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Top German automakers integrate GPS systems using u-blox’ automotive-qualified chipsu-blox contact
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Thalwil, Switzerland, April 29, 2010 – – u-blox, a leading supplier of embedded wireless and global positioning semiconductors and modules, is shipping production volumes of automotive qualified GPS receiver chips to tier-1 automotive car electronics suppliers. End customers include top German automakers.
“After a stringent qualification process at multiple tier-1 automotive suppliers, our AEC-Q100 compliant GPS chips and chipset are now at the heart of in-car navigation, service and security systems at several leading automakers” said Thomas Seiler, u-blox CEO. “This milestone is the result of our ongoing commitment to meet the demands of the global car industry for reliable, high-quality automotive grade components.”
u-blox’ automotive-grade UBX-G5010 GPS receiver chip and GALILEO-ready UBX-G5000/G0010 flash-based chipset fulfill the AEC-Q100 standard, defined by the Automotive Electronics Council as a “Stress Test for Qualification of Integrated Circuits”, and are produced in ISO TS-16949 qualified fabs. Components that are AEC-Q100 compliant are suitable for use in harsh automotive environments without additional component level qualification. For more information about u-blox automotive navigation technology, contact the u-blox sales representative nearest you.
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u-blox employs 200 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)
u-blox contact for product information
Herbert Blaser, VP Marketing
Phone: +41 44 722 7469
u-blox contacts for investor relations
Jean-Pierre Wyss, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +41 44 722 74 20
Thomas Seiler, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +41 44 722 74 22