A widely deployed protocol for contactless ticketing, transportation and access applications, the MIFARE from Broadcom, has been licensed. With this adoption, Broadcom supports a growing set of NFC and related payment applications in mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices.
The steady increase in adoption of NFC has expanded opportunities for companies that ensure interoperability across multiple platforms, protocols and standards. Broadcom's objective is to enable OEMs to integrate a wide array of applications that deliver a simplified and consolidated user experience for payments, access and contactless ticketing. The company is committed to providing enhanced support and increased interoperability for a range of technologies as the market evolves.
"Broadcom is focused on accelerating the adoption of NFC technology by supporting a broad set of protocols and standards in our growing portfolio of products," said Dino Bekis, Vice President, Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity, Broadcom. "The addition of MIFARE allows us to tap into a mature ecosystem, helping our customers to expand use cases and enabling our company to continue the advancement of NFC applications."