Corning Inc (NYSE: GLW) has purchased iBwave Solutions Inc, a Canadian in-building wireless software company. The financial details of the transaction were not published. Corning, a U.S. manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials, said iBwave will operate as a subsidiary at its existing Montréal headquarters and under its current name. Founded in 2003, iBwave less than two years ago received an undisclosed growth investment from U.S. private equity firm Vicente Capital Partners. The investment was made in partnership with Farol Asset Management.
Corning Incorporated Acquires iBwave Solutions Inc.
Apr 1, 2015
Acquisition supports wireless growth
CORNING, N.Y. – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that it has acquired iBwave Solutions, Inc. The terms of the acquisition agreement were not released.
Based in Montreal, Canada, iBwave is an industry leader in design software for in-building wireless solutions for a wide range of customers and system integrators. Its software and professional services are used by more than 600 global leading telecom operators, system integrators, and equipment manufacturers in more than 80 countries worldwide.
iBwave will operate under its current name as a wholly owned subsidiary of Corning, reporting to Corning’s Optical Communications business segment. iBwave will continue to serve its customers from its Canadian headquarters under the same leadership.
“iBwave is a world leading resource for inside-building wireless design” said Clark S. Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications. “We are pleased to welcome this experienced team to Corning.”
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