Oslo, Norway - August 27th, 2004 - Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE:NOD) today announced that Kid Cards Interactive AB uses Nordic's nRF905 RF-devices for their Live Collectible Card Game, Tim's GameTM. The nRF9X5 family products, with it's high level of integration, low system cost, very low power and ease of use, makes it a perfect fit for small wireless gaming devices.
Tim's Game" is a wireless card game, which enables kids to play one on one without any cords or cables in schoolyards and playgrounds. The nRF905 product of Nordic's makes the wireless link between the Tim's GameTM Card Readers possible.
"Our initial choice of going with Nordic Semiconductor was based on the fact that Nordic could offer the smallest size, most convenient user interface of a transceiver for 868 and 915 MHz and their commitments to ensuring Kid Cards Interactive a successful product development phase", says Bengt Bern, R&D Manager at Kid Cards Interactive. "The co-operation with Nordic Semiconductor ASA has been very smooth and the products have been easy to work with".
"Kid Cards Interactive, is an exciting new company in the wireless gaming market. The trading card game market is huge, and Kid Cards' new Tim's GameTM will revolutionize the way it is played. We won the design with the Nordic superior edge in size, power consumption and ease of use offered by the nRF905," says Geir Langeland, Product Manager, Standard Components at Nordic Semiconductor
About Kid Cards Interactive AB
Within the kids entertainment business, Kid Cards Interactive AB is an innovative toy and game developer as well as a 3D-animation property creator. The initial product line, Tim's Game" - Live Collectible Game Cards, is now available at all major Swedish toy retailers. Tim's Game" offers a unique combination of dynamic collectible cards and wireless game play. Tim's Game" is based on the proprietary AIRPOC® technology. Kid Cards Interactive AB is a privately held corporation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. For further information about the company and Tim's Game" please visit the following homepages; www.kci.se and/or www.timsworld.se
About Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Founded in 1983, Nordic Semiconductor (former 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 product families: 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. Further information: www.nordicsemi.no