Garmin is an American company that develops consumer, aviation, and marine technologies for the Global Positioning System. Garmin Ltd. is the parent company of a group of companies founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao. Its subsidiary Garmin International, Inc. serves as headquarters for the Garmin Limited companies and is located in Olathe, Kansas in the United States. The largest operating subsidiary and primary production facility of Garmin Limited is Garmin (Asia) Corporation, located in Xizhi District, Taiwan, a district of New Taipei City.
TomTom NV is a Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones. It is the leading manufacturer of navigation systems in Europe. TomTom's customer service is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Egypt TomTom was a follow-up of Palmtop Software, founded by Peter-Frans Pauwels, Pieter Geelen, Harold Goddijn and Corinne Vigreux in 1991.