Delphi Automotive PLC is acquiring Antaya Technologies, an on-glass connectors and Unwired Technology LLC, a media connectivity expert. Antaya is the largest manufacturer of on-glass connectors for the automotive glass industry in North America. Unwired's connectivity products provide two-way data connections between smartphones and tablets and in-car infotainment systems, allowing consumers to safely access content in the vehicle.
Delphi said the two acquisitions significantly enhance its product offerings in the growing automotive electrical connectors business.
"Media connectivity is a high-growth segment as auto manufacturers respond quickly to consumers' increasing desire to integrate their smartphones and tablets in their vehicles," said Rodney O'Neal, Delphi chief executive officer and president. "Unwired's products strengthen our overall electrical architecture and electrical connector offerings, which is supporting increased electronics content per vehicle."
Joseph Damato, chief executive officer and president of Unwired, stated, "We are excited to have reached this agreement with Delphi. Combining our highly-complementary media connectivity portfolios will strengthen our growth opportunities and global reach. By leveraging Unwired's and Delphi's common commitment to innovation, engineering and product development, we will continue to provide the market with the highest quality media connectivity products."