Nordic Semiconductor [ Nordic ]
Nordic Semiconductor provides class-leading levels of wireless performance and sophistication at a price that enables the company's ultralow power (ULP) wireless chips to be used in even the most cost-sensitive consumer products. Nordic Semiconductor's chips can be found in products such as wireless PC peripherals, gaming controllers, sports and fitness sensors, toys, advanced multi-media controllers, and digital/satellite TV (set-top box) remotes and much more.
The future of electronics is wireless and portable due to an almost insatiable consumer demand for ever greater levels of freedom and flexibility. Nordic Semiconductor is playing a key role in the realization of that future, by providing ultra low power (ULP) wireless chips that can run for a long time from small power sources, like watch batteries.
What makes Nordic's solutions world-leading, is that this is achieved with class-leading levels of wireless performance and sophistication at a price that enables the company's chips to be used in even the most cost-sensitive consumer products. As a result, Nordic's chips are to be routinely found in products such as wireless PC peripherals, gaming controllers, sports and fitness sensors (for example heart-rate belts and foot pods), toys, advanced multi-media controllers, and digital/satellite TV (set-top box) remotes, to mention but a few.
Nordic Semiconductor is at the forefront of this wireless revolution having single-handedly pioneered the ULP wireless sector during the 1990s. Today, due in large part to Nordic's persistent efforts to continually develop, enhance and expand the reach ULP wireless – a version of ULP wireless connectivity called Bluetooth low energy (previously called Bluetooth Smart) has now been adopted by the open standards group behind Bluetooth wireless technology: the Bluetooth SIG. As such, Bluetooth low energy will shortly appear alongside classic Bluetooth in almost every new cell phone and Bluetooth-enabled device.
Nordic remains passionately committed to ULP wireless technology and continues to be excited and sometimes even amazed by the new possibilities and applications that ULP wireless is creating – possibilities that will one day benefit the lives of billions worldwide.
Nordic Semiconductor is a publicly listed, global Norwegian company listed on the Norwegian Oslo stock exchange (OSX: NOD) and headquarter in Trondheim, Norway. The company was established in 1983 as a spinout from the Technical University of Trondheim and is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Nordic Semiconductor has been a provider of integrated electronics design services and products since 1983. Due to the inherent complexity of integrated device design and manufacturing, assuring that the deliverables are according to Nordic's customer's expectations has always been an integral part of our workflow. The company received its first ISO 9001 Certificate in 1996, and has been re-certified multiple times since then. In 2016 our processes were re-certified to comply with ISO9001:2015.
Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company and as such, supply chain management is a vital part of Nordic's activity. For wafer processing, assembly and test, Nordic have chosen world class partners like TSMC, Amkor and ASE which are certified to ISO9001 and TS16949.
To keep up with the pace of the evolving electronics industry, process orientation and non-conformance methodology is essential. Nordic Semiconductor is organized according to the main processes of Nordic's business, and each process is assigned a dedicated "process owner" responsible for improvements. Non-conformity handling is organized according to an 8-Discipline methodology.
Design projects are managed through a risk-oriented approach and every design sub-process ends with a review with a corresponding checklist and a reference team to assure the quality of the deliverables. Advanced verification tools and methods are important parts of the design processes.