Oslo, Norway - April 19th, 2004 - Nordic VLSI ASA (OSE: NOD) today announced that Logitech has selected Nordic's 2.4GHz RF-devices for their next generation wireless gaming products. The nRF24XX family of 2.4GHz products, with its high level of integration, low system cost, very low power and ease of use, makes it a perfect fit for the world leader in gaming devices.
"Our initial choice of going with Nordic VLSI was based on the excellence of their products and their commitment to ensuring Logitech a successful product development phase," said Paul Loughnane, Hardware Engineer Manager of Logitech's Interactive Entertainment Division. "We have been very satisfied; Nordic VLSI's commitment to Logitech is strong and their support never stops impressing me. The devices have been very easy to work with, and we have been able to reach an optimal solution for our products."
Logitech will use the nRF2401 transceiver and the nRF24E1 transceiver with integrated microcontroller, ADC and peripherals as a platform solution for wireless gaming devices.
"Logitech is a truly global organization, and supporting them on a global basis was an important challenge for Nordic VLSI," said Svein-Egil Nielsen, Sales and Marketing Director for Nordic VLSI ASA. "We support multiple Logitech locations directly or with the assistance of our local partners. Winning this design shows that our logistics and support structure has reached the goals Nordic set two years ago, and we have now become a true global semiconductor vendor."
About Nordic VLSI ASA
Founded in 1983, Nordic VLSI has evolved steadily from the traditional ASIC design house into a leading European fabless semiconductor supplier. With world-class IC design expertise focused on RF/mixed-mode and advanced back-end/physical design capabilities, Nordic is currently marketing and selling three products: a ground-breaking portfolio of standard components for wireless communication, high performance dataconverter IPs and custom design and manufacturing services (ASIC). With the ultra compact 2.4GHz transceiver and transmitter families, nRF24XX, the company has established itself as a market leader within the wireless personal interface segment comprising applications such as gamepads, keyboard/mouse and sports equipment. Nordic's products are manufactured on ultra modern technologies through strong relationships with world leading manufacturing facilities and are sold through a world-wide distribution network. The company has offices in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway and is listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange (OSX: NOD). All operations are managed according to the ISO 9001-approved quality assurance system.