Mar. 21, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- KYOCERA AVX, a manufacturer of advanced electronic components and antenna solutions, has announced that it has joined Nordic Semiconductor's expanding Nordic Partner Program as a design and solutions partner.

The addition of KYOCERA AVX to the Partner Program will provide Nordic customers with full access to the company’s antenna designs that are compatible with Nordic’s wireless IoT solutions, as well as the company’s state-of-the-art global design centers that can provide support to developers from the concept phase to mass production, including validation and pre-certification testing. Not only do OEMs have access to KYOCERA AVX’s standard antennas, tools, reference designs and test services, they can also benefit from the RF engineering expertise of one of the world’s largest antenna manufacturers to design and manufacture custom designs if required.

“Even following proven development techniques, implementing embedded antennas in IoT designs can be demanding, in particular for cellular applications, and often it comes down to repeatedly testing a design’s performance and then refining the layout to maximize efficiency,” says Lorenzo Amicucci, Business Development Manager, Nordic Semiconductor. “The addition of KYOCERA AVX to the Nordic Partner Program means customers can now access specific application notes for Nordic cellular products and can contact antenna experts at the beginning of their project. As a result, they will benefit from a smoother design cycle and a faster go-to-market.”

Now in its third year, the Nordic Partner Program was developed to assist Nordic customers by providing products, services, and solutions that complement Nordic’s portfolio of short range wireless and low power cellular IoT connectivity hardware, firmware, development tools, and reference designs. With more than 40 design and solution partners now members of the program, Nordic customers have unprecedented access to industry-wide expertise across numerous wireless technology disciplines. Partners have broad experience of Nordic technologies and can offer turnkey services able to help get products wirelessly connected and bring them to high volume manufacturing.

“Joining the Nordic Partner Program is a natural step as KYOCERA AVX has already been working with Nordic’s customers for a number of years, optimizing the connectivity performance of their devices,” says Carmen Redondo, Director, Global Marketing Antennas, KYOCERA AVX.