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

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

 NFC^[1] technology from ST successfully passes all tests and certifications

Geneva, April 18, 2013 - 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

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


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