January 27, 2015 9:07 PM ET

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Company Overview of Garmin International, Inc.

Company Overview

Garmin International, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication, and information devices for automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. It offers on road products, such as automotive, motorcycle, trucking, and traffic receivers; in sports products for golfing, running, and cycling; on the trail devices, including basic handhelds, mapping handhelds, two-way radios, dog tracking systems, and electronic dog training systems; and devices used on water, such as sounders, fish finders, handhelds, radars, autopilots, and marine networking devices, as well as touch screen controlled marine chart plotters. The company provi...

1200 East 151st Street

Olathe, KS 66062-3426

United States

Founded in 1989

Phone:

913-397-8200

Fax:

913-397-8282

Key Executives for Garmin International, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Age: 76
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 51
Vice President
Age: 58
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 64
Vice President of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Garmin International, Inc. Key Developments

Garmin International Inc. Unveils Two New Marine Instrument Displays, the GNX 120 and GNX 130

Garmin International Inc. has unveiled two new marine instrument displays, the GNX 120 and GNX 130. Both the 7-inch GNX 120 and 10-inch GNX 130 have high-precision glass-bonded monochrome ultra-glow LCD displays that show over 50 marine and vessel parameters, including depth, speed, wind, and navigational data. With fully customizable user profiles, the GNX 120 and GNX 130 allow the screen layout to be configured to the user's preferred setting. Five display configurations are available, including single, dual and triple functions, plus Gauge and Graph mode. Easy to set up, calibrate and use due to the on-unit capacitive touch buttons, the GNX 120 and GNX 130 are also NMEA 2000 certified and can seamlessly share sailing data between other NMEA 2000-enabled Garmin devices. The ultra-glow anti-fog displays on the GNX 120 and GNX 130 overlay white or color digits on a black background, providing high contrast and visibility no matter the environment. If a different backlight color is desired, the display can be tailored by choosing from seven different pre-set colors, or hundreds of custom colors can be created. Designed to be mounted at the base of the mast or above the companionway, the GNX 120 and GNX 130 instruments are the thinnest and lightest displays available in the market. Both units can be flush mounted, and for a unique glass mast look, the GNX 120 can be flat mounted with an optional carbon fiber mast bracket. The GNX 120 and GNX 130 can be controlled from a distance using the new GNX Keypad, an optional accessory that features four different buttons dedicated to preset configurations. The GNX Keypad allows sailors to adjust background lighting of all displays from the touch of a button. Another benefit of both the GNX 120 and GNX 130 is power consumption. Only 0.36 watts is consumed during the day with no backlight, while 0.4 watts is used at night when only a mid-level backlight is required. This allows for more time on the water without running the boat motor or generator for extended periods of time. The GNX 120, expected to be available in February 2015, will have a suggested retail price of $899.99, and the GNX 130, expected to be available in May 2015, will have a suggested retail of price of $1,499.99.

Garmin International, Inc. Introduces the Garmin® Approach™ S5 GPS Golf Watch

Garmin International Inc. announced the slim, lightweight Approach S5 GPS golf watch. Boasting a high-res color display, the Approach S5 comes preloaded with CourseView mapping for more than 38,000 international courses with Touch Targeting and Manual Pin Positioning. With the Approach S5, golfers can track their stats, then upload data to Garmin Connect to share and compare their rounds. Golfers can also stay connected on the course with the Smart Notification feature, which sends call, text and email alerts to the watch from a compatible smartphone. With the S5, Garmin expands the Approach series of GPS golf watches with a sleek, feature-packed device. Preloaded with more than 38,000 international courses and free lifetime updates, the Approach S5 is full of features to assist golfers of all skill levels. With full CourseView mapping, golfers can preview hole details like doglegs, traps, water hazards, and green shapes while they are on the course or even in the clubhouse. In addition to CourseView, the Approach S5 has GreenView, which shows golfers the layout of the green, as well as nearby bunkers and water hazards. Golfers can even use the touchscreen to drag and drop the pin to the day' location, giving them the most accurate yardages. With the high-resolution touchscreen, golfers can utilize the Touch Targeting feature to show the precise distance to any point on the hole, whether itâ s a fairway, hazard, or green. The Approach S5 doubles as an electronic scorecard to save, review, and share scorecards and stats. Sync the S5 to Garmin Connect or the Garmin Connect Mobile app, and golfers will be able to upload, analyze and share their scorecards, as well as other data like fairways hit, greens in regulation, shot distance and number of putts. They can even analyze course data, and see hole-by-hole details to understand their own trends and tendencies to improve their game. The Approach S5 also has a Handicap Scoring feature, which provides handicap scoring options for individual holes, the golferâ s local handicap, or index/slope methods. This is great to track golfers progress and improvements over time for every course they play. The Approach S5 packs additional wireless connectivity into a small, easy to wear package. The Smart Notification feature allows golfers to stay connected while on the course. When paired with a compatible smartphone1, golfers can receive text, email and missed call alerts right on the watch, so they're able to leave their phone in the cart or packed away in their bag.

Garmin International, Inc. Introduces New GNX 7 and 10 Inch Marine Instruments

Garmin International Inc. announced the GNX 120 and GNX 130, two new large-format marine instrument displays designed for serious sailors who demand quality, precision, and total integration. Both the 7-inch GNX 120 and 10-inch GNX 130 have high-precision glass-bonded monochrome ultra-glow LCD displays that show over 50 marine and vessel parameters, including depth, speed, wind, and navigational data. With fully customizable user profiles, the GNX 120 and GNX 130 allow the screen layout to be configured to the user's preferred setting. Five display configurations are available, including single, dual and triple functions, plus Gauge and Graph mode. Easy to set up, calibrate and use the on-unit capacitive touch buttons, the GNX 120 and GNX 130 are also NMEA 2000® certified and can seamlessly share sailing data between other NMEA 2000-enabled Garmin devices. The ultra-glow anti-fog displays on the GNX 120 and GNX 130 overlay white or color digits on a black background, providing high contrast and visibility no matter the environment. If a different backlight color is desired, the display can be tailored by choosing from seven different pre-set colors, or hundreds of custom colors can be created. Designed to be mounted at the base of the mast or above the companionway, the GNX 120 and GNX 130 instruments are the thinnest and lightest displays available in the market. Both units can be flush mounted, and for a unique glass mast look, the GNX 120 can be flat mounted with an optional carbon fiber mast bracket. The GNX 120 and GNX 130 can be controlled from a distance using the new GNX Keypad, an optional accessory that features four different buttons dedicated to preset configurations. The GNX Keypad allows sailors to adjust background lighting of all displays from the touch of a button.

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