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NXP and Gemalto sign Mifare NFC licensing deal

NXP Semiconductors and Gemalto have signed a global strategic licensing agreement for NXP’s Mifare technology which will enable Gemalto to integrate both Mifare DESFire and Mifare Plus into its SIM cards.

“Mifare is already at the heart of contactless infrastructures around the world,” says Henri Ardevol, vice president and general manager of secure transactions at NXP. “We are proud to collaborate with Gemalto to offer the convenience of this technology to a new target of five billion mobile phone users.”

“Adding the Mifare capability to Gemalto’s NFC application portfolio is key for the mass deployment of mobile contactless,” adds Rémi de Fouchier, Gemalto’s senior vice president of trusted services management. “We are enthused that more and more consumers around the world will enjoy the simplicity and convenience of waving their mobile phone for couponing and stored value payment and transport services.”

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