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12 January 2007

u‑blox delivers its 5,000,000th GPS receiver to Mobile Crossing

The GPS receiver was presented during a special ceremony held at CES 2007

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- January 12, 2007 -- u‑blox America, Inc. delivered its 5,000,000th GPS receiver to Mobile Crossing, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of rugged handheld GPS computers and personal navigation devices (PND). Mr. Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u‑blox America, delivered the GPS receiver personally to Mr. Raymond Hou, CEO of Mobile Crossing, during a special ceremony held at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Also present during the ceremonial delivery was Mr. Hansjörg Sage representing 3i Deutschland, a significant investor in u‑blox.


Rugged handheld devices like the Mobile Crossing WPX are built to higher standards of quality, durability and performance. Mobile Crossing chose u‑blox's latest GPS receivers for the WPX thanks to their combination of low-power consumption, high accuracy and exceptional indoor performance. All WPX rugged computers come standard with SuperSense®, the ultra-high sensitivity GPS technology from u‑blox. The WPX is available immediately to system integrators and software developers as a GPS integrated platform.


Mobile Crossing also plans to release a consumer navigation system based on the WPX hardware in the coming months. As a result of the ruggedness, unique industrial design and integrated GPS technology, this personal navigation device is extremely versatile and appealing to outdoors sportsmen and fashion-conscious drivers alike.


"We are pleased to have selected u‑blox for unsurpassed performance, reliability and features. We are honored to accept the 5 millionth u‑blox GPS receiver shipped," said Mr. Hou.

"We are excited that Mobile Crossing has decided to use u‑blox for its WayPoint X," said Mr. Papadopoulos.  "Leaders such as Mobile Crossing are instrumental for u‑blox's strategy to become the dominant GPS provider to the consumer navigation market."


Mr. Sage, Director at 3i Deutschland, added: "We are very impressed with u‑blox's performance and how fast it has reached the five million receivers sold mark. We are very confident that u‑blox will sustain this accelerated growth rate in the years to come."