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

Key patents acquired from Air Semiconductor

Thalwil, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - ublox, a leading fabless provider of GPS and wireless semiconductors, software and solutions, announces the purchase of 15 patents and patent applications from UKbased Air Semiconductor Ltd. The patents expand the company's technology portfolio of lowpower GPS solutions designed to capture location instantly.

"With these patents, ublox' GPS engines will hold an even stronger position in the market for batterypowered GPS applications, extending our philosophy of nowait GPS to include instantaneous realtime, as well as historical position capture" said Thomas Seiler, CEO of ublox.

u-blox AG

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, ublox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and costeffectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, ublox employs 180 people. Founded in 1997, ublox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)

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