Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

U-Blox celebrates 500 millionth GNSS receiver

Steve Rogerson
September 5, 2019



Swiss wireless communications firm U-Blox is celebrating the sale of its 500 millionth GNSS receiver.
 
GNSS-based positioning has found its way into a wide range of consumer, industrial and automotive applications, allowing connected devices to qualify the origin of transmitted data efficiently with accurate time and position information.
 
U-Blox’s portfolio of GNSS receivers targets a broad range of established and emerging applications and use cases. Standard metre-level GNSS receivers, which are dominant today, continue to become smaller, lower cost and more power efficient. Meanwhile, the market for high-precision GNSS receivers for automotive and consumer applications is increasing rapidly. Additionally, the market is seeing the first automotive applications requiring functional safety for highly automated driving.
 
“It’s been thrilling to watch GNSS technology evolve over these past two decades from an expensive niche technology to one we use every day,” said U-Blox CEO Thomas Seiler. “We’re excited to see how our GNSS technology will continue to empower our customers to develop innovations for our connected future. Thank you to everyone at U-Blox, to our many customers and our investors for their trust and accompanying us along this unrelenting journey.”
 
U-Blox provides positioning and wireless communications technologies for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Its products let people, vehicles and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks.
 
With a portfolio of chips and modules, and a growing ecosystem of product supporting data services, the company can empower users to develop IoT products.
 
With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company has offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.