Tier-1 suppliers ramp up production with u-blox' automotive GPS chip

Top German automakers integrate GPS systems using u-blox' automotive-qualified chips

Thalwil, (PresseBox) - ublox, a leading supplier of embedded wireless and global positioning semiconductors and modules, is shipping production volumes of automotive qualified GPS receiver chips to tier-1 automotive car electronics suppliers. End customers include top German automakers.

"After a stringent qualification process at multiple tier-1 automotive suppliers, our AEC-Q100 compliant GPS chips and chipset are now at the heart of incar navigation, service and security systems at several leading automakers" said Thomas Seiler, u blox. "This milestone is the result of our ongoing commitment to meet the demands of the global car industry for reliable, highquality automotive grade components."

ublox' automotivegrade UBX-G5010 GPS receiver chip and GALILEOready UBX-G5000/G0010 flashbased chipset fulfill the AEC-Q100 standard, defined by the Automotive Electronics Council as a "Stress Test for Qualification of Integrated Circuits", and are produced in ISO TS-16949 qualified fabs. Components that are AEC-Q100 compliant are suitable for use in harsh automotive environments without additional component level qualification.

For more information about ublox automotive navigation technology, contact the ublox sales representative nearest you.

u-blox AG

ublox 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 200 people. Founded in 1997, ublox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)

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