“Access to Trimble's market leading GPS technology complements Marvell's wireless and application processor initiatives for WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, multi-function radio, application processors and cellular processor devices”, said the company in a press release.
"This agreement will enable the combination of personal navigation devices with Marvell's innovative application processors to provide state-of-the-art location-based capabilities to consumers," said Bill Dussell, Director of Trimble's Integrated Products, Advanced Devices Group. "With the strong demand today for GPS, we are excited to work with an industry leader such as Marvell and offer our full range of GPS DSP software products."
Two years ago Marvell bought Intel’s cellular and handheld business for $600 million. Today the Sunnyvale company is a low tier provider to the Smartphone market, competing with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm.