Press Release

Garmin® to Open Wireless Technology Center in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

January 12, 2010 12:00 PM EST

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it is opening an office in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina that will expand its R&D capability in the area of wireless and mobile products.

“We are excited to expand our resources through the opening of a wireless technology center in the Raleigh-Durham area,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and COO. In light of the growth opportunities for wireless products, we believe that this expansion is a critical step in expanding our ability to launch new wireless devices to markets around the world.”

The new facility will help augment the company’s efforts in the rapidly growing wireless and mobile handset market. At the outset, Garmin is seeking to hire up to 40 associates who are experienced wireless development, wireless software, and handset certification engineers. The Raleigh-Durham area offers a large pool of highly-skilled engineering talent, thanks to the area’s many excellent universities and high-tech companies.

Founded in 1989, Garmin is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of satellite navigation products. Based in Olathe, Kansas, the global company posted $1.89 billion in revenues through the third quarter of 2009 and has more than 8,500 associates worldwide.

Interested applicants can visit, email or view for more information. Garmin representatives will also host an informational career forum at the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park (located at 4810 Page Creek Lane in Durham) on Thursday, January 14 from 2 p.m. until 8 pm.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nüvifone are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2008 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). Copies of these filings are available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.