The one thing all Nordic Semiconductor’s solutions have in common is low to minimal power consumption which in the wireless technology domain Nordic has been the world leader leader since 2006. And in the consumer world, Nordic's chips are also particularly good at enabling mass-market wireless products that are highly sophisticated yet affordable and reliable.
Nordic was instrumental in developing the ultra-low power version of Bluetooth called Bluetooth Low Energy in 2009 which meant Bluetooth could be used in small battery-powered products for the first time. This saw the application range of Bluetooth increase by an order of magnitude overnight such that today Bluetooth’s application range includes: automotive, audio and music, beacons, computer peripherals, connected health, education, industrial automation, LED Lighting, logistics and smart transportation, metering, retail and payment, sports and fitness, toys and gaming, virtual and assisted reality, and wearables.
“I am delighted that Nordic Semiconductor has been shortlisted for such a highly-respected Norwegian technology award,” comments Larsen. “Nordic has continually re-defined the leading edge of Bluetooth wireless technology and is now doing the same for cellular IoT wireless technology too.
“Nordic also has a proven reputation for providing a level of technical support that is second-to-none in the semiconductor industry to all its customers regardless of size. In fact Nordic always goes the extra mile, and in doing so is helping a large number of startups develop products that could one day improve the lives of millions if not billions of people worldwide. And with the addition of cellular IoT to our product line-up, we have customers that are now actively working to address some of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. This includes significantly reducing energy consumption and optimizing the use of scarce resources in areas such as agriculture and farming.”
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