NXP Introduces iOS 11 Toolkit to Expand iPhone NFC Capabilities into the IoT

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NASDAQ:NXPI), co-inventor of NFC technology, today introduced a new toolkit for NFC tagging ICs with iOS support, which unlocks the potential to now connect billions of consumer and industrial products to the Internet of Things (IoT).

With Apple®’s announcement, earlier this summer, to support NFC read capabilities for NFC Forum-compliant tags, NXP’s portfolio of advanced NFC tagging chips can now be designed into solutions used with iOS 11 on iPhone® 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X models. To accelerate and simplify development, NXP offers iOS developers a full tool suite of NFC hardware and software solutions – for developers to explore the benefits in various markets including consumer electronics, smart home, food and beverage, fashion, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, gaming, toy industries and more.

“As co-inventor of NFC technology, NXP invites Apple developers to join us in the NFC universe as we drive solutions that deliver on the promise of the IoT – all by enabling consumers to use their smartphones as NFC readers that interact with NFC tags,” said Alexander Rensink, business segment manager, secure identification solutions business at NXP. “We look forward to a surge of creativity and applications that use our comprehensive iOS developer tools and fully compliant NFC Forum tags. In addition to providing certified tags on the market, they are also the easiest to design into solutions that can dramatically change business operations and enhance the daily lives of consumers.”

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