Nordic Semiconductor Launches the nRF24AP1 - an Ultra -low Power 2.4GHz Transceiver with protocol

Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announced its launch of the nRF24AP1 - an ultra-low power 2.4GHz transceiver with embedded ANT protocol for wireless personal area networks (PAN).

Oslo, NORWAY - February 15th, 2005 - Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today introduced the nRF24AP1, a single -chip 2.4GHz transceiver and complete protocol stack designed for cost sensitive and ultra -low power applications.


The nRF24AP1 embeds Dynastream Innovations Inc.'s production -proven ANT wireless protocol with Nordic's 2.4GHz RF transceiver. The nRF24AP1 is a complete drop -in, wireless personal area network (PAN) solution that eliminates the need for 3rd party protocol stacks and the responsibility and cost of acceptance testing for interest group certification. The nRF24AP1, with embedded ANT, is the ultimate solution for customers requiring real -time wireless data transmission in an environment constrained by ultra -low power, small physical size, and total system cost.

The nRF24AP1 targets product applications in the sport/recreation, medical, industrial and other emerging wireless application marketplaces.

"Dynastream Innovations' groundbreaking ANT protocol embedded with our world leading low power radio has enabled an extremely competitive solution for customers in many segments previously unaddressed. We can now offer an optimal product including protocol to ensure minimum time from idea to complete product" says Svenn -Tore Larsen , CEO for Nordic Semiconductor

"Nordic's chip brings the advantages of ANT to a whole new level," says James Fujimoto, ANT Product Manager for Dynastream Innovations." Our relationship marks a significant step toward bringing awareness of ANT into new markets and delivering a unique solution to our mutual customers."

Availability and pricing
Samples of the nRF24AP1 will be available April 2005, with volume production scheduled for end Q2 2005. The nRF24AP1 is priced competitively at USD3.95 in quantities of 10K.

About Dynastream Innovations Inc.
Located in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, Dynastream Innovations is a privately owned company with world -leading expertise in the research and development of wireless and inertial technology for consumer, commercial, medical and industrial markets. Dynastream is a world leader in wireless personal area networks (PAN) for ultra -low power, real -time sensor applications. Website: www.Dynastream.com

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.

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