Intel Corp. on Monday said it struck a deal to buy Mobileye N.V. for about $15.3 billion, the latest investment by a technology company in the future of self-driving cars.
The deal values Mobileye at $63.54 per share, a 34% premium to its closing price Friday. Mobileye shares rose 33.3% to $63.01 in premarket trading and were recently halted, while Intel shares fell 1.8%.
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Mobileye makes chip-based camera systems that power semi-automated driving features that already being used in cars today and is working to put that technology in the center of self-driving cars of the future.
The two companies already have ties. Intel, Mobileye and BMW AG, have a partnership to put about 40 self-driving cars on the road in test mode.
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