BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At Mobile World Congress 2017, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the co-inventor of Near Field Communications (NFC) and the global leader in automotive semiconductor solutions, announced that five leading car OEMs will equip their future cars with NFC devices from NXP. This technology will enable secure interactions between smartphones and smart cars such as complementary car access, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing, personalization and payment.
NFC continues to gain momentum with consumers fueled by the popularity of NFC-enabled mobile phones and wearables. NFC devices can interact within smart city infrastructures to provide secure access to hotel rooms, health clubs, public transport, parking entry, stadiums and other smart cars.
In Automotive, NFC enables a broad range of smart services.
Automotive NFC can:
The new NXP NCx3320
The NXP NCx3320 is an automotive-grade NFC frontend IC optimized for secure car access that enables the next level of capabilities for secure convenience. The NCx3320 complements the previously launched NCx3340 NFC controller family that is popular and well established in the automotive market.
The NCx3320 capabilities
The NCx3320-based door handle reference design
“Our deep expertise in NFC, security and automotive has made us the trusted advisor to automotive OEMs on applications that securely connect smart cars and smartphones,” said Rainer Lutz, Director New Business, Secure Car Access, NXP. “The NXP NCx3320 further extends our portfolio and the corresponding reference design makes us the competent sparring partner for Tier 1s to build robust solutions even in the most challenging environments.”
Quick NFC Facts
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
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