Qualcomm Buys nPhase

San Diego-based Qualcomm said this morning that it has acquired Chicago-based nPhase, a provider of solutions for monitoring machine assets. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. nPhase's products provide machine-to-machine telemetry, used to managed cellular towers, gas pipelines, assembly line robotics, truck fleets, and other equipment. Qualcomm said that nPhase will continue to offer products and services under its own brand. Qualcomm also operates OmniTRACS, a mobile communications service for transportation fleet management.