STMicroelectronics Provides Near-Field-Communication Controller for New Android-Based Smartphone

STMicroelectronics Provides Near-Field-Communication Controller for New Android-Based Smartphone 
NFC[1] Technology From ST Successfully Passes All Tests and
Certifications 
GENEVA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 --   STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader supplying customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that its Near
Field Communication (NFC) controller is being used by NEC CASIO
Mobile Communications in the exciting G'zOne CA-201L smartphone,
based on Android. The phone is initially targeted to the operator
LGU+ in Korea.  
ST's NFC controller IC supports all NFC use cases, and can coordinate
multiple NFC secure apps stored in several secure locations, such as
the SWP -SIM[2] and SWP-microSD Card or Embedded Secure Element. The
corresponding NFC software stack from Stollmann E+V GmbH, running on
the terminal host, supports all Google Android versions, including
the latest Jelly Bean operating system.  
"With the growing interest in mobile payment schemes, including NFC
capabilities and a compatible Secure Element on our new phones was an
important feature," said Yoshifumi Sakaguchi, General Manager, Common
Platform Development Division, NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.
"The ease of integration, excellent performance, and power profile of
the ST NFC controller and secure element made it an excellent choice
for our G'zOne CA-201L smartphone." 
ST's NFC devices enable cost-effective solutions with
state-of-the-art RF performance. The optimized device design delivers
exceptional value for money. In particular, the RF unit design can
decrease the overall system bill-of-materials and therefore minimize
the PCB area required for integration. The devices meet the latest
requirements in RF performance, ensuring optimal NFC user experiences
and shortening time-to-market necessary for various application
qualifications. 
"We are very pleased to be selected for providing NFC functionality
in the G'zOne CA-201L smartphone," said Marie-France Florentin,
General Manager, Secure Microcontrollers Division,
STMicroelectronics. "Having quickly passed all necessary
interoperability tests, including those for Korea's T-money
e-transport and -payment technology, and leveraging ST's leadership
in SIM Secure Elements
 hardware that aids interoperability, ST's NFC
controller in the G'zOne CA-201L smartphone will soon enable
innovative contactless services to end users in Korea." 
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[1] Near Field Communication enables smartphones and other mobile
appliances to connect wirelessly to a wide range of contactless cards
and devices. While mobile payment is a key application for the
technology, NFC can also be used to deliver many additional
innovative services and personalized marketing messages through
customers' smartphones.  
[2] Single-Wire Protocol -Subscriber Identity Module 
ST NFC in NEC CASIO Smartphone:
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1694032/557049.pdf  
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