INSIDE Secure, provider of semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, has revealed that it is integrating its near field communication (NFC) solutions into a next generation smartphone from a major mobile phone manufacturer, scheduled to be introduced by mid-year.
The new smartphone will run on one of the most widely used mobile operating systems under license, and will utilise the INSIDE MicroRead NFC controller chip and INSIDE Open NFC protocol stack software to deliver a rich set of NFC capabilities to support a broad range of NFC applications.
'We are very pleased to be providing this NFC implementation for this advanced smartphone, and to have earned the confidence of major OEMs and operators in this industry,' said Charles Walton, general manager and EVP for INSIDE Secure. 'Being selected by this major handset maker highlights how our NFC solutions continue to build momentum and achieve strong positions as the NFC market moves into the mainstream.'
According to Walton, INSIDE’s Open NFC software along with MicroRead and SecuRead devices have already been deployed in millions of smartphones.