Sony Ericsson has announced that it has selected NXP Semiconductors N.V.'s Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to be incorporated in their Android smartphones, offering users enhanced mobile entertainment experiences. Details inside.
Today, NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that its near field communication (NFC) technology has been selected by Sony Ericsson for inclusion in its Android-based smartphones. Sony Ericsson will use NFC to enhance consumers’ mobile experiences, creating a portfolio of smartphones that enable mobile transactions. Using simple touch gestures, users can make purchases or connect to a point of sale (POS) terminal, ticketing terminal or location-based promotional tag simply and securely with their NFC-enabled smartphones.
NXP provides complete embedded, secure NFC solutions and recently announced that its NFC software is open source on the Android platform and enables the Google Wallet application. Sony Ericsson intends to use the NXP PN65 NFC solution in their Android-based smartphones, which includes the NFC radio controller, the embedded secure element and NFC software. The embedded secure element enables NFC to be used for mobile transactions. The PN65 uses advanced cryptography to offer the highest level of security for transactions, with the technology already being extensively used in contactless banking cards, e-passports, e-ID cards and secure access systems.