Hardware Manufacturers

The development and manufacture of GNSS equipment has been split into two parts, satellite production and receivers and components.  Each category concentrates on companies that are active and key players in the European market. 

Galileo satellite manufacturers

Astrium Satellites www.astrium.eads.net

A subsidiary of EADS, co-builder of the GIOVE-B satellite.

EADS www.eads.com

European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. An aerospace and defence corporation.

OHB System AG www.ohb-system.de

Contracted to build many of the Galileo operating satellites

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd www.sstl.co.uk

Majority owned by Astrium.Supplier of the GIOVE-A test satellite and contracted to build many of the Galileo operating satellites. 

Thales Alenia Space http://www.thalesgroup.com

Major contractors for the provision of satellites for weather and climate change monitoring.  Co-builder of the GIOVE-B test satellite

 

Major component manufacturers and developers active in Europe

Alpha Micro Components
www.alphamicro.net/

Developers and distributors of electronic components, including GNSS/GSM/GPRS equipment, for the telecommunications and other industries.

Analog Devices, Inc.
www.analog.com

Manufacturers of GNSS chip sets. (USA)

Chronos Technology Ltd
www.chronos.co.uk

Developers and distributors of GNSS equipment

Conexant Systems, Inc.
http://www.conexant.com

Manufacturers of GPS chip sets and receivers. (USA)

CSR plc
www.csr.com

Manufacturers of GNSS chip sets

ElecnorDeimos
www.elecnor-deimos.com/en

Involved with many ESA projects, specialising in technological infrastructures and mission design.

EMTAC Technology Corp.
www.emtac.com

Manufacturer of SiRF-chip-based GPS receiver boards and modules.

Fraunhofer IIS
www.fraunhofer.de

Developer of GNSS systems

hopfElektronik GmbH
www.hopf-time.com

Manufacturers of GNSS-controlled clocks

GMV
www.gmv.com

Development and supply of products and services for GNSS and the space industry

Javad
www.javad.com

Manufacturers of GNSS positioning systems (USA)

Leica Geosystems
http://www.leica-geosystems.com

Manufacturers of GNSS positioning systems, part of Hexagon AB.

M3 Systems
www.m3systems.net

Navigation and Transport systems developers

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
www.maximintegrated.com

Manufacturers of GNSS chip sets. (USA)

Mitel Semiconductor
www.mitelsemi.com

Manufacturers of GNSS receiver chip sets

NavSync
www.navsync.com

Manufacturers of high sensitivity GNSS receiver chip sets and modules for the OEM marketplace

NovAtel
www.novatel.com

Manufacturers of a range of OEM GNSS positioning products including: receivers, antennas, firmware and software, part of Hexagon AB.

NXP Semiconductors  (formerly Philips semiconductors)
www.nxp.com

Formerly Philip semiconductors.  Manufacturers of GNSS chip sets.

Proscan
www.proscan-antenna.com

Division of Warsaw-based Procar manufacturing antennas for GNSS navigation and tracking

Rakon
www.rakon.com

GNSS chipsets and modules

RF Micro Devices
www.rfmd.com

Manufacturers of GNSS chipsets and receivers (USA)

Sarantel Ltd
www.sarantel.com

Manufacturers of GPS antennas

Septentrio NV
www.septentrio.com

Manufacturer and provider of high-precision dual-frequency GPS/GLONASS/EGNOS/WAAS chipsets and receivers

Sony Corporation
www.sony.net

Manufacturers of GNSS chip sets (Japan)

S.P.K. Electronics Co Ltd
www.spkecl.com

Manufacturers and distributors of components for OEM GNSS receivers (Taiwan)

ST Microelectronics
www.st.com

Manufacturers of GNSS chipsets.

Topcon Positioning Systems
www.topcon.co.jp

Manufacturer of GNSS positioning equipment (Japan)

Trimble
www.trimble.com

Manufacturer of GNSS positioning equipment and software.

u-blox AG

www.u-blox.ch

Manufacturer of GNSS receiver modules

Valence Semiconductor
www.valencesemi.com

Manufacturer of GNSS chips

XEMICS
www.xemics.com

Designers and manufacturers of GNSS chip set