MediaTek Launches World's 1st 3-SWP (Single-Wire Protocol) NFC Solution for Adoption in Mainstream Mobile Platforms

 MediaTek Launches World's 1st 3-SWP (Single-Wire Protocol) NFC Solution for
                   Adoption in Mainstream Mobile Platforms

  PR Newswire

  HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 8, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless
semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia
solutions, today announced the availability of the MT6605, the world's 1st
dual-SIM plus 1 micro SD card capable Near Field Communications (NFC) solution
positioned to expand the adoption in and usefulness of mainstream mobile
platforms. Featuring a unique 3-SWP (single-wire protocol) architecture, the
MT6605 allows co-existence of multiple applications, such as information
exchange/retrieval, ticketing, access control/authentication, location-based
services and device pairing, all on a single mobile device, through simple and
secure contactless connections.

The MT6605 provides seamless integration with MediaTek's field-proven Android
mobile platforms and efficiently enables NFC connectivity on mainstream
smartphones and tablets. It supports simultaneously 3 secure elements, both
embedded and SIM-based, meaning a possible usage scenario could be a dual-SIM
plus one micro SD card configuration in one device. It's a great way to
empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling
more flexible business models.

The MT6605 software stack complies with the NFC Forum Controller Interface
(NCI) and works on multiple OS platforms including Android. The chip also
incorporates MediaTek's "Beam Plus" technology that optimizes the NFC plus
Wi-Fi handover procedure and can reduce device paring time significantly at
very low power operations. MediaTek also works closely with its customers to
support their antenna designs for significantly smaller antenna sizes than
current market offerings. Together with its ultra compact footprint, the
MT6605 is truly ideal for highly integrated mobile platforms for device
manufacturers to integrate NFC at a significantly lower price point.

"For the next few years, growth of NFC will be primarily in smartphones and
the surrounding digital ecosystem devices, such as tablets, PCs, printers and
TVs. The enterprise, the consumer, and the event and travel industries can
particularly benefit from the inclusion of NFC in these devices, as the
controlled nature of their environments (an office building, a house, a
stadium, a hotel or an airport) can more easily facilitate the deployment of
the necessary infrastructure without the need for ubiquity, (*)" said Mr. Mark
Hung, Research Director at Gartner.

"With the convergence of mobile communications, social networks, information
exchange, payments and cloud services on the smartphone, NFC is a key
technology that is bridging the smartphone owner in both the physical and
online world for an enhanced user experience," said SR Tsai, General Manager
of the Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit at MediaTek. "As a
global leader across mobile and home entertainment, MediaTek intends to be at
the forefront of delivering easy-to-implement, affordable solutions to our
customers. Our industry leadership in performance, integration, efficiency and
reliability can now bring the powerful new technology of NFC to the widest
possible range of smart devices."

The MediaTek MT6605 NFC chip is currently being designed into smartphones by
MediaTek's leading global customers along with the company's leading Android
mobile platforms. The first smartphone models based on this new chipset are
expected to ship commercially in Q2 2013.

* Source: Gartner, "Innovation Insight: NFC Bridges Mobile Devices, People and
Things" Mark Hung, 16 October 2012

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless
communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market
leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless
communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray
products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code
"2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research
subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark,
England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek's
website at .

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