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NXP launches module for secure NFC mobile transactions
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sranje   3/14/2015 3:29:53 PM
An outstanding article - thank you very much

A question:

You refer to a NFC module but describe PN66T having a single chip (a die). This would normally be an IC - typically an NFC in wire-bond IC package (QFN or FGBA)

However, you and other sources refer to an NFC module -- why is that so?

Many thanks in advance and - GO Catalonia (and please protect the crumbling Gaudi masterpieces -- there are so many - all over Barcelona)

Pablo Valerio
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Pablo Valerio   11/10/2014 10:04:52 AM
Thank you Susan,

This NXP technology means that banks and smartphone manufacturers do not need the carriers to implement the payment security.

NFC Secure Elements have been present in many smartphones for years, but carriers have been forcing OEMs to disable them to implement security in the SIM card. The card issuers that wanted to provision payment apps have been faced with various charges, including renting space on the SIM, setup charges for TSM services and fees for every transaction during the lifetime of the product.

HCE is a good solution but the upfront investment is substantial, and few banks have the in-house skills to deliver HCE-based services.

The PN66T solves both issues, providing a simple solution, easy loading and provisioning, and compatible with worldwide standards.


ABout the Catalonian vote, it was much better than expected. 2.3 million people voted, 81% for independence. The vote is basically symbolic but the movement won't stop now until an official referendum is called.



Susan Rambo
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Major for NXP
Susan Rambo   11/10/2014 9:33:46 AM
THis must be a major coup for NXP. Sounds like you've been waiting for this for a long time, Pablo. Good luck today to Catalonian.

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