u-blox Delivers its Millionth GPS Receiver
THALWIL, Switzerland - November 22, 2004 -- u-blox AG today announced the delivery of its millionth GPS receiver to Socket Communications, Inc., for Socket�'s new wireless GPS Nav Kit. The millionth GPS module, a TIM-LA, was presented personally by Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America, to Kevin Mills, President and CEO of Socket Communications in a commemorative celebration at Socket headquarters in Newark, California.
"u-blox revolutionized the GPS market in 1997 when we introduced the world�'s first surface-mount miniature GPS module," said Papadopoulos. "Now, seven years later, I am very proud to present the latest product from our successful 3rd generation TIM GPS product line as the one millionth u-blox GPS receiver to such an innovative company as Socket."
In 2001, just four years after the successful launch of the world�'s smallest commercial GPS receiver, u-blox introduced the successor TIM family, a one square inch form factor suited for fully automated pick and place production. This allows u-blox customers to manufacture small devices very reliably and cost effectively. Combined with the excellent performance of its low-power, 16-channel GPS chipset ANTARISŽ, u-blox offers its customers unparalleled GPS accuracy and dynamic capabilities. The TIM-LA, which Socket chose for its new BluetoothŽ-enabled GPS Nav Kit, is the latest and most cost-efficient device from u-blox.
u-blox is an international company headquartered in Switzerland, with sales organizations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1997, u-blox develops leading positioning products based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for the automotive and mobile communications markets. For more information, please visit www.u-blox.com.
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Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America, Inc.
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Sylvia Lynch, Marketing Communications
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