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

Garmin sees sales growth in 4Q08; increases global PND market share

Feb 24, 17:01

Garmin has reported sales of US$1.05 billion for the fourth quarter of 2008, up 20% sequentially but down 14% on year. Gross margin was 41.1%, representing a slight decline from 44.3%...

International g-sensor makers eyeing handset-based pedestrian navigation applications

Newswatch - Feb 24, 11:47

International accelerometer (g-sensor) makers expect pedestrian navigation applications for handsets to help driving sales growth, as the market for notebook PC and game console applications...

CSR and SiRF combine forces for Bluetooth and GPS

Feb 11, 11:53

CSR and SiRF have entered into a conditional agreement under which SiRF will merge with CSR, increasing the scale of CSR in the GPS technology market and strengthening CSR's position...

Broadcom combo chip solution integrates Bluetooth, GPS and FM radios

Feb 11, 11:20

Broadcom has extends its combo chip portfolio with an integrated GPS, Bluetooth and FM radio solution that delivers location based services (LBS) and multimedia in a single-chip de...

Commentary: Will the co-brand strategy for handsets work for Garmin and Asustek?

Feb 6, 16:58

The early February announcement of a strategic alliance between Asustek Computer and PND vendor Garmin to develop and market co-branded LBS (location base service)-centric mobile...

Garmin and Asustek to create co-branded LBS-centric Nuvifone

Feb 4, 15:22

Garmin and Asustek Computer have announced a strategic alliance that will leverage the companies' navigation and mobile telephony expertise to design, manufacture and distribute co-branded...

AUO expects 30% drop in small- to medium-size panel shipments in 1Q

Jan 23, 14:59

AU Optronics (AUO) expects its small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments to drop 30% in the first quarter because of seasonality.

GPS-enabled handsets expected to bypass the economic downturn, says ABI research

Jan 21, 10:17

Shipments of GPS-enabled handsets will hit a speed-bump in 2009, but will still manage to post year-to-year unit growth through the current economic downturn, according to ABI Research...

Mitac completes purchase of Magellan consumer product division

Jan 14, 14:28

Mitac International has announced the completion of its purchase of the Consumer Product Division of Magellan Navigation. Magellan will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitac....

Mitac aims to ship 8-9 million GPS devices and grab a global market share of 20% in 2009

Jan 13, 01:15

Mitac International has set the challenging goal for itself of shipping 8-9 million GPS devices in and attain a global market of 20% for 2009, according to the company. Mitac shipped...

CES 2009: Qualcomm mirasol display adopted by G-Core GPS golf range finder

Jan 12, 16:10

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and G-Core announced...

G-Core Mini Caddy features Qualcomm MEMS-based mirasol display

Inpaq to begin linear polarization antenna development next year

Dec 31, 17:07

Inpaq ranks top in terms of market share for circular polarization GPS antennas worldwide, and will begin to develop linear polarization antennas next year, according to the compan...

Garmin expects to ship 18 million GPS devices in 2008

Dec 22, 11:17

Garmin, due to better than originally expected sales performance in the North American market since the Black Friday weekend, estimates that its 2008 total sales volume of PNDs and...

Mitac International to offer GPS PNDs based on Windows Embedded NavReady 2009

Dec 19, 16:58

Mitac International has adopted Microsoft's Windows Embedded NavReady 2009, a new platform based on Windows Embedded CE specifically tailored for GPS navigation devices, and will...

Mio to upgrade software and services for PNDs

Dec 16, 16:55

Mio Technology, the world's third largest vendor of PNDs (portable navigation devices) under its brand Mio, will enhance its software to offer value-added location-based service (LBS)...

Mitac acquires GPS PND business of US-based Magellan

Dec 16, 01:10

Mitac International, a Taiwan-based maker of GPS (global positioning system) PNDs (portable navigation devices) on a ODM/OEM basis and for sale under its own brand Mio as well, on...

Mitac falling short of 2008 GPS PND shipments target; to enter netbook OEM business

Dec 11, 14:57

Mitac International will probably be unable to sustain its goal to ship eight million GPS PNDs (including own-brand and ODM/OEM models) in 2008 due to a severe slump in the global...

PND shipments to grow in 2009, but prices to decline, says Berg Insight

Nov 27, 11:07

Portable navigation device (PND) shipments in Europe and North America will continue to grow into the next decade, according to Berg Insight. The research firm also forecasts that...

Taiwan PND makers face growing competition from other GPS applications

Nov 25, 14:16

Taiwan-based ODM/OEM GPS PND makers are under increasing competitive pressure because various portable devices, including handsets, netbook, MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) and digital...

China market: 359,000 GPS PNDs sold in 3Q08

Nov 13, 14:21

In the China market, 359,000 GPS (global positioning system) PNDs (portable navigation devices) were sold during the third quarter of 2008, increasing 39.4% on year, according to...

Taiwan market: TomTom offers Google Maps download service

Nov 12, 10:55

TomTom International has announced its cooperation with Google to provide free service of downloading coordinates and POI (points of interest) from Chinese-language Google Maps onto...

TomTom GPS PNDs supporting downlaod of Google Maps

Small- to medium-size displays market heading toward slow down, says DisplaySearch

Nov 5, 11:42

Suppliers of small- to medium-size displays (under 10 inches in diagonal) will face a much less cheerier holiday season than last year. According to the latest forecast from DisplaySearch,...

MediaTek to see better performance in 4Q08 compared to rivals

Oct 27, 11:17

Although global handset market demand failed to meet expectations in the fourth quarter, MediaTek's market share in China and export markets continues to increase thanks to difficulties...

iPod connections expected in more than half of US car models in 2009, says iSuppli

Oct 9, 14:35

More than half of all automobile models sold in the United States in 2009 will offer optional support for Apple's iPod, reflecting automakers' drive to accelerate sales by offering...

Mitac International aims to ship over 10 million GPS PNDs in 2009

Oct 2, 01:15

Mitac International expects to ship more than 10 million GPS PNDs in 2009, according Mio Technology president Samuel Wang at a press conference on October.

PND shipment growth decelerates as alternatives gain ground

Sep 26, 11:57

The portable navigation device's (PND) days of navigation domination are numbered, as mobile-handset alternatives gain in popularity over the next few years, according to iSuppli.

More chip integration expected in handset market

Sep 22, 12:18

As smartphone functionality is becoming more diverse and comprehensive, chip designers are looking to integrate more functionality into a single chip to minimize power consumption,...

Taiwan market: TomTom launches RDS-TMC GPS PNDs

Sep 10, 15:07

Netherlands-based TomTom, at a September 9 press conference, announced the launch of ONE Traffic and XL Traffic, two new GPS PNDs featuring RDS-TMC (radio data system-traffic message...

TomTom XL Traffic

Mitac to give up SiRF GPS solutions due to patent dispute

Aug 28, 01:30

Mitac International will stop using GPS chipset solutions provided by US-based SiRF Technology which are involved in SiRF's infringement of six GPS patents belonging to Global Locate,...

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile teams up with Garmin to launch GPS service

Aug 12, 13:42

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) launched a customized GPS service in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Garmin on August 11.

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom subsidiary offers GPS services in cooperation with Supa and C-Com

Jul 31, 15:24

Chunghwa International Yellow Pages Media (CIYPM), a spin-off of the yellow-page directory and information business division of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), on July 30 announced the launch...

Garmin widens its gap against TomTom in North America PND market in 2Q, says NPD

Jul 24, 15:08

PND vendor Garmin has widened its gap against rival TomTom to 37 percentage points in the North American market in the second quarter of this year, compared to 23% points in the previous...

Taiwan market: Second-tier brands cut prices for 3.5-inch GPS PNDs

Jul 21, 10:32

While 3.5-inch GPS (global positioning system) PNDs (portable navigation devices) launched by international vendors in the Taiwan market sell at above NT$5,000 (US$164), a few second-tier...

Garmin sets up marketing subsidiary in China

Jul 14, 14:47

Garmin has established a subsidiary in China, Garmin China Company, to work as a marketing base to pursue the in-car GPS market, according Garmin in Taiwan.

Weak PND market worries GPS chip suppliers

Jul 11, 12:21

With global demand of Portable Navigation Device (PND) products declining rapidly in the first quarter and inventory building up, the average selling price (ASP) for PNDs trended...

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