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Intel, SiRF to bring GPS to mobile devices

Posted: 02 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GPS solutions? wireless connectivity? mobile devices?

Intel Corp. and GPS chip specialist SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. have entered into a license and joint development agreement to bring location services to mobile platforms.

As part of the deal, SiRF has licensed certain technologies to Intel and will help co-develop certain future products that will be available for incorporation into Intel mobile platforms. The companies will jointly market and sell these products for use in a wide range of devices, such as mobile Internet devices, cellphones and handheld consumer devices.

"Synergy between wireless internet connectivity and location based services are integral part of our vision for the future of mobile internet devices and notebooks," said Raviv Melamed, general manager of the mobile wireless group at Intel, in a statement.

"Our collaboration with SiRF will enable us to bring highly integrated solutions combining industry leading WiMAX/Wi-Fi connectivity and location capability to mobile Internet device and notebook customers worldwide," he added.

- Mark LaPedus
EE Times

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