NXP Delivers NFC to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Devices

NXP Delivers NFC to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Devices 
Smartphone OS Integrates Leading NFC Solution for Powerful User
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/29/12 --  Today, NXP
Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced that Microsoft's(R)
Windows Phone 8 operating system will integrate the software stack of
NXP's NFC controller, the PN544, enabling rich user experiences and
convenient interactions for mobile users. By being pre-integrated and
end-to-end validated by Microsoft, NXP's NFC technology becomes the
smart choice for handset manufacturers to deliver NFC enabled
smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 quickly to market.  
As the worldwide leader in operating systems, Microsoft advances the
NFC ecosystem with its support of NXP solutions. Providing access to
an open source NFC implementation, OEMs can be assured that they will
be designing a working, advanced NFC solution that provides superb
user experiences. Multiple Microsoft OEM partners have already
announced Windows Phone 8 handsets with NFC, including HTC, Nokia and
Windows Phone 8 smartphones with NFC will be able to leverage a range
of exciting NFC applications that provide contactless convenience and
simplicity but also security for mobile transactions. Users can tap a
tag to check in at a restaurant, tap a smart poster to access links
to a website, or tap another NFC enabled device to share content such
as a picture or video. With a secure element, NFC also enables a
virtual wallet with credit cards, loyalty cards and coupons for
mobile transactions, plus solutions for mobile ticketing and access
control, where NXP has a proven leadership position in the smart
card-based Identification market. The integration of NFC into the
operating system layers ensures the user convenience of accessing all
these powerful functions through a simple tap. Additionally, NFC
further enables interoperability by connecting Windows Phone 8 and
Windows 8-based devices such as laptops, ultrabooks and tablets.  
"Enabling scenarios between NFC devices is a key component of
Microsoft's shared Windows core. Thus, it was natural to work with
NXP since they offer market leadership and a proven complete NFC
portfolio that brings a great user experience to mobile devi
said Michael Connolly, principal program manager, Windows Phone
division, Microsoft.  
"NXP is pleased to work with Microsoft as a solution provider to
integrate NFC into its operating system. OEMs can now easily
integrate NFC into Windows Phone 8 handsets," said Ruediger Stroh,
executive vice president and general manager, Identification
business, NXP Semiconductors. "NFC enables the smart mobile life with
applications such as ticketing, proximity marketing, access, identity
or payments across a variety of devices. What NXP drives from an
applications perspective is complemented by companies such as
Microsoft integrating NFC into their software, contributing
significantly to bringing trusted smart life solutions into the lives
of the end consumers." 
Visitors to CARTES 2012 (Paris, Nov. 6 - 8) can see NXP's NFC
technology in multiple applications developed to authenticate
identities and secure transactions (booth 4J 027, Hall 4). 
NFC is a market-proven, standardized technology co-invented by NXP
and Sony in 2002. NXP is at the center of this ecosystem, fuelling
its development by partnering with almost all major handset
manufacturers, mobile OS providers and applications developers. NXP
is the No. 1 supplier to the Identification market globally, and
leverages its leadership in contactless and security technologies to
provide complete Mobile Transactions solutions: NFC controllers,
Secure Elements in all form factors, NFC tags and infrastructure
reader ICs. Currently OEMs have selected NXP's NFC technology for
more than 200 mobile devices.  

--  NXP NFC information website
--  Microsoft Windows Phone information website

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 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)
provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions
that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface,
Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used
in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless
infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing
applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more
than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011.
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