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u-blox acquires patents for low-power real-time GPS

Key patents acquired from Air Semiconductor

Thalwil, Switzerland – February 1, 2010 u‑blox, a leading fabless provider of GPS and wireless semiconductors, software and solutions, announces the purchase of 15 patents and patent applications from UK‑based Air Semiconductor Ltd. The patents expand the company’s technology portfolio of low‑power GPS solutions designed to capture location instantly.

 

“With these patents, u‑blox’ GPS engines will hold an even stronger position in the market for battery‑powered GPS applications, extending our philosophy of no‑wait GPS to include instantaneous real‑time, as well as historical position capture” said Thomas Seiler, CEO of u‑blox.