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    News about PN544.

    iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS

    September 19th, 2014

    A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple is using NFC chips from both NXP and AMS in the new iPhone 6, which began shipping today. The inclusion of an NXP chip was expected but the AMS chip is a surprise addition. More

    Toughphone adds rugged handset

    January 13th, 2014

    Phone maker The Toughphone has launched an NFC-enabled rugged smartphone with a ‘push to talk’ application that allows voice communications to be made instantly over the network’s data connection, like a walkie talkie. The IP-67 certified Defender is powered by a 1GHz quad core processor and runs Android 4.2. The dual-SIM handset features an NXP PN544 NFC controller and also boasts an 8 megapixel rear camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi.

    NXP develops NFC chip for Intel

    November 25th, 2013

    NXP Semiconductors has developed a new version of its PN544 NFC controller chip for Intel and MasterCard. The latest PN544PC controller enables shoppers to pay for online purchases by simply tapping their contactless card or NFC phone to an NFC reader built into computers using fourth generation Intel Core processors.

    NXP ships 100m NFC controllers

    October 3rd, 2012

    NXP has now shipped 100m of its PN544 NFC controllers, the company reports. “The NFC market continues to evolve rapidly,” says NXP’s Michael Maader. “NFC is coming to many new tablets, laptops, speakers and headsets enabling secure payments, mobile ticketing, NFC tag use cases or the pairing of applications across multiple form-factors. All those devices and applications are creating the experiences end consumers are looking for.”

    HTC unveils WP8 NFC phone

    September 19th, 2012

    HTC has announced its first two WP8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X with NFC and the Windows Phone 8S, which does not include NFC. The 8X, which includes a PN544 NFC controller from NXP, has… More

    NXP unveils next-generation PN547 NFC controller

    February 27th, 2012

    The new PN547 offers twice the read/write range of its existing PN544 controller chip, is half the size, uses half the power and communicates at five times the speed. More

    Motorola Droid Razr to offer NFC?

    November 14th, 2011

    A teardown of the new Motorola Droid Razr conducted for Engadget has discovered that the smartphone includes an NXP PN544 NFC controller chip. Engadget notes, however, that “the Linux driver is present, but hardware appears to be missing or misconfigured.”

    Microsoft picks NXP for NFC in Windows 8

    September 13th, 2011

    “NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer,” says the software giant’s Aidan Marcuss. More

    Uncovered: The hidden NFC potential of the Google Nexus S and the Nokia C7

    February 13th, 2011

    Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what’s inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered… More

    Gentag announces low-cost NFC/RFID phone

    February 10th, 2011

    The US$119 GT-601 NFC handset is designed for “people who are concerned only with basic voice communication, mobile payments, social networks, and diagnostics using a low-cost mobile wireless device,” says Gentag.  More

    Inside Secure bids for share of Android NFC chip market

    February 10th, 2011

    NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has begun the task of trying to convince the industry that NXP is not the only game in town when it comes to adding NFC functionality to Android mobile phones with the launch of version 4.2 of its open source NFC protocol stack. More

    Google unveils first Android NFC phone — but Nexus S is limited to tag reading only for now

    December 7th, 2010

    The Nexus S, the first Android phone to use the new Gingerbread version of the operating system and its built-in NFC functionality, will hit the shops in the US on 16 December and the UK on 20 December. For now, however, it looks as though the phones will only support tag reading applications — mobile payments capabilities will only be available later.  More

    Fonelabs to produce two million low-cost NFC phones in 2010

    Fonelabs to produce two million low-cost NFC phones in 2010

    December 3rd, 2009

    The Malaysian manufacturer’s NFC phones come with a built-in NFC antenna and controller as standard and are expected to cost under US$100 each in volume.  More