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  • Last update: Tuesday 9 September 2014 [112 news items]

Global number of GPS IC shipments will approach 450 million in 2010, says ABI Research

Sep 30, 16:11

While GPS IC shipment growth has slowed during 2009, next year should see a 30% increase in shipments, according to ABI Research. The unabated interest in GPS-enabled smartphones...

Elan sees increasing orders for touch solutions

Sep 24, 14:33

Elan Microelectronics has recently landed more orders for touchscreen IC and module solutions, with order visibility extending into the first half of 2010, according to market sources...

Taiwan market: Asustek ties up with two carriers to promote Nuvifone G60 and M20 GPS handsets

Sep 4, 13:54

Asustek Computer has tied up with Taiwan Mobile and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to push sales of Garmin-Asus Nuvifone G60 and M20 GPS-enabled handsets, respectively, with aims to ship...

Lanner introduces automotive DVR with 3G wireless and 4-channel H.264

Sep 3, 15:10

Lanner Electronics has announced the release of the VW-1104, a compact mobile DVR platform built on the Intel Atom CPU and offering Wi-Fi, 3G mobile and GPS communications along with...

Smartphones to surpass PNDs in navigation market in 2014, says iSuppli

Sep 3, 14:16

By 2014, usage of navigation-enabled smartphones will rise to 305 million units, exceeding the 128 million PNDs that will be around by then, according to iSuppli.

Healthy outlook for GPS for sport and fitness, says ABI Research

Sep 1, 11:22

Shipments of dedicated sport and fitness hardware such as Suunto GPS watches, Garmin cycling computers, and GPS golf rangefinders are suffering from the recession. But smartphone...

Samsung unveils three new digital cameras for launch in August

Aug 17, 10:40

Samsung Electronics on August 14 debuted three new digital camera models, ST500, ST550 and ST1000, for launch simultaneously in Taiwan, South Korea, the US, the UK and other main...

Global PND market recovering from slump, say sources

Aug 12, 12:09

Sequential improvements in revenues in the second quarter of 2009 recorded by the word's top-two vendors, Garmin and TomTom, signal that the global PND market has recovered from the...

System makers freeze GPS chip orders for MStar, sources claim

Aug 10, 13:51

MStar Semiconductor has yet to settle disputes with its customers who experienced issues with their devices adopting the IC designer's GPS chips, according to industry sources. Most...

Garmin-Asus smartphone hits Taiwan market amid growing global demand for GPS-enabled handsets

Jul 31, 16:20

Asustek Computer and Garmin have launched their co-developed GPS-centric smartphone, the Nuvifone G60, in the Taiwan market, cashing in on the growing demand for GPS-enabled handsets...

Dual-branded Garmin-Asus G60

CSR debuts SiRFstarIV location-aware architecture

Jul 28, 17:10

Fresh on the heels of its merger with SiRF, CSR has launched its SiRFstarIV location-aware architecture with SiRFaware self-assisted, micro-power GPS technology, which enables consumer...

Synnex starts marketing Navigon-brand GPS devices in Australia

Jul 9, 16:09

Synnex Technology International, a 3C (computer, communication, consumer electronics) channel distributor in Taiwan, has said that it began to market Navigon-brand in-car GPS devices...

Consumer LBS market to more than double in 2009, says Gartner

Jul 8, 16:07

Worldwide consumer location-based service (LBS) subscribers and revenues are on pace to double in 2009, according to Gartner. Despite an expected 4% decrease in mobile device sales,...

Global handset navigation subscriber base to grow to 26 million by 2010, says ABI Research

Jul 6, 10:39

While PND and in-dash navigation device sales continue to suffer from the economic recession, handset-based turn-by-turn navigation is boosted by the rapidly growing smartphone segment...

Yageo unveils 1044 SMD LP patch antenna for GPS applications

Jul 2, 15:27

Yageo has announced 1044 SMD LP patch antenna catering to GPS applications for smartphones, PNDs and notebooks. Yageo's 1044 SMD LP patch antenna is capable of delivering up to 80%...

Driver IC designer ILI says margin improved in 2Q09

Jul 1, 15:21

ILI Technology has estimated a gross margin of 20-25% for the second quarter, up from 18% in the first. The LCD driver IC designer said it expects clearer order visibility through...

CSR and SiRF complete merger

Jun 30, 11:02

CSR and SiRF Technology have completed the merger between SiRF and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSR, creating a leading pure-play provider of connectivity and...

MStar GPS chips have positioning issues, sources claim

Jun 23, 14:48

An estimated 100,000 GPS devices built around an MStar Semiconductor solution and shipped to Taiwan, China, and North America shut down at zero o'clock on June 14 (GMT time), which...

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New SiRF processor most likely to target mobile TV solutions

Jun 17, 16:04

The recent launch by GPS chip design house Sirf of its SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor will most likely target mobile TV applications at first, according to Kanwar...

MediaTek gearing up new WCDMA and DSC chips

Jun 17, 14:36

MediaTek is expected to introduce a lineup of new chip solutions for WCDMA handsets and digital still cameras (DSCs) soon, with volume production slated for the latter half of 2009,...

Skymedi supplies eMMC for HTC, Nokia and Garmin, sources say

Jun 15, 12:05

Taiwan's Skymedi, a memory controller IC maker, has recently cut into the supply chains of High Tech Computer (HTC), Nokia and Garmin with its eMMC products, according to industry...

SiRF introduces SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor

Jun 10, 17:01

SiRF Technology has introduced the SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor targeting an emerging class of location-centric devices.

Alternative positioning technologies the key to unlocking the handset, says ABI Research

Jun 4, 14:58

While GPS has become a standard feature in smartphones driven by the popularity of mapping, navigation and LBS applications, GPS penetration in feature phones remains low outside...

Garmin selects MediaTek GPS chipsets for outdoor navigation devices

May 26, 11:56

MediaTek has announced that its single-chip all-in-one GPS solution MT3329 is in mass production and has been integrated with a wide range of Garmin outdoor navigators, the Garmin...

As LBS subscribers multiply, sustainable business models begin to emerge, says ABI Research

May 13, 10:37

The number of subscribers to handset-hosted location based services (LBS) increased in 2008 to more than 18 million. North America continued to be the dominant region, accounting...

Mio unveils three new PND products

Apr 30, 15:08

Mio Technology, the brand division of Mitac International, has unveiled three PND products, the Moov S505, S555 and V765.

Mobile computing and CE devices to drive next wave of rapid GPS growth, reports In-Stat

Apr 30, 14:32

Although cellular handsets will continue to dominate shipments of devices with integrated GPS, the next growth spurt will come from mobile consumer electronics (CE) and mobile computing...

Garmin and TomTom face challenging competition in Asia

Apr 29, 12:09

While Garmin and TomTom together occupied 67% of the global shipments of portable navigation devices (PNDs) in the fourth quarter of 2008, their combined share in the Asia market...

GPS navigation service providers to focus on combining LBS and advertising in 2009, says Navteq

Apr 22, 12:16

Providers of GPS navigation services around the world are expected to focus their operations in 2009 on combining location-based services (LBS) with advertising, according to Partner...

Global PND shipments will stagnate at 39 million units in 2009, says ABI Research

Mar 25, 10:38

The once booming PND market is grinding to a halt in 2009 with little or no growth expected in most regions, according to ABI Research. With the European PND market forecast to decline...

GPS IC shipment growth slowing to 15% in 2009, says ABI Research

Mar 19, 10:36

Shipments of GPS semiconductors will increase 15% on a unit basis in 2009 compared to the previous year, according to a new analysis by ABI Research. This growth rate is lower than...

Mitac PND market share lags behind competitors in 4Q08

Mar 18, 14:39

Taiwan-based Mitac International's Mio- and Navman-branded PND devices held 6% of the global GPS PND market in the fourth quarter of 2008, much lower than the 37% of Garmin and 30%...

North America overtakes EMEA as largest satellite navigation market, says Canalys

Mar 17, 16:42

North America overtook EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as the largest regional market for PNDs in the final quarter of 2008, according to research firm Canalys. In fourth-quarter...

Broadcom tops GPS IC vendors, says ABI Research

Mar 16, 10:32

Broadcom ranked at the top of ABI Research's latest worldwide GPS IC vendors evaluation.

CeBIT 2009: Mitac showcasing military-specific moblie devices

Mar 3, 12:00

Mitac Technology has announced that it is showcasing the latest offerings from Getac's rugged solutions including the Getac PS535F, a next generation fully rugged GPS PDA featuring...

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