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14 Nov 2013

u-blox wins Korea’s New Media Prize for best communications product of 2013

u-blox recognized for excellence for its LISA 3G cellular module by Korea’s Ministry of Science & ICT and SK Telecom

Seoul, Korea – November 14, 2013 – Swiss-founded u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in cellular and positioning modules and integrated circuits, has been awarded Korea’s prestigious “New Media Prize” for best communications product of 2013. The award was given for u-blox’ LISA‑U200 3G cellular module, a compact, surface-mount 6-band WCDMA (UMTS) and quad-band GPRS/EDGE modem compatible with all UMTS networks worldwide.

“We are extremely proud to win this award for best communications product in Korea for 2013,” said Shone Kim, u‑blox Country Manager, Korea, “LISA is part of our comprehensive line of 2G, 3G and 4G modules that are footprint compatible with each other. This philosophy makes it easy for our customers to use u-blox cellular modules in each new generation of their products. This award recognizes the value that this design philosophy brings to our customers.”

Korea’s New Media Prize is awarded to companies, people and products which have contributed significantly to the industrial development and strengthening of Korea’s national competitiveness in the IT and communication industries. The awards ceremony was held on November 14, 2013 at 12:00PM at The Plaza Hotel, 22nd floor, Diamond Hall in Seoul, Korea.

u-blox is in good company this year; other award recipients include LG, Samsung, Clarion and Siemens. The prize, now in its 25th year, is supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future planning, Seoul Economic Newspaper, and Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom.

Additional features of the LISA-U200 module include data-rates of up to 21.1 Mb/s (downlink), a rich set of internet protocols, very small footprint, very low power consumption and extended operating temperature range. LISA modules provide fully integrated access to u-blox GPS/GNSS receivers. Antenna diversity permits LISA-U2 modules to provide the highest data speeds.


A high-resolution image of the LISA-U200 module can be found here.

A high-resolution image of the New Media Awards ceremony can be found here.


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