u-blox ag (UBLXF) Key Developments
u-blox Announces TOBY-L280, a LTE Category 4 Rugged Module in LGA Package
Apr 8 15
u-blox announced TOBY-L280, a LTE Category 4 rugged module in an LGA package that supports FDD-LTE in frequency band 28. Band 28 is now in commercial use in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, with further rollouts planned throughout the Asia Pacific region, Brazil and Argentina. Capable of download speeds up to 150Mb/s, the TOBY-L280 is the world’s fastest and smallest modem of its kind. In addition to FDD-LTE, the module supports HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS fall-back for truly global operation. TOBY-L280 is available in Professional Grade with an operating temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C, ideal for applications ranging from automotive infotainment and navigation systems to rugged handsets. The platform is also offered in Standard Grade (-20 … +65°C) in the mPCI format, ideal for notebooks, tablets and set top boxes. The products are equally suited to provide reliable cellular communications in video surveillance, medical, digital signage and transit systems. TOBY-L280 is layout-compatible with u-blox’ HSPA/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS modules, making system upgrades easy to implement and reducing development time.
u-blox Holding AG Raises $72.72 Million in Private Placement of Bonds
Mar 30 15
u-Blox Holding AG has raised CHF 60 million ($72.72 million) through a private placement of fixed rate domestic straight bonds. The bonds bear a 1.62% coupon and have a duration of six years. The expected payment date of the bonds is April 27, 2015. u-Blox Holding intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to increase its financial flexibility.
u-blox Holding Ag Proposes Dividend for the Year 2014; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Mar 19 15
The board of directors of u-blox Holding AG proposed at the annual general meeting to pay out dividends. For this year 2014 an increased dividend of CHF 1.60 per share is suggested, which represents a payout ratio of 30.6% of consolidated net profit, attributable to owners of the parent.
The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of CHF 270,045,000 against CHF 219,813,000 a year ago. Operating profit (EBIT) was CHF 39,075,000 against CHF 30,050,000 a year ago. Profit before income tax (EBT) was CHF 42,963,000 against CHF 28,870,000 a year ago. Net profit attributable to owners of the parent was CHF 34,397,000 against CHF 24,643,000 a year ago. EBITDA was CHF 58,604,000 against CHF 46,188,000 a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities was CHF 53,686,000 against CHF 38,483,000 a year ago.
The company provided earnings guidance for the year 2015. The company anticipates EBIT of between CHF 48 million and CHF 53 million, based on revenues of between CHF 335 million and CHF 345 million.
u-blox Holding AG Presents at Swiss Equity Conference, Jan-16-2015 08:15 AM
Dec 5 14
u-blox Holding AG Presents at Swiss Equity Conference, Jan-16-2015 08:15 AM. Venue: GRAND RESORT, 7310 BAD RAGAZ, Swaziland. Speakers: Thomas Seiler, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing and Executive Director.
u-blox Launches Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Positioning Module NEO-M8L with Integrated 3D Sensors
Nov 10 14
u-blox introduced the NEO-M8L Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) module with integrated motion, direction and elevation sensors. The module integrates gyro and accelerometer with u-blox' GNSS platform u-blox M8 to achieve the highest- performance indoor/outdoor positioning solution available, perfect for all road vehicle and high-accuracy navigation applications. In addition to accessing the integrated module's gyro and accelerometer data, accident reconstruction systems can provide the location of an accident to facilitate insurance claims even if a collision occurs in a tunnel or park house. High-end navigation devices are able to guide drivers through tunnels of several kilometers due to the unsurpassed accuracy of u-blox' ADR system. Stolen vehicles can be located instantly due to continuous monitoring of sensor data and storage of location in non-volatile memory. The NEO-M8L module will be demonstrated at the u-blox stand at electronica 2014 in Munich, 11-14 Nov., Hall A4 Stand 219. The extremely compact module, only 12.2 x 16.0 x 2.5 mm, requires minimum host integration resulting in no risk, low cost, and fast time-to-market design. With uncritical orientation of the installed module, odometer function and autonomous data logging, it is the first all-in-one solution for all road vehicle applications requiring reliable and uninterrupted position in challenging environments such as urban canyons, tunnels and underground parking. The NEO-M8L embeds u-blox' breakthrough "3D Automotive Dead Reckoning" (3D ADR) chip technology. Using the vehicle's speed information and module's onboard sensors enables accurate positioning in three dimensions, even when satellite signals are completely lost and the end-device installation is not horizontal. An odometer function, based on the ADR technology, also provides accurate and continuous distance travelled. The module is able to track all visible GNSS satellites including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and all SBAS (European's Galileo will be support in a future firmware version). Concurrent reception of two GNSS systems is supported. The NEO-M8L module can output a position up to 20 times per second. The module uses u-blox' M8 GNSS chip and is available in Professional Product grade. This grade includes qualification according to the ISO16750 standard: "Road vehicles - Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment" and manufacturing in ISO/TS 16949 automotive-certified factories. Samples and evaluation kits will be available in December 2014.