NXP Semiconductors

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

“The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial and expression recognition for smart devices – a world’s first, according to NXP.” You may soon have a smart thermostat that can recognize your face, thanks to a new piece of technology from NXP Semiconductors. The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial…

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies. A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions…

Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

Goodix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors’ Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) business. The deal includes offices in Europe and Asia as well as intellectual property holdings related to VAS. Having established itself as an important supplier of fingerprint scanning solutions for smartphones, including the in-display sensor technology that is currently…

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP, Partners Celebrate CAST Certification for Biometric Cards Module

NXP has become the first player in the emerging biometric payment cards market to reach an important milestone, announcing that its Secure Processing Module for fingerprint-on-card technology has become the first such solution to attain certification through Mastercard’s Compliance Assessment and Security Testing, or CAST, program. A Secure and Efficient Solution NXP says its module…

NXP Adds Three New People to its Board of Directors

NXP Adds Three New People to its Board of Directors

“The three new directors will help fill out a nine-person NXP Semiconductors board.” NXP Semiconductors has appointed three new non-executive members to its Board of Directors. The decision was made during the company’s Annual General Meeting on June 17 in Amsterdam. The new board members are Lena Olving, Jasmin Staiblin, and Karl-Henrik Sundström, all three…

NXP Semiconductors Launches IIoT R&D Lab

NXP Semiconductors Launches IIoT R&D Lab

NXP Semiconductors is intensifying its efforts in the emerging industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. The company has announced the launch of an ‘Industrial Competency Center’, or ICC, based in a laboratory in Hamburg. The ICC will focus on research and development concerning machine learning applications. In a statement announcing its launch, ICC director Sylvain…

NXP’s New Development Platform for Machine Learning in the IoT

NXP’s New Development Platform for Machine Learning in the IoT

“…eIQ and its other processor solutions can be used to support a range of machine learning applications including facial recognition, wake word and voice control systems, and computer vision technologies including traffic sign recognition and even food recognition.” NXP Semiconductors has launched a new machine learning toolkit. Called “eIQ”, it’s a software development platform that supports…

NXP Announces Security Chip for Google’s IoT Cloud Service

NXP Announces Security Chip for Google’s IoT Cloud Service

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new security solution for the Internet of Things. Dubbed the “A71CH”, it’s an authentication chip designed for integration into IoT devices, in which it will sign a secure token for validation by Google’s Cloud IoT Core networking service. The device’s credentials are “pre-injected” into the authentication solution, while public keys…

Qualcomm Pays $2B to Drop NXP Acquisition Effort

Qualcomm Pays $2B to Drop NXP Acquisition Effort

Qualcomm has given up on its effort to acquire NXP Semiconductors after failing to get regulatory approval from Chinese authorities. While Qualcomm is a US company and NXP is based in the Netherlands, the regulatory approval was needed because NXP does most of its business in China, with almost two thirds of its revenues coming…

NXP Tech Brings mPayments to Classic Watch Design

NXP Tech Brings mPayments to Classic Watch Design

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled a new digital wallet system designed for easy integration into a range of potential hardware products. Developed in collaboration with Mastercard and Visa, the mWallet 2GO solution features NFC for contactless payments, a comprehensive Secure Element system, and functionality with the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service and Visa Token Service platforms. It…

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors Team Up on Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors Team Up on Contactless Biometric Payment Cards

Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors are teaming up on contactless biometric payment cards. The collaboration’s announcement comes just about a week after Precise Biometrics unveiled Precise BioMatch Card, an adaptation of its Precise BioMatch Embedded fingerprint algorithm solution that is tailored for smart card and payment card integrations. Precise BioMatch Card will be integrated into…