Nordic Semiconductor shortlisted by top Norwegian tech magazine, TU, for one of Norway’s most prestigious industry awards
This year’s TU Norwegian Tech Award is designed to recognize a Norwegian technology company that operates across a range of markets and whose work produces a positive social impact
Nordic Semiconductor today announces that it has been shortlisted for the Norwegian Tech Award 2019 by Norway’s leading technology magazine, Teknisk Ukeblad (TU).
This nomination follows Nordic’s long-standing CEO, Svenn-Tore Larsen, being named ‘Technology Leader of the Year’ by TU five years ago in its 2014 Awards program.
Managing Editor and CEO of TU Media, Jan M. Moberg, says that the Norwegian Tech Award prize is designed to highlight new and exciting home-grown technologies, solutions, and companies that are always willing to make an extra effort.
Although Nordic Semiconductor is the world’s leading Bluetooth semiconductor chip company it has today evolved into a full-blown wireless Internet of Things (IoT) company that is able to wirelessly “connect anything” be it via ultra-low power, short-range wireless technologies such as Bluetooth; or low-power, long-range wireless technologies such as the latest IoT-targeted version of cellular wireless technology (known as ‘LTE-M’ and ‘NB-IoT’).
I am delighted that Nordic Semiconductor has been shortlisted for such a highly-respected Norwegian technology award – Svenn-Tore Larsen, CEO, Nordic Semiconductor
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.”
Teknisk Ukeblad is a Norwegian language magazine that is published 11 times a year and has 150,000 subscribers. The magazine’s website can be visited here: www.tu.no.