nxp semiconductors nv (NXPI) Key Developments
NXP Semiconductors N.V. Introduces the Complete USB Type-C Solution
Jul 14 15
NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled the complete USB Type-C solution, including authentication and power delivery capabilities to further deliver secure connections for a smarter world. The authentication capabilities can be used to validate a device and determine whether specific functionality of that device should be enabled. This will maximize battery life and could prevent safety hazards or equipment damage from low quality materials or non-compliant products. For example, detecting counterfeit power supplies before they are used for rapid charging functions. USB Type-C connectors are expected to become the new standard in device-to-device connectivity as they grow in popularity. Offering up to 10Gbps data rates and 100 watts of power, the USB Type-C connector and cable technology supports the growing demands of computing, mobile, and consumer products. Improving upon the previous Type-A and Type-B USB connectors, the Type-C connector is far more user-friendly, offering reversible plug orientation, cable direction and the ability to transfer power and data simultaneously as well as support different protocols, such as DisplayPort, MHL, and Thunderbolt for alternate modes. The bi-directional power flow support allows a device to either source or sink power. In addition, Type-C connectors offer scalable power solutions, ranging from 5.0 volts at 0.5 amps for handheld devices up to 20 volts at 5.0 amps for rapid charging and power delivery. The total USB Type-C ecosystem from NXP includes microcontrollers, high speed switches, USB3 redrivers, ESD protection and filtering devices, USB PD PHY, CC logic controllers, authentication, load switches, AC/DC power solutions, MOSFETs and more.
Nxp Semiconductors Announces Appointment of Non-Executive Directors
Jul 2 15
NXP Semiconductors NV Special Meeting appointed Gregory L. Summe and Peter Smitham as non-executive directors of NXP, effective as of the closing of the merger.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. Introduces PN7120 for Linux and Android Developers
Jun 23 15
NXP Semiconductors N.V. introduced the PN7120 to accelerate NFC adoption in the Internet-of-Things. The highly integrated PN7120 helps create innovative NFC solutions and enables fast exploration of new applications and use cases for IoT and the Smart Home including a variety of appliances and consumer electronics such as home network gateways and routers, Set-Top-Boxes (STBs), audio devices, printers, gaming consoles and more. The integrated solution includes all RF communication protocols for NFC, NFC controller interface (NCI) and Linux and Android drivers to ease development. The PN7120 features an NFC contactless reader IC and embedded firmware with integrated communication protocols relevant for NFC. Through its drivers and software, the solution is optimized for Linux and Android, and easy to integrate in any other embedded operating system (OS). It uses the standardized NFC controller interface (NCI) maintained by the NFC Forum, to speed integration with the system's main controller. The PN7120 comes with a Single Board Computer Demo Kit, including interface boards for the latest Raspberry Pi releases and for BeagleBone, which both belong to the standard equipment of developers.
NXP Semiconductors NV, Special/Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, Jul 02, 2015
Jun 2 15
NXP Semiconductors NV, Special/Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, Jul 02, 2015., at 15:00 Central European Standard Time. Location: High Tech Campus 60. Agenda: To vote on NXP's acquisition of Freescale.
NXP Semiconductors and Stora Enso Announces Joint Development of Intelligent Packaging Solutions
May 28 15
NXP Semiconductors and Stora Enso have entered into joint development of intelligent packaging solutions. The development will focus on integrating RFID (Radio frequency identification) into packages for consumer engagement and supply chain purposes. The collaboration will also focus on brand protection and the development of tamper evidence applications. These solutions will benefit both consumers and brand owners. By using NXP RFID technology such as near field communication (NFC) and ultra-high frequency (UHF), Stora Enso smart packages can be easily tracked and traced through the entire supply chain providing full end-to-end transparency. The integrated technology is also able to detect if the smart package has been tampered with en route to the consumer and, once in the hands of the consumer, can provide additional information and interaction through (the tap of) an NFC-enabled smart phone. This visibility and insight is critical for brands and major manufacturers to ensure their products are being shipped and handled correctly. For consumers the benefits are two-fold; the smart packaging can verify the authenticity of the product and also provide care, usage and other important information via the NFC-enabled tag.