STMicroelectronics reports NFC design wins from major handset manufacturers

STMicroelectronics‘ latest financial results include a mention of recent successes the company has experienced with its ST21NFCA NFC controller chip. According to the company’s financial statement for the three month and nine month periods to 25 September 2010, ST has achieved “design-ins at major handset and smartcard manufacturers for the ST21NFCA, ST’s single-chip solutions for NFC (Near Field Communication) applications.”

The ST21NFCA is designed to enable NFC functionality in both mobile phones and contactless readers and provides full support for the Single Wire Protocol (SWP), enabling it to be used to support the use of a SIM as the secure element in an NFC phone.

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