Antenova acquires gigaAnt; Pipeline Data buys m-commerce firm

Integrated RF solutions company Antenova today said it acquired wireless antenna business gigaAnt from Perlos. As a part of the deal, Antenova will acquire gigaAnt's global sales channel and technology. GigaAnt develops antennas for short range wireless devices used in Bluetooth, WiFi, and WiMedia applications. No financial details of the deal were released. Antenova is a member of the 2003 FierceWireless Fierce 15, an annual list of the top emerging wireless companies.

For more on Antenova's deal for gigaAnt:
- go to this press release

Pipeline Data yesterday said it has agreed to buy m-commerce provider World Products for as much as $2.5 million in cash and stock. World Products operates the m-commerce service Aircharge, which allows credit card processing and check conversion over handsets. The deal is expected to close in September.

For more on Pipeline's deal for Aircharge:
- see this piece from Mass High Tech