SiRFstarIII to drive industry

SiRFstarIII to drive industry

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San Jose, California, USA, 30 January 2007 – SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., a provider of GPS-enabled silicon and premium software location platforms, has revealed that its SiRFstarIII GPS receiver is at the heart of the newly released ASUS R2H Ultra-Mobile PC, the industry’s first ultra-mobile PC with integrated GPS capabilities.

The R2H Ultra-Mobile PC represents the entry for both companies into this emerging market, where the ultra-high sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS receiver is establishing the GPS performance benchmark to enhance the consumer experience for users of this platform.

The ASUS R2H is designed to fulfill the increasing need for an all-in-one mobile device that enables professionals to stay connected and productive while on the go. The SiRFstarIII architecture’s extremely high sensitivity and robust navigation algorithms enable the ASUS R2H to achieve best-in-class GPS signal acquisition and processing, making real-time navigation practical even through the maze of complex urban canyons and under dense foliage.

The SiRFstarIII architecture can track more than 20 GPS satellites, employs the equivalent of more than 200,000 correlators and sophisticated navigation algorithms, and is able to track signals down to -159 dBm, making real-time navigation practical in almost any environment. The GCS3f combines a complete GPS digital baseband processor, RF front end and stacked flash in a single, compact, 7-mm x 10-mm package to deliver unmatched time to first fix (TTFF) at the low signal levels.

The single-chip SiRF GSC3f GPS receiver enables ASUS to incorporate real-time, high-performance location awareness and robust navigation capabilities into a feature-rich, ultra-mobile PC, and enables R2H users to employ a variety of business and personal navigation, travel guide and other location-enabled applications.

In addition to its integrated SiRF GPS, the ASUS R2H boasts a 7-inch color LCD touch screen with handwritten input support, biometric fingerprint security protection, a high-resolution video camera, 40 to 80 gigabyte hard drives, Bluetooth and WiFi wireless technologies and a Secure Digital (SD) Card reader in a compact package weighing less than two pounds.

“The ASUS R2H sets an important precedent, establishing GPS as a core functional component for UMPCs, and bringing the benefit of location awareness to users of this new class of mobile device,” said Kanwar Chadha, Founder and Vice President of Marketing for SiRF.

– About ASUSTeK
Ranks in Business Week InfoTech 100 for the 8th straight year, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a provider of 3C total solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. The company is leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 4 maker globally for notebooks.

– About SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc.
SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. develops and markets semiconductor and software products that are designed to enable location-awareness utilizing GPS and other location technologies, enhanced by wireless connectivity capabilities such as Bluetooth, for high-volume mobile consumer devices and commercial applications. Founded in 1995, SiRF is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world. Additional information about SiRF and its location technology solutions can be found at www.sirf.com.