G&D and NXP sign MIFARE licensing agreement
June 14, 2012 // Julien Happich
NXP Semiconductors licenses its MIFARE technology to security specialist Giesecke & Devrient, enabling the company to produce secure SIM products.
With the new MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE Plus based SIM cards, including backward compatibility to MIFARE Classic, G&D can now serve the growing demand of mobile network operators for enhanced NFC solutions with mobile ticketing as well as mobile payment capabilities.
The market adoption of NFC, a technology co-invented by NXP, is accelerating. More than 50 NFC enabled handsets are already available. In addition, mobile network operators around the world are preparing NFC rollouts and are eagerly looking for new exciting applications for their end customers.
“The strong presence of MIFARE in public transit and other key applications mandates that G&D enhances its SIM offering with highly demanded functionality,” said Axel Deininger, Group Senior Vice President and Head of G&D's Secure Devices division. “With the MIFARE functionality, we can provide a broad variety of instantly deployable use cases for mobile network operators.”
The NXP license comes with the inherent ability to perform over-the-air (OTA) activation of the MIFARE functionality on G&D's secure SIM cards. This helps mobile network operators to offer MIFARE as a default feature and thereby enlarge the overall market opportunity for mobile transaction services based upon the key technologies that G&D supplies.
This agreement on the mobile market is another element of the long-lasting cooperation between two companies that encompass banking, personal identification and transit applications. NXP and G&D are both members of the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group and actively contribute to the development of a uniform concept of managing MIFARE based contactless applications on NFC enabled secure elements, such as SIM cards.
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