Partron PND, Mobile Handset Components Feature NemeriX GPS Solutions

NemeriX, a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power, high-performance A-GPS solutions for GPS and location-based service (LBS) products, announced a partnership with Partron, a leading component manufacturer serving the mobile phone and PND markets, to incorporate NemeriX’s high-performance GPS solutions into Partron’s components.

Based in Korea, Partron designs, manufactures and supplies RF modules, GPS components, VGA camera modules, antennas and other components to handset and PND manufacturers. Launched in 2003, Partron was founded by the technologists who led RF-development for the mobile communications division of Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Since its founding, Partron has become one of the world’s premier manufacturers of RF modules.

By leveraging NemeriX’s chipsets, Partron has significantly enhanced the performance and efficiency of its GPS modules – which are featured in approximately 70% of all PNDs sold in Korea and China. The enhancements delivered from its partnership with NemeriX will help Partron increase its PND market-share on a global basis, and also provide a competitive advantage for Partron’s components in mobile phone markets.

“We’ve selected NemeriX because of the quality of their products, and because their technical support is first rate,” said Steven Cho, Senior Sales Manager for Partron. “The NemeriX chipsets integrate seamlessly with our GPS offerings, and NemeriX’s low-power design provides a power savings of more than 60% compared to some of the other GPS chipsets we’ve evaluated.”

“Partron’s innovation and technical leadership in developing RF solutions for mobile phones, PNDs and base stations is widely recognized by our customers, and by many of the companies we seek to do business with,” said Lew Boore, VP of Marketing for NemeriX. “We’re thrilled to work with Partron, and we look forward to a lasting and successful partnership together.”

About NemeriX
Founded in April 2002, NemeriX S.A. (Manno, Switzerland) is a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power GPS and LBS integrated circuits, software and firmware for GPS and wireless applications. With the release of NX4, NemeriX has four generations of low-power, high performance, stand-alone, hosted, A-GPS experience. NemeriX’s devices enable battery­ powered location determination anywhere, anytime, facilitating the design and manufacture of truly differentiated products and an enhanced consumer experience. NemeriX’s investors include Atila Ventures, Auriga Partners, Oak Investment Partners, PolyTechnos Venture-Partners, and Vi Venture Incubator.

About Partron
Launched in 2003, Partron was founded by the technologists who led RF-development for the mobile communications division of Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Since its founding, Partron has become one of the world’s premier manufacturers and supplier of components, such as RF modules, VGA camera modules, antennas and GPS modules, to handset and PND manufacturers.