Fujitsu Developing ASICs for GPS Receivers with Industry Leader NovAtel

    Second ASIC in Series Continues Collaboration between Fujitsu and NovAtel

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 11 /CNW/ -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America,
Inc. (FMA) is developing a new high-performance ASIC with NovAtel Inc.
(Nasdaq:   NGPS), a leading provider of precision Global Navigation Satellite
System (GNSS) components and subsystems, the company announced today.
    The new ASIC, the second design on which Fujitsu has worked with
Calgary-based NovAtel, is to be used in GPS receivers for high-precision
market applications such as mapping, surveying, precision agriculture and
machine guidance. NovAtel's technology is also at the core of ground reference
networks around the world used for civil aviation navigation. The first ASIC
the two companies successfully developed is now in full production.
    "This new ASIC continues the productive, successful relationship we have
enjoyed with Fujitsu," said Curtis Anderson, NovAtel's vice president, OEM
Product Development. "The ASICs we have developed with Fujitsu are key
components in our world-class precise positioning technology."
    "NovAtel is an industry leader in the development of GNSS components and
subsystems designed for rapid integration into commercial, high-precision
applications," said Keith Horn, chief operating officer, Fujitsu
Microelectronics America. "We are excited to work closely with them on another
important ASIC program, providing a vital core technology that supports the
additional satellites and frequencies that NovAtel's technology roadmap
    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other
markets throughout North and South America. For more information about the
Fujitsu ASICs, please see or address e-mail
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For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. 
+1-408-737-5647,; or Dick Davies, Independent Public 
Relations Associates, +1-415-652-7515,, for Fujitsu 
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