British company acquiring maker of GPS chips used by TomTom, Garmin, others.
A judge has ruled against SiRF Technology's request to re-examine an earlier ruling that Broadcom has not infringed against the company's patents.
The founder of GPS chip designer Sirf Technology believes some cameras next year will know where they're taking photos, partly through new technology that can get a location fix faster.
In-car systems, sure. But Kanwar Chadha, co-founder of Sirf Technology, says navigation devices are making far broader inroads.
Handset maker and SiRF Technology are testing a remedy for problem that disrupts satellite-tracking features in some Nextel phones.
Shares of SiRF Technology, which designs global positioning chips for cell phones, jumped more than 25 percent on the first day of trading.
Sirf Technology of Sunnyvale, California, unveiled its Sirfstar Global Positioning System. The satellites transmit signals using spread-spectrum technology at 1.6 GHz. The company said the product helps overcome obstacles such as interference from trees and tunnels, deflection off of buildings, and slow signals that have delayed GPS technology. The GRF1 converts the satellite's RF spread spectrum into digital inputs for the signal processor chip, the GSP1. The GSP1 and GRF1 cost $49.95 per pair in 10,000 KU and will be available in October.
The cellular phone giant makes a $3 million investment in SiRF Technology, a developer of global positioning system technology.