Trimble Navigation was founded by Charles Trimble and two partners from Hewlett Packard in 1978. Trimble Navigation was the first GPS company to go public in 1990.
Today the company designs, manufactures, and markets systems and software that combine global positioning technology with communications to provide position and location data.
Products are sold to government entities, engineering firms, public safety workers, equipment manufacturers, and farmers through dealers, distributors, and authorized representatives.
Trimble Navigation trades publicly on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol TRMB, is a member of the S&P 400, is #892 in the Fortune 1000, has 8,000 employees, and had $2.40 billion in revenue in 2014.