u-blox wireless modules to integrate Intrinsyc RapidRILTM technology for Android

License shortens time-to-market for customers designing with u-blox' LISA 3G module

Thalwil, Switzerland and Vancouver, Canada, (PresseBox) - Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading provider of wireless and GPS semiconductors, and Canada-based Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS), a leading Android software solutions provider to the global mobile and embedded device community, today announced a software license agreement for RapidRIL(TM) telephony software. u-blox will integrate Intrinsyc's technology into its LISA family of 3G modules for use in wireless devices for consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.

"RapidRIL will enable us to take advantage of the growing opportunities with customers developing Android based devices," said Thomas Nigg, VP Product Marketing at u blox. "Our cooperation will drastically reduce the design cycle for customers using our LISA 3G modems for Android-based products such as smart phones, tablets, eBooks and appliances."

The Radio Interface Layer (RIL) is a layer in an operating system which provides an interface between telephony applications and the modem in devices that needs wireless connectivity such as tablets and smart phones.

"Intrinsyc is pleased to help enable u-blox wireless modules to support Android-based designs," said Andrew Hurdle, Regional Manager, EMEA, Intrinsyc. "Our RapidRIL(TM) technology will provide high performance and reliable connectivity for end users."

Intrinsyc's RapidRIL supports solutions covering both UMTS and CDMA technologies. These solutions give OEMs and ODMs a head start in producing world class connected devices. The key benefits of RapidRIL are:

- RapidRIL multi-channel architecture allows devices to have concurrent data connections that in turn improve overall responsiveness to the Web and other cloud services.
- Extend RIL commands to enable features such as location-based services, advanced power management, or advanced telephony features such as push-to-talk;
- Shorten time-to-market with the flexible architecture and optimized code for 2.5/3G devices with multiple data channels; and,
- Leverage investment time and budget with RapidRIL product solutions for multiple operating systems.

Intrinsyc and u-blox will be showcasing a LISA 3G modem utilizing RapidRIL on a Freescale tablet reference design at the upcoming Freescale Technology Forum, in San Antonio, Texas, June 20-23.

Additional information on licensing production ready RapidRIL solutions or other solutions for accelerating development of innovative mobile devices is available at http://www.intrinsyc.com/.

About Intrinsyc Software International, Inc.

Intrinsyc empowers device makers, mobile operators, and silicon vendors to deliver compelling, next generation mobile devices faster with higher quality, and differentiating innovation. We help our customers deliver compelling products using our unmatched expertise with the leading OS platforms including Android, Apple, Blackberry, Linux, Symbian, QNX, Windows CE and Windows Mobile. Intrinsyc is publicly traded (TSX: ICS) and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in China, Taiwan and the United States. (www.intrinsyc.com)

u-blox AG

u-blox (SIX: UBXN) 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)

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