Trimble Acquires Definiens’ Earth Sciences Business

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U.S. satellite navigation hardware manufacturer Trimble is acquiring Munich, Germany-based Definiens AG’s Earth sciences business assets and licensing its eCognition geospatial imaging analysis software platform in an all-cash transaction both companies announced June 11.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Trimble and Definiens said the transaction gives Trimble world-class image analysis capabilities while freeing Definiens to focus on image analysis in the healthcare industry.