Not all was lost when Apple bought Quattro
Just before Christmas in 2009, Andy Miller he told his employees that he was selling his Waltham company, Quattro Wireless, to Apple. The price: $275 million. Today, there are no Quattro or Apple employees in Waltham. What has transpired in the two years since the acquisition is a case study of what happens when out-of-state companies buy Massachusetts firms, but decide not to establish a presence here. There are positive and not-so-positive elements.