2012 Acquisition of Finland-based Fastrax (extension of portfolio with multi-GNSS modules and antenna modules). Extension of 4G wireless chip technology through acquisition of UK-based 4M Wireless (LTE stack) and Cognovo (Software defined modem technology).
2011 Introduction of CDMA modules for the North American market through acquisition of California-based Fusion Wireless.
2010 Introduction of wireless module based on the UMTS (3G) standard.
2009 u-blox gains a foothold in the wireless market through acquisition of Italy-based NeonSeven and UK-based Geotate. Introduction of wireless module based on the GSM (2G) standard.
2008 Launch of AMY, world’s smallest GPS module . Delivery of 10 millionth GPS receiver.
2007 IPO on the Swiss stock exchange.
2004 Delivery of 1 millionth GPS receiver .
2002 u-blox develops its own GPS receiver chip, Thomas Seiler becomes CEO.
2001 u-blox expands its global presence by opening offices in the USA and Asia.
2000 u-blox provides GPS receiver module for the first GPS-enabled mobile phone.
1998 Development of the first commercial GPS product used for the heavy vehicle road pricing system in Switzerland (LSVA).
1997 Foundation as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).