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Accenture Acquires Two Development Firms

Accenture unveiled two deals to bolster its Industry X.0 digital transformation initiative.

The global systems integrator will buy Mindtribe, a San Francisco-based hardware engineering company that counts among its customers such industry giants as Apple, Google, Tesla, Lyft, Adobe, Ferrari and NASA.

Mindtribe brings Accenture a team of 40 employees experienced in agile hardware development techniques that shorten development cycles for its clients.

Accenture also entered an agreement to acquire Pillar Technology, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that develops embedded software for smart systems such as autonomous vehicles.

Pillar Technology has 320 employees and four offices across the U.S.