NXP and Giesecke & Devrient Enable Mass Deployment of NFC in Mobile Handsets


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Barcelona, Spain, February 15, 2011: NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI)
and security specialist Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) today announced the full
validation of a joint software solution offering secure interfaces between
the handset, NFC functionality and secure elements such as the SIM card.
This solution enables NFC to be integrated securely into mobile handsets
based on the Android platform and other operating systems. In addition, the
validated software will meet the needs of mobile network operators who are
specifically demanding secure elements within the handset. The first Android
handset supporting this enhanced functionality is expected to be launched
during the second quarter of 2011.

The availability of an integrated secure NFC software solution within the
NFC ecosystem represents a breakthrough for the future deployment of
NFC-based services, which will offer consumers and the industry a vast array
of mobile services, such as mobile payment and mobile ticketing. This
solution is based on the integration of NXP’s NFC controllers in mobile
handsets with G&D’s secure software solutions, as well as its expertise in
securing transactions via the secure element. Security and ease of use are
vital for broad consumer acceptance of NFC. Leading mobile handset OEMs have
already included the solution into the platform design of their
Android-based mobile handsets planned for deployment in 2011 and in 2012.

“Since NXP co-invented NFC, we’ve been working with a range of ecosystem
partners to help further adoption of the technology,” said Henri Ardevol,
vice president and general manager, secure transactions, NXP Semiconductors.
“Our aim is to ensure that NFC is flexible enough to support the needs of
the entire eco-system. Our collaboration with G&D and other key stakeholders
provides our handset and mobile network partners the flexibility to
incorporate NFC and the associated secure elements into their offerings in
the most appropriate way, supporting their individual business needs.”

“As a leader in mobile security, Giesecke & Devrient has invested early in
developing solutions for bringing secure access to SIM cards and other
secure elements to Android platforms. In combination with our pioneering
activities in secure NFC services, this has enabled us to offer complete
solutions at a time when both the Android and NFC markets are booming,”
explained Willem Bulthuis, senior vice president global marketing and sales,
mobile security, Giesecke & Devrient. “The NFC solution for mobile devices
which we have now launched together with NXP is a key milestone in enabling
mass roll-out of the NFC services ecosystem.”

Android is the fastest growing mobile operating system and the validation of
G&D and NXP software will enable mobile network operators to capitalize on
both the demand for Android-based phones and NFC technology by ensuring that
all mobile transactions facilitated by the handset remain safe and secure.

“Android phones appeal to a growing number of our customers. Orange
announced last December ambitious plans to expand our Cityzi NFC ecosystem
project and to roll-out compatible SIMs and smartphones across Europe in
2011,” said Vincent Barnaud, head of mobile contactless, Orange. “We
encourage all initiatives that will enable Orange to offer contactless
services to our customers who use Android phones. The efforts of NXP and G&D
are fully in line with this direction.”

“Deutsche Telekom will be launching first NFC services in core markets in
2011,” said Kerstin Baumgart, vice president of business development, mobile
products, Deutsche Telekom. “As Android is becoming one of the leading
operating systems, we are embracing the opportunity to deliver contactless
services with a compelling user experience on Android-based terminals. We
actively support all activities driving open standards to get necessary
scale in the market.”

The new software-based secure NFC solution provides full flexibility to
support all modes provided by the NFC technology. These include reading and
writing to NFC smart tags, peer-to-peer data sharing, mobile payments and
access control. The code is open source and is designed to provide full
flexibility for integration in multiple platforms and usage with solutions
from different suppliers.

To learn more about NFC and the potential applications of the technology
while at Mobile World Congress, visit booth 1F14 (Hall 1) to meet with NXP
Semiconductors and booth 8B65 (Hall 8) to meet with Giesecke & Devrient.

For additional information on NFC please visit www.nxp.com/nfc and

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