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u-blox is a company that creates wireless semiconductors and modules for consumer, automotive, and industrial markets. It operates through two segments: Positioning and Wireless Products, and Wireless Services. Its products comprise cellular modules, such as LTE high and low speed, NB-IoT and RPMA, and 2G/3G modules; short-range radio modules, including multiradio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and vehicle to ecosystem communication modules; and standard and high precision GNSS, dead reckoning, and timing modules.
TypePublic
Founded1997
HQThalwil, CH
Websiteu-blox.com
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureB+

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)1,123(+4%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)CHF385.1 M(-2%)
Share Price (Nov 2021)CHF68.3
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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Key People/Management at u-blox

Thomas Seiler

Thomas Seiler

Chief Executive Officer
Andreas Thiel

Andreas Thiel

Head of Product Centers, Co‑founder
Markus Schaefer

Markus Schaefer

Executive Director Global Marketing & Sales
Roland Jud

Roland Jud

Chief Financial Officer
Jean-Pierre Wyss

Jean-Pierre Wyss

Head of Production and Logistics, Co‐founder
André Müller

André Müller

Chairman of the Board
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u-blox Office Locations

u-blox has offices in Thalwil, Reston, Salem, San Diego and in 23 other locations
Thalwil, CH (HQ)
Zürcherstrasse 68
Wheelers Hill, AU
Level 3/2 Brandon Park Dr
Leuven, BE
2nd floor 3 Technologielaan
Beijing, CN
Room 221602, Tower 2, Wangjing SOHO No. 10 Wangjing Street Chaoyang District
Chongqing, CN
Room 19-10, International Finance Center T2, 16 Qingyun Road Jiangbei District
Shanghai, CN
Room 704, Youyou International Plaza, No.76 Pujian Road
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u-blox Financials and Metrics

u-blox Revenue

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u-blox's revenue was reported to be CHF385.1 m in FY, 2019 which is a 2.1% decrease from the previous period.
CHF

Revenue (H1, 2020)

174.0m

Gross profit (H1, 2020)

79.0m

Gross profit margin (H1, 2020), %

45.4%

Net income (H1, 2020)

(60.0m)

EBIT (H1, 2020)

(65.8m)

Market capitalization (10-Nov-2021)

473.8m

Closing stock price (10-Nov-2021)

68.3

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

100.1m

EV

515.4m
u-blox's current market capitalization is CHF473.8 m.
Annual
CHFFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

403.7m393.3m385.1m

Revenue growth, %

12%(3%)(2%)

Cost of goods sold

219.7m216.2m210.6m

Gross profit

184.0m177.1m174.5m
Half Year
CHFH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

199.0m190.6m174.0m

Cost of goods sold

105.4m104.8m94.9m

Gross profit

93.6m85.8m79.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

47%45%45%
Annual
CHFFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

169.6m136.3m127.4m

Accounts Receivable

50.4m60.8m48.5m

Inventories

44.2m57.5m51.6m

Current Assets

283.3m276.9m260.5m
Half Year
CHFH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash

147.8m121.0m100.1m

Accounts Receivable

58.6m52.6m39.1m

Inventories

56.7m58.2m60.5m

Current Assets

292.1m258.1m242.3m
Annual
CHFFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

51.3m38.5m12.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

22.2m23.4m30.5m

Inventories

(14.6m)(13.3m)6.4m

Accounts Payable

4.9m(889.0k)2.3m
Half Year
CHFH1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Cash From Operating Activities

13.7m33.1m13.9m

Cash From Investing Activities

(35.2m)(32.6m)(35.8m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(3.7m)(15.4m)(3.7m)

Net Change in Cash

(25.1m)(14.8m)(25.6m)
CHFFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

438.3k

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.6 x
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u-blox Operating Metrics

u-blox's Customers was reported to be 7.2 k in FY, 2019.
FY, 2018FY, 2019

Customers

6.9 k7.2 k

Distributors

5050

R&D Centers

1516

Sales Offices

1313
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u-blox Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
ThingstreamApril 01, 2020
AntcorAugust 06, 2014
connectBlueMay 19, 2014chf25 m
4M WirelessApril 24, 2012
SigNavSeptember 30, 2011
Fusion WirelessSeptember 18, 2011
GeotateMarch 30, 2009
NeonsevenFebruary 25, 2009
Sapcorda Services GmbH
Tashang Holding (HK) Ltd.
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u-blox Revenue Breakdown

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u-blox revenue breakdown by business segment: 100.0% from Positioning and Wireless Products and 0.0% from Other

u-blox revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 22.2% from America, 29.9% from EMEA and 47.9% from Asia Pacific

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u-blox Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

76/100

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u-blox Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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u-blox Online and Social Media Presence

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u-blox Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B+

    74/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    80/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    71/100

  • Diversity

    B

    74/100

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u-blox News and Updates

u‑blox extends “bring your own SIM” approach to providing MQTT communication for low-power IoT sensor networks

u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has introduced a service that provides Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network developers the flexibility to combine any cellular connectivity with all the benefits of MQTT communication…

u‑blox and KPN sign intellectual property license agreement

u‑blox AG (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, today announced that it has entered into a worldwide, non-exclusive, patent license agreement with Koninklijke KPN N.V. (KPN), a Dutch telecommunications operator, for a defined term.

SoftBank Corp. and u‑blox to Collaborate on Global GNSS Augmentation Services

SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”), ALES Corp. (“ALES”) and Swiss-based u‑blox AG (“u‑blox”) (SIX:UBXN) today announced they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in GNSS*1 augmentation services for global markets.

NaviBlind leverages u‑blox ZED-F9P high precision GNSS technology

u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, today announced that NaviBlind, a technology provider delivering independent, safe, and flexible navigation to blind and visually impaired users has integrated the u‑blox ZED-F9P high pr…

Taoglas and u‑blox Partner to Deliver Highly Reliable Positioning Solution for E-Bike provider COWBOY

Taoglas®, a leading enabler of digital transformation through IoT, and u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, today showcase a COWBOY e-bike at MWC in Los Angeles. The COWBOY e-bike illustrates u‑blox and Taoglas’ unique expe…

u‑blox announces ultra-compact, feature-rich Bluetooth low energy SiP for industrial and indoor positioning applications

u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has announced the ANNA-B4 module, a feature-rich, ultra-compact Bluetooth 5.1 system-in-package (SiP). ANNA-B4 targets applications in harsh environments such as smart lighting networks …
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u-blox Blogs

How GPS protection level adds value to robotic lawnmowers and other use cases

Knowing when positioning data is unreliable improves service efficiency and quality.

The key to the smart factory: How synchronized is time in smart systems?

On paper, it couldn’t sound any more straightforward: all of the machines in a smart production system work in concert with one another. But just how up-to-date is the data that those individual sensors provide? Why is the data collected and analyzed first rather than being processed directly? The f…

Dead reckoning: Clearing up 7 key misconceptions

Untethered or automotive? Either way, you win.
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u-blox Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was u-blox founded?

    u-blox was founded in 1997.

  • Who are u-blox key executives?

    u-blox's key executives are Thomas Seiler, Andreas Thiel and Markus Schaefer.

  • How many employees does u-blox have?

    u-blox has 1,123 employees.

  • What is u-blox revenue?

    Latest u-blox annual revenue is CHF385.1 m.

  • What is u-blox revenue per employee?

    Latest u-blox revenue per employee is CHF342.9 k.

  • Who are u-blox competitors?

    Competitors of u-blox include Telit Communications, STMicroelectronics and Sierra Wireless.

  • Where is u-blox headquarters?

    u-blox headquarters is located at Zürcherstrasse 68, Thalwil.

  • Where are u-blox offices?

    u-blox has offices in Thalwil, Reston, Salem, San Diego and in 23 other locations.

  • How many offices does u-blox have?

    u-blox has 27 offices.