NXP, the semiconductor company founded by Philips, has unveiled what it calls the world's first near field communication controller. The goal is to deliver a compliant platform for handset manufacturers and operators to introduce next generation NFC devices and services.
The NXP PN544 chip is based on the latest NFC specifications sanctioned by the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI). It will enable mobile phone users to access a new range of contactless applications such as mobile payments, transport and event ticketing as well as data sharing directly from the mobile phone SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) for improved on-the-go experience.
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Given Chinaís strong government support for new energy technologies, and the fact that China has the biggest, fastest growing automotive market in the world, a plan by the joint venture between NXP and Chinaís state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to go after automotive is a no-brainer.