Avnet Silica has announced a strategic partnership with u-blox, a provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services.

The collaboration extends Avnet Silica's product portfolio, and prioritises solutions in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and short-range radio, followed by cellular technologies.

u-blox offers a comprehensive range of GNSS positioning chips and modules, robust and flexible Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules and an expansive portfolio of high-quality, scalable, and secure cellular chips and modules.

u-blox also utilises advanced technologies to deliver reliable and robust positioning and wireless communication products for various sectors of the IoT ecosystem, such as industrial, automotive, and consumer applications.

Commenting Chris Corrado, Vice President Global Distribution at u-blox said of the agreement,  "We're confident that Avnet Silica's expertise in providing comprehensive application support to customers, underpinned by Avnet's world-class logistics infrastructure, will significantly boost demand for our innovative products and technologies."

Thomas Foj, Senior Director Supplier Management and Vertical Markets EMEA, Avnet Silica, stated, "The u-blox product portfolio aligns seamlessly with our current offerings, especially in the GNSS and short-range radio markets. Their module solutions complement the NXP Semiconductors chip-level Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products and Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth chipsets that we already provide, further strengthening our efforts in the EMEA region.

“We believe this well-established brand, known for delivering cutting-edge technologies, will be of great value to our customers."