Oslo, Norway - October 25th, 2004
- Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announced that Logitech has selected Nordic's 2.4 GHz RF-devices for its next-generation wireless Logitech® V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse. The nRF24XX family of 2.4 GHz 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 PC control devices.
PC control devices are a key target for the nRF24XX product line from Nordic. Nordic Semiconductor has now come up with a novel 2.4 GHz platform that features a significant reduction in power consumption and a dramatic increase in range and performance, when compared alternative wireless technologies. Logitech is using the nRF2402 and nRF2401 for the new V500 mouse.
"Logitech is a leading player in the PC control device market, and Nordic Semiconductor is pleased to have contributed in the development of the V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse, which is truly an amazing product in looks, performance and feature set, said Geir Langeland, product manager for Standard Products in Nordic Semiconductor."
"The timely introduction of the Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse could not have happened without our close collaboration with Nordic Semiconductor," said Ashish Arora, Logitech director of marketing for Retail Pointing Devices. "Nordic has has been an exemplary technology partner and a highly responsive supplier. The Nordic team has provided us with cost-effective technology, in high volume, that ensures that the V500 mouse will meet or exceed the performance expectations of our customers."
The Logitech V500 Cordless Notebook Mouse is designed for mobile professionals. The stylish, ultra-thin mouse blends uncompromising performance with ultimate mobility. Arguably the most technologically advanced notebook mouse on the market, it is loaded with innovations - an expandable chassis, a touch-sensitive solid state scrolling panel, and 2.4 GHz wireless technology - all wrapped up in a sleek design that will turn heads.
The 2.4GHz USB-based Micro-Receiver is one of the smallest, most powerful receivers on the market. At 9/16 inches by 2 inches by 1/4 inches in size, the Micro-Receiver uses Logitech's proprietary 2.4 GHz digital cordless technology, which helps the mouse achieve a range of 30 feet. The 2.4 GHz technology virtually eliminates interference with other mice or wireless devices - especially important when multiple mobile users work in close proximity.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, as well as Hong Kong, and is listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange (OSX: NOD). All operations are managed according to the ISO 9001-approved quality assurance system.