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Marvel inks GPS licensing deal with Trimble

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:license agreement? GPS? software?

Marvell and Trimble have entered into a GPS software technology licensing agreement. With the deal, Marvell gains direct access to Trimble's full GPS DSP software as well as tools for development support and testing.

With this relationship, Marvell aims to strengthen its portfolio to further increase its silicon content in a number of growing markets, including personal navigation devices (PNDs), mobile phones, portable media devices and digital still cameras. According to Marvel, the licensing deal will enable the company to provide customers with comprehensive GPS solutions based on innovative architectures that are tailored for high performance and low overall system power consumption.

"GPS is a major driver for today's mobile consumer electronics industry, and is becoming an increasingly common demand from consumers for mobile devices which support a wide range of applications," said Partho Mishra, VP of Marvell's embedded and emerging business unit, communications and consumer business group. "Our relationship with Trimble fulfills this demand, providing us access to their leading GPS DSP software solutions that complement our rich technology portfolio."

"This agreement will enable the combination of personal navigation devices with Marvell's innovative application processors to provide state-of-the-art location-based capabilities to consumers," said Bill Dussell, director of Trimble's integrated products, advanced devices group. "With the strong demand today for GPS, we are excited to work with an industry leader such as Marvell and offer our full range of GPS DSP software products."

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