Location Technologies
Galileo Satellite Recovered and Transmitting Navigation Signals
Europe’s fifth Galileo satellite, one of two delivered into a wrong orbit in August 2014, has transmitted its first navigation signal.

Broadcom GNSS Location Hub Support Galileo
Broadcom has announced its new BCM4774 GNSS receiver chip with support for the European Galileo satellite navigation system.

Broadcom Enables Pinpoint Indoor Location Technology with Latest Wi-Fi SoC
Broadcom’s New AccuLocate Technology Delivers Personalized Consumer Experiences to Retail and Public Venues.

Rx Networks Announces Multi-Mode GPS/GLONASS 14-Day Extended Ephemeris Assistance Solution
GPStream PGPS version 7 raises the bar for duration and data bandwidth efficiency for Assisted GNSS solutions.

SoftBank Mobile & Skyhook to Improve Location Performance on Handsets
Skyhook's Location System improves standard A-GPS.

TweetCaster Leverages Skyhook Technology to Enable Location Services for Kindle Fire
TweetCaster is a third-party mobile Twitter app with millions of users and growing.

Polaris Wireless Announces Compliance with India DoT Mandate for Wireless Location Accuracy
The DoT mandate specifies accuracy levels of 30 to 95 percent within two years of adoption for a range of 50 to 300 meters in urban areas.

Locaid Launches Global Cell-ID
Locaid extends reach to 165 countries for mobile enterprise apps.

Navman Wireless Sells OEM GPS Module Business to Telit Communications
The deal was valued at US$ 3 million.

Safely Division of Location Labs Acquires Seeker Wireless
Completing its third acquisition in 2011, Safely now holds 73 granted and pending patents.

Shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets grew 97 percent in 2010
New market research findings from Sweden-based analyst firm Berg Insight.

Smartphones with Dual-core Processors at the Mobile World Congress
Handset vendors including Motorola, LG and Samsung are the first to present high-end smartphones with dual-core application processors.

CellGuide and Rx Networks in Partnership
The companies will collaborate on Delivering Multi Beacon, Hybrid & Assisted-GPS Technologies.

ST-Ericsson Introduces New GNSS Receiver
The new CG1950 is the world's smallest receiver to connect to both GPS and GLONASS satellites.

Maestro Wireless Solutions Acquires Vincotech GPS Receiver Line
Maestro Wireless Solutions has worldwide reach through its network of local distributors and partners and has deployed in excess of 350K modems in over 40 countries.

RX Networks Adds Glonass Support
New dual constellation Global Reference Network delivers real-time and predicted orbit assistance to improve Location-Based Services that use next generation GPS and GLONASS chipsets.

u-blox Launches New GPS Module with Dead Reckoning
The module enables uninterrupted navigation even during poor GPS signal reception.

iOS 4 Brings Background Location to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4
Apple sold over 1.7 million iPhone 4 in just three days after launch.

Smartphone Shipments Grow to Record Numbers in Q1 2010
53 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter.

Shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA Handsets Increased 92 percent in 2009
New market report published by Berg Insight today.

ESA signs major Galileo contracts
Signing of the first three contracts for the Galileo full operational capability phase marks the start of building the Galileo operational infrastructure.

EMT Estonia tests BlueSky Positioning’s A-GPS technology
EMT Estonia is the first network operator to test a USSD connection for assistance data, allowing BlueSky Positioning’s A-GPS solution to be used with ordinary mobile phones.

Spirent Introduces A-GLONASS Test Solution for Mobile Devices
Automated Test Solution Validates Performance of Both A-GLONASS and A-GPS Technologies in Mobile Devices.

Rummble Integrates Skyhook Wireless for Location Information
Skyhook provides fast and accurate location on the Windows Mobile app.

Rx Networks Announces Assisted-GPS Solutions for Intel’s Next Generation Handheld Platform
Rx Networks GPStream Mobile Suite GPS acceleration technology supports GPS chipsets from multiple vendors.

Metrico Wireless Expands Mobile Testing Services with A-GPS Performance Testing
New offering tests performance of technology behind Location-Based Services applications.

SiRF and CSR to Merge
The merger will make a stronger actor in a highly competitive market experiencing the economic downturn.

Russia launches three new navigation satellites
The GLONASS system will have 24 satellites when completed this year.

Sagem Orga and BlueSky Positioning first to bring A-GPS SIM to market
A new solution pave the way for GPS in handsets and devices.

Berg Insight says WLAN is the next big thing in handset connectivity
To reduce solution cost and footprint, chipset vendors are developing multi-radio chipsets that combine multiple connectivity technologies.

WiFi-based positioning technology developed by Spotigo achieves accuracy of 5 meters
Complementing GPS- and GSM-based positioning technologies.

Berg Insight identifies NFC as key enabler of future mobile services
New report published by Berg Insight covering Mobile Proximity Services.

CSR and Motorola announce intention to form EGPS Forum
EGPS technologies augment GPS to provide timely and accurate position information in demanding environments.

CSR and Samsung in Partnership
Partnership brings location-based services to mobile phones, media players and PNDs.

Atheros Communications Acquires u-Nav Microelectronics
Another GPS semiconductor company acquired.

SiRF Technology Completes Acquisition of Centrality Communications
SiRF is broading its product portfolio with navigation processor solutions.

NemeriX Delivers new A-GPS Technology to CustomersFree of Charge
Via its patent-pending approach, NemeriX's NeX A-GPS technology significantly shortens the time it takes for a GPS receiver to acquire satellites and compute an accurate position, even in deep-indoor or harsh multi-path environments.

SIRF and Intel Sign a Collboration Agreement
Jointly Developed Products Aim to Make Location and Wireless Connectivity Mainstream in Mobile Devices.

Design for GPS-Galileo Common Civil Signal
On 26 July 2007, the United States and the European Union announced their agreement to jointly adopt and provide an improved design for their respective Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals.

Nokia makes finding yourself faster with new A-GPS service
Technical framework allows service providers to provide their own regional A-GPS services.

Broadcom to Acquire Global Locate
Broadcom Enters Fast-Growing GPS Market with Single-Chip Solutions Targeted at Personal Navigation Devices and Mobile Phones.

U-blox Provides Free of AssistNow A-GPS Services
AssistNow is an off-the-shelf A-GPS service that boosts a GPS receiver’s performance.

Boeing-Led Team Developing Surface Navigation Concept for DARPA
Alternative ways of positioning using all avaialble signals including television transmissions in a concept study.

Tranzda selects u-blox GPS module for new smartphone
The PM328 is a NEWPLUS Linux-Core smartphone that integrates phone, PDA, GPS and other multimedia entertainment functions in a product that is 16 mm thin.

Spirent Communications Announces Combined GPS/Galileo Simulation System
Simulating the RF environment is a well established test methodology to characterise, optimise and validate GNSS receivers under accurate, controlled, repeatable conditions in the laboratory.

NemeriX launches NeX Extended Ephemeris Solution
NeX enables mobile devices to acquire immediate positioning information "deep-indoors", in difficult garage scenarios, and in the harshest multi-path environments.

CSR acquires CPS and Nordnav
CSR today announced it has acquired NordNav Technologies AB and Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd that, combined, will allow the company to provide software-based low cost GPS suitable for mass-market mobile phones and PNDs

Rosum Debuts TV+GPS Hybrid Positioning Module
Global Locate's Hammerhead A-GPS chips is part of the solution.

Cambridge Positioning Systems and QinetiQ MoU delivers results
Enhanced GPS performance provides benefits for mobile telematics market

SIRF GPS Guides HP iPAQ Travel Companion
The single-chip SiRF GSC3f GPS receiver enables the HP iPAQ rx5900 Travel Companion to incorporate real-time, high-performance location awareness and robust navigation capabilities into a feature-rich handheld device.

Nordnav and SiGe Semiconductor Collaborate on GPS/Galileo Receiver
The companies have combined SiGe’s SE4120L radio front-end with Nordnav’s E5000 software to offer a receiver system with the high performance, small size and power efficiency that is essential for mobile devices including laptops, portable media players, and cellular phones.

SiGe Semiconductor Completes $19.5 Million Expansion Round
The investment will fund new product development from conception to launch, as well as the growth of operations in support of the company’s expanding global customer base.

High Sensitivity at Low Cost: u-blox Releases the LEA-4S ROM-based Module with SuperSense
u-blox AG announced the release of its new LEA-4S GPS module, which combines high sensitivity, low power consumption and a USB port for flexible connectivity in a module measuring just 17 x 22 mm.

A-GPS Technology from Global Locate Featured in Sharp’s Advanced 3G Handset
Privately held Global Locate announced that its chipset and software are featured in Vodafone’s latest 3G handset; the Vodafone 904SH from Sharp Corporation.

u-blox Launches AssistNow A-GPS Service Framework
u-blox AG introduced AssistNow, a complete Assisted GPS service package that brings instant positioning to any u-blox GPS-enabled device with mobile phone connectivity.

Ekahau Debuts Third-Generation Wi-Fi Tag
Ekahau announced the availability of its third-generation Wi-Fi tag, which utilizes new technology that drives down the cost of deploying real-time location systems (RTLS) while improving functionality.

Fastrax Adds SiRFstarIII-Based iTrax300 OEM GPS Receiver at Top of New Multiplatform Family
SiRF Technology, a leading developer of GPS semiconductor and software products has announced an alliance with Helsinki-based Fastrax Ltd, a leading provider of OEM GPS receivers and application development software.

CPS To Strengthen Presence In Japan As Demand For Its Location Solutions Grows
CPS (Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd) announced plans to strengthen its presence in Japan to meet growing demand for its high accuracy location products.

Global Locate and Freescale to develop 3G A-GPS mobile phone reference design
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Global Locate Inc., plan to create a reference design, featuring the Global Locate Hammerhead single-die CMOS Assisted GPS chip and Freescale’s 3G MXC300 platform. This high performance, cost effective A-GPS reference design is expected to enable operators to comply with government regulations and meet consumer needs for safety and convenience.

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