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Nothing like a little acquisition to get the juices flowing. Motorola Solutions has just snapped up Psion Plc., a company that has a hugely storied history in consumer electronics. The deal will involve around $200 million, and will see Psion make the move under Motorola Solutions' umbrella. Psion is perhaps best known for their ruggedized computer solutions, and they've been hammering away at their own gear since 1980. Psion has approximately 830 employees, customers in more than 50 countries and delivered 2011 revenues of £176 million (approximately US $273 million). It's unclear what exactly... Read more...
Netbook is the term coined by Intel in early 2008 for small, cheap, low-powered subnotebooks. However, late last year, Psion began issuing cease-and-desist letters to users of the word "netbook," based on a trademark claim for the Netbook Pro (shown below), a device it no longer sells. Things escalated, all the way to a lawsuit by Psion against Intel, but it appears sanity has returned, as a settlement has been reached.On Monday, Psion issued a statement which said that the two companies had "settled the trademark cancellation and infringement litigation brought in the Northern District of California... Read more...