GloNav Ships GPS Chip

Newport Beach-based GloNav, a semiconductor firm developing global positioning system chips, announced a new assisted GPS chip today. GloNav said that its new chip is targeted at the cellular handset and mobile consumer electronic device markets, and offers an ultra low-power, single-chip A-GPS solution. The firm said its new GNS4540 high-performance single chip L1 A-GPS offers performance in areas where other solutions dropout, including indoors, in urban canyons, and transitions between strong and weak signals. Samples are available now and GloNav said it will start volume production in Q2 of 2007.