Analog Devices buying Linear for $14.8B; Qualcomm, Lear strike wireless electric vehicle charging deal

More wireless tech news from across the web:

> Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) will acquire rival Linear Technology Corp. in a cash and stock deal worth about $14.8 billion, the companies announced Tuesday. EE Times article

> Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, today announced that they have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Lear will include Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies. Release

>  Anritsu integrated its RF test-and-measurement equipment with the location-tracking solution from TRX Systems to create the MA8100A TRX NEON Signal Mapper, which is designed to make indoor-coverage mapping of RF signal strength much easier. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Camarillo-based Semtech has announced that, after a successful trial, a ski tracker using its LoRa wireless technology will be used to monitor skiing students on the slopes of the Swiss Alps in the upcoming 2016-2017 ski season. Pacific Coast Business Times article

> Information typed on a wireless keyboard can be easily intercepted, a cybersecurity research firm has warned. San Francisco-based Bastille said keyboards transmitted what was being typed in "clear text," making it possible for attackers to listen in on from up to 250 feet away. BBC article

And finally… Apple CEO Tim Cook said that 3 million retail locations in the U.S. now accept Apple Pay. CNET article