u-blox inaugurates new R&D center in Tampere, Finland

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Initial focus on GNSS technology development

Thalwil, Switzerland and Tampere, Finland – December 2, 2015 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, officially inaugurated its new R&D center in Tampere, Finland yesterday. It is the company’s thirteenth R&D site worldwide. The facility, already staffed and operational, will initially focus on further developing GNSS technology, in close collaboration with the u-blox offices in Thalwil, Switzerland, Reigate, UK and Espoo, Finland.

“This new R&D center attests to u-blox’s rapid growth and shows our commitment to expand our product offering in the satellite positioning field,” says Daniel Ammann, Executive Director, Positioning Products at u-blox. “The Tampere office will offer an attractive and exciting work environment to experienced and talented engineers”.

The new u-blox office is strategically located in the Tampere region, well-known as a high-tech hub with state-of-the-art companies and its famous University of Technology.

u-blox Tampere is planning to expand its headcount to 20 by 2016.

New office address:
u-blox Tampere
Insinöörinkatu 41
Hermia 15
33720 Tampere, Finland

About u-blox

Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u-blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. ( www.u-blox.com)