NXP Delivers NFC to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Devices
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NXP Delivers NFC to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Devices

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- Oct 29, 2012 -- Today, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced that Microsoft's® 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 Samsung.

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 devices," 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.


About NXP Semiconductors
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. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.

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