SiRF, Intel ink GPS deal
Aiming to bring location and wireless connectivity to mainstream mobile devices, San Jose, Calif.-based SiRF Technology Inc. has inked a license and joint development agreement with Intel Corp. As part of this agreement, 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 have agreed to jointly market and sell these products globally for use in a wide range of devices, such as mobile internet devices, mobile phones and handheld consumer devices.
“SiRF has a vision to bring the benefits of location enabled content and applications to the mainstream mobile consumer and enterprise markets,” said Kanwar Chadha, founder and vice president of marketing for SiRF. “We look forward to working with Intel to develop innovative new products to realize the promise of location and wireless connectivity in future mobile 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. “Our collaboration with SiRF will enable us to bring highly integrated solutions combining industry leading WiMAX/WiFi connectivity and location capability to mobile internet device and notebook customers worldwide.”
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