Under the agreement, u-blox will partner with Estonian-based Krakul to develop and design innovative solutions for mutual customers.
Krakul has been selected by u-blox given their impressive track record with prestige projects such as having recently worked on a stereo camera solution for NASA’s Artemis lunar program in conjunction with Maxar Technologies.
Krakul and u-blox have already joined forces to deliver a solution for Ampler e-bikes.
Jaan Hendrik Murumets, CEO of Krakul, said, “It is great recognition for us that u-blox, a giant of positioning and wireless communication, has chosen Krakul as a design partner. Solutions produced by u-blox can be found worldwide in sports watches, cars, drones, e-bikes and more,” said, Murumets.
According to Murumets, the partnership means that u-blox can confidently introduce customers who need solutions to fit their specific needs to the Krakul team. “Krakul is one of a specific selection of companies in the world that u-blox has chosen as a design partner, so it is a great recognition of the competence of our engineers,” said Murumets. “u-blox’s customers range from large global companies to exciting new start-ups, so we may have exciting business opportunities in store.”
Neil Hamilton, Global Head of Service Sales at u-blox, said, “u-blox technology enables lower cost, mass-market products and solutions to be developed. We are looking for expert partners who understand specific technology areas such as autonomous vehicles and low-power wireless development. We see Krakul demonstrating prowess in these areas, which attracted us to pursue a more in-depth relationship. u-blox can scale our business via Krakul with these expert competencies.”
u-blox is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Its smart and reliable solutions, services, and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short-range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.