NXP powers NFC in the Samsung GALAXY S III

Market leading NFC solution completes unheralded mobile experiences

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announces that its PN65 Mobile Transactions solution will power the Samsung GALAXY S III bringing a new concept of human-centric mobile experience. The highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III is the successor of the best-selling Samsung GALAXY S II.

Samsung, the largest smart phone maker in the world, continues to release revolutionary products that are re-defining user experiences. The Samsung GALAXY S III engages mobile users with a brilliant 4.8 inch display, a remarkable 8MP camera and incredibly lightning-speed fast quad-core processor. For robust NFC functionality worthy of high volume flagship smart phones like the breakthrough GALAXY S III, NXP remains the partner of choices.

Powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the powerful Samsung GALAXY S III supports secure NFC applications, such as wallets being launched by mobile network operators, card associations and others such as Google’s Wallet. Additionally NXP’s award winning PN65 delivers best in class performance and seamless interoperability with various mobile use cases such as payment, transportation, access control and NFC tag reading largely based on NXP’s contactless reader IC technology.

“We are in the midst of a golden era of mobile and Samsung continues to set the bar with coveted products like the GALAXY S III,” said Henri Ardevol, vice president and general manager, secure transactions with NXP Semiconductors. “Samsung’s flagship phones require flagship-worthy NFC solutions and NXP is proud to support Samsung on its GALAXY S line. We eagerly look forward to the extraordinary mobile experiences the GALAXY S III will deliver including those enabled by NFC.”

NFC is a market proven, standardized technology co-invented by NXP and Sony in 2002. NXP is at the center of this ecosystem, fuelling its development by partnering with almost all major handset manufacturers, mobile OS providers and applications developers. NXP is the number one supplier to the Identification market globally, and leverages its leadership in contactless and security technologies to provide complete Mobile Transactions solutions: NFC controllers, Secure Elements in all form factors, NFC tags and infrastructure reader ICs. Currently OEMs have selected NXP’s NFC technology for more than 130 mobile devices.