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u-blox Holding AG
TypePublic company
IndustrySemiconductors, Internet of Things (IoT)
Key people
  • Thomas Seiler (CEO)
  • André Müller (Chairman)
RevenueIncrease SFr 414.1 million (2021)[1]
Increase SFr 25.9 million (2021)[1]
Increase SFr 15.4 million (2021)[1]
Number of employees
1,281 (2022) [1]

u-blox is a Swiss company that creates wireless semiconductors and modules for consumer, automotive and industrial markets. They operate as a fabless IC and design house.

They acquired a dozen companies after their IPO in 2007, after acquiring connectblue[2] in 2014 and Lesswire in 2015 [3] they acquired Rigado's module business in 2019.[4] In 2020, u-blox acquired Thingstream[5]

u-blox was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Thalwil, Switzerland. The company is listed at the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX:UBXN) and has offices in the USA, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, Australia, Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Greece.

u-blox develops and sells chips and modules that support global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), including receivers for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS. The wireless range consists of GSM-, UMTS- and CDMA2000 and LTE modules, as well as Bluetooth- and WiFi-modules. All these products enable the delivery of complete systems for location-based services and M2M applications (machine-to-machine communication) in the Internet of Things, that rely on the convergence of 2G/3G/4G, Bluetooth-, Wi-Fi technology and satellite navigation.

u-blox provides starter kits which allow quick prototyping of variety of applications for the Internet of Things.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "u-blox Presentation H1-2022" (PDF).
  2. ^ "u-blox acquires connectBlue; adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity" (PDF). www.connectblue.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  3. ^ "u-blox acquires automotive short range modules business from Lesswire". u-blox. 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  4. ^ u-blox acquired Rigado's Bluetooth Modules Business
  5. ^ "Thingstream acquired by u-blox". u-blox.
  6. ^ "u-blox C027 | Mbed". os.mbed.com. Retrieved 2021-04-09.

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