Complete solution on one chip
In 2021, we began producing chips and modules with complete solution capability inside. Delivering on our silicon-to-cloud promise, we provide market-ready solutions with concurrent positioning and communication capabilities in one chipset.
With the hardware and software on chip, product form factors are miniaturized and functionality continuously enhanced. This optimized functionality on one chip reduces time to market and cost/performance and helps our customers continuously differentiate their product offerings within their competitive markets.
Miniaturization driving innovation
Through miniaturization, we have tripled the number of chips we can produce on one wafer. This miniaturization process is driving innovation, producing enhanced functionality, and ultimately making them more cost effective.
“With the hardware and software on chip, product form factors are miniaturized and functionality continuously enhanced. This perfected functionality on one chip reduces time to market and cost/performance and helps our customers continuously differentiate their product offerings within their competitive markets.”
Amplifying cybersecurity on multiple levels
In 2021 u-blox Corporate Security rolled out multiple additional product security processes throughout the year and established corporate security experts within our product centers to support current and upcoming product development. Our “Red Team” – an in-house security center of excellence – provides regular security testing within our product centers.
Deeper security integration into core chip
We have also made a deeper security integration into our products. We integrate a secure element for handling encryption keys and provide the service for managing the security keys, all enhanced with zero-touch provisioning.
Cybersecurity collaboration with suppliers and customers
u-blox Corporate Security has also strengthened security collaboration with our most critical contract manufacturing partners and other critical suppliers as we prepared the u-blox Information Security Management System for the planned ISO15408 Common Criteria and ISO27001 certifications. We have also worked closely with our customers’ security teams with knowledge sharing and security workshops throughout the year.
Thingstream delivering services across the entire value chain
A rapid expansion of our Thingstream IoT service delivery platform has made it possible to deliver our expanded portfolio of services across the entire IoT value chain. By enhancing product performance at various places along the value chain, we can deliver innovation and higher customer satisfaction through connectivity, security, location, augmentation, and software maintenance.