Eindhoven, Netherlands and Paris, France, November 8, 2012 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), the global leader in the Identification market, announced today that it has received two SESAMES Awards for its Identification solutions. At the 17th annual award ceremony held at CARTES 2012, an independent jury recognized NXP’s outstanding achievements in Identification with SESAMES Awards for the next generation NFC radio controller PN547 and a mobile POS application from NXP and its partner Cubic, a leading system integrator for public transport.
Rewarding technological innovation, the SESAMES Awards have become a well-respected benchmark in the smart card and identification industry. NXP has again been recognized as the most successful company at the 2012 SESAMES Awards, as the recipient of two award wins and as a finalist across the eleven categories.
Best Hardware: NFC Radio Controller - PN547
The PN547 is a next generation NFC radio controller designed for LTE mobile devices, delivering exceptional NFC user experiences. It tops the most widely deployed NFC radio chip, NXP’s PN544, which surpassed the 100m shipment threshold in September 2012, and outperforms any other NFC radio controller. The PN547 features doubled RF range, a smaller footprint, five times the wireless data throughput and 50 percent lower power consumption compared to the PN544. In addition, the PN547 offers a native reader device mode functionality that enables smart life use cases such as secure, mobile contactless POS applications and NFC-enabled mobile ticketing.
Best Trusted Internet/Authentication Technology: MPOS
By combining NXP’s NFC technology with contactless e-ticketing for improved urban mobility, Cubic's mobile point of sales (MPOS) application is a major step toward an unrivaled end-user experience. With this smart solution from NXP and Cubic, passengers will be able to reload their smart card-based tickets “on-the-go”, anytime and anywhere. The MPOS application brings passengers increased convenience, as they will be far less likely to miss their trains due to shorter queues at the ticket machine. Public transport operators also benefit by reducing cycle duty and operating costs at fixed ticket vending machines.
“We are pleased to work with our mobile partners such as NXP to deliver a product that is truly valuable to transit customers,” said David deKozan, vice president, strategic initiatives for Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB). “This product turns every NFC-enabled mobile phone into a secure, personal point of sale device, saving consumers time, increasing convenience, and reducing revalue channel costs for transit agencies.”
“Once again, two SESAMES Awards prove our leadership across the entire Identification market. NXP solutions are key for ID applications such as eGovernment, banking, infrastructure, RFID tags, transport ticketing and NFC,” said Steve Owen, senior vice president, global sales, Identification business, NXP. “NXP is the only company that can combine best security and contactless technology for complete Identification applications. We will continue to create new markets and provide convenience and trust for the mobile smart life.”
NXP is the No. 1 supplier to the Identification market globally, and leverages its leadership in contactless and security technologies to provide complete Identification solutions. As reported in NXP‘s Q3 2012 results, NXP’s Identification business showed quarter to quarter revenue growth of 18 percent and an increase of revenue by 72 percent since Q3 2011.
NXP at CARTES & IDentification 2012
The awards were presented at CARTES, where NXP is showcasing demos highlighting the key role that ID technologies play to provide trust for the smart lifestyle. The CARTES show in Paris is the largest event worldwide bringing together all the major players in digital security, payment, contactless and smart technologies. Visitors to CARTES 2012 (Paris, November 6-8) can see NXP's NFC technology in multiple applications developed to authenticate identities and secure transactions (booth 4J 027, Hall 4).
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.