u-blox Enters Embedded CDMA Wireless Market by Acquiring Fusion Wireless

u-blox has acquired Fusion Wireless for $900,000 in cash, plus existing debt of $2.1 million. Fusion Wireless is a provider of CDMA wireless modules for consumer and M2M applications in North America. In addition to gaining Fusion Wireless’ wireless module products, the acquisition will give u-blox access to the embedded CDMA market in North America for both consumer and M2M applications.

By acquiring Fusion Wireless, u-blox intends to offer cellular modems for both the GSM/WCDMA and CDMA markets. u-blox will offer both wireless technologies in the same form factor. Fusion Wireless’ headquarter in San Diego will now become u-blox’s center of competence for CDMA-based products.

Fusion Wireless Products

  • FW2770p PCI Express module
    • CDMA EV-DO Rel. 0, dual-band
    • Certified by Sprint and Verizon
    • Available with or without GPS
    • Status: in production
  • FW2763p PCI Express module
    • CDMA 1xRTT, dual band
    • Certified by Sprint and Verizon
    • Available with or without GPS
    • Status: in production
  • FW75 module
    • CDMA 1xRTT, dual-band
    • Connectorized module, compatible with existing GSM modules
    • Status: samples available

CDMA2000 is a mobile telephone standard deployed extensively in the US. It has the highest number of subscribers. CDMA2000 includes high-speed data channels that are used for consumer devices such as notebooks and tablet computers. It also features lower data transmission rates for machine-to-machine applications such as remote metering, remote monitoring and control, fleet management, point-of-sales terminals and remote patient monitoring systems.

More info: u-blox | Fusion Wireless