサービスは従来通り使うことができる」とのこと。恐らくブランドもそのまま継続されると思われる。

(via The Verge