SOURCE: u-Nav Microelectronics

October 31, 2006 08:00 ET

u-Nav Microelectronics Enables World's Smallest and Lightest GPS Wristwatch

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- u-Nav Microelectronics, supplier of the world's smallest and lowest power Global Positioning System (GPS) solutions, today announced that its GPS chipset and software has enabled the Casio Wristwatch Speed Meter for runners.

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. just announced the release of the GPR-100 -- a small, lightweight wrist-worn device that uses u-Nav GPS technology to display real-time data on distance, speed, and pace. This new model in the CASIO SPORT® series will be available in retail stores shortly.

The GPR-100 is the result of Casio's ongoing development efforts, boasting an ultracompact GPS antenna (19mm in length), compact, high-performance GPS module (12mm x 11mm) containing the u-Nav GPS solution. The GPR-100 displays distance, speed, and pace data in real time on the run. It also displays the exact time anywhere in the world automatically using satellite data.

"Thanks to the GPS technology of low power and high sensitivity offered by u-Nav, with the wafer level package (WLP) technology, we have achieved the smallest GPS wrist watch," said Etsuro Nakajima of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

"We are pleased to be partnering with Casio Computer on this outstanding state-of-the-art product," says Greg Winner, u-Nav CEO. "This application is a perfect fit for our very small footprint low power solution."

u-Nav offers a wide variety of support tools including evaluation Kits, reference designs, Gerber files, schematics and a powerful software development kit.

About u-Nav Microelectronics

u-Nav is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company that develops GPS ICs and software solutions for the emerging mobile location based services market. u-Nav's technology delivers ultra-low power, miniature form-factors and leading performance enabling operation indoors, in urban canyons and under dense foliage.

About Casio

Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan is one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipments solutions and was established in 1957. Casio Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products in the US. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.

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