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Samsung Selects Trimble GPS Timing to Sync Base Stations
Used in KDDI's Mobile Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2002 -Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KSE: 05930.KS) has selected the Company as its primary supplier for Global Positioning System (GPS) time and frequency receivers for its next generation CDMA base stations that will be used in KDDI Corporation's mobile network. As a part of the network infrastructure, Trimble's GPS receivers will provide precise timing between Samsung's base stations to synchronize wireless communication transmissions.
Samsung was selected to supply the base stations and other mobile network equipment to KDDI, a leading Japanese mobile carrier. KDDI is to begin upgrading its existing cdma2000 1X network with 1X EV-DO (evolution-data only) equipment, later this year, to increase data transmission speeds for its customer base.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. The company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.
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Trimble and GPS Timing
As wireless data and communication networks become more complex and ubiquitous, they demand reliable and precise timing and synchronization. GPS can provide precise time based on extremely accurate atomic clocks on-board GPS satellites. With over 20 year of GPS experience, Trimble's line of timing products offer an array of solutions to users; from board-level products to GPS smart antennas to GPS clocks, in both off-the shelf and custom configurations. Trimble's GPS time and frequency products are in CDMA, E-911, wireless local loop, lab reference, paging, computer network and TETRA applications worldwide.
About Trimble
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There is no assurance that the Company will receive any quantity of orders from Samsung. Among other things, customer acceptance, economic trends and competitive issues may have an adverse effect on the success of the proposed product offering. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's respective quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K.

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