Global consortium drives innovation in wireless connectivity.
Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless communications and positioning semiconductors and modules for the industrial, automotive and consumer markets, has become an official member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit industry association of companies who share a vision of seamless connectivity.
Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance, said:
“We welcome u-blox to Wi-Fi alliance and look forward to u-blox’ contribution to our organization to help expand Wi-Fi in the industrial and automotive markets.”
Thomas Seiler, u-blox CEO, said:
“Wi-Fi has become the de-facto leading technology for high-speed short range radio communications, and is a strategic enabler for the Internet of Things.”
“With our advanced Wi-Fi technology aimed at industrial and vehicle applications, joining the Wi-Fi Alliance gives us immediate access to the industry leaders in the Wi-Fi ecosystem. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.”
Through the recent acquisitions of connectBlue and Antcor, established innovators in Wi-Fi module and software development, u-blox has integrated Wi-Fi as a strategic technology within the product portfolio. Wi-Fi connectivity solutions complement the company’s successful range of cellular, Bluetooth and global positioning components, allowing u-blox to provide end-to-end connectivity and location-awareness to any device in the IoT.