News about Combo chip.
February 12th, 2014
NFC will be included in 64% of the mobile phones shipped in 2018, up from 18.2% in 2013, according to a new forecast from IHS Technology. Global shipments of NFC-enabled mobile phones will be more…
January 8th, 2014
Chip maker Marvell has introduced a new quad-radio wireless combo chip for mobile devices that includes support for NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 1×1 802.11ac WiFi and FM radio. The Avastar 88W8887 is designed to provide “a…
November 25th, 2013
Microsoft’s new Xbox One entertainment system includes support for NFC functionality, via a Marvell Avastar 88W8897 combo chip that also incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi, an iFixit teardown of the new console has revealed. Microsoft has not made any announcements regarding the Xbox One’s NFC capabilities and it is not yet clear how or if the computing giant plans to use the technology.
January 9th, 2013
Texas Instruments has launched a family of wireless combo-connectivity solutions for the automotive industry at the CES show. The new the WiLink 8Q system-on-chip family features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS options…
December 11th, 2012
The connectivity chip maker has launched the BCM43341, a combo chip that combines NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio and is designed to meet ever increasing demand from mass market mobile phone and consumer electronics device makers.
December 6th, 2012
Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm’s Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World.
October 29th, 2012
“With the availability of the VaultSecure IC, smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other trusted third parties can co-own the SE and install, personalize and administer their own open- or closed-loop payment, access control, transit, loyalty or other secure applets,” says Inside’s Pierre Garnier.
February 29th, 2012
WiFi chip maker Marvell has announced its first NFC combo chip products. The new Avastar chips will combine both WiFi and NFC and are aimed at a wide range of markets, including smartphones, printers, games…
February 13th, 2012
The semiconductor giant has launched WiLink 8.0, a new family of all-in-one combo chips that include an integrated NFC controller chip and come “paired and pre-tested” with embedded secure element chips from both Infineon and NXP.
November 1st, 2011
More than 1.2 billion NFC chips will ship annually by 2015, according to a new forecast from In-Stat. “As the costs of NFC chips decline, and NFC radios are combined with other chip functions, the cost to integrate NFC into handsets will be outweighed by the benefits,” says analyst Allen Nogee. “The growth of combo chips will also allow NFC radios to piggyback on technology that already has significant penetration in the market.”
October 24th, 2011
Of the 552m NFC handsets set to ship in 2016, 227m will feature more than one secure element, according to a new forecast from ABI Research, pushing the value of the NFC chip market that year to more than US$1bn.
September 27th, 2011
The company’s new NFC controller chips allow multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time, making it possible for consumers to use both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier.