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NXP and Huawei Collaborate to Deliver Mobile Transit Capabilities in More Smartphones in China

SHENZHEN, China and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) and Huawei, one of the world’s most popular manufacturers of smartphones, today announced they will extend their strategic collaboration that will result in more secure and convenient mobile payment experiences for public transit systems in Shanghai City, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Beijing.


According to Huawei, mobile transit is a convenient feature with a growing demand by smartphone users. Huawei Honor smartphones are designed to combine security and connectivity to fit the growing digital lifestyle and mobile transit fits naturally into this dynamic evolution of convenience, security and simplicity in smartphones. Together with NXP, Huawei is happy and proud to deliver these capabilities to our users.


This collaboration enables consumers to securely preload the fare into their Huawei Honor 8 or Honor V8 phone. Using Huawei Pay , consumers tap the phone to a reader to use the fare for boarding, ‘top-up’ their account and more. Users will also benefit from NXP’s proven secure mobile transit solution which features Near Field Communications (NFC) and embedded Secure Element (eSE) in the same module combined with NXP’s ecosystem of experts and partnerships.


Together, Huawei and NXP have the expertise, solutions and technologies to deliver mobile transit experiences and meet the burgeoning growth of contactless payment in China. According to an ABI Research report, in only a year from now, more than 80 percent of all POS terminals would will allow contactless payment. Additionally tap-and-go functionality is now present in more than 350 smartphone models worldwide with a majority of them available in China. As China continues to urbanize over the next decade, the market for smart payment technology in urban transit systems is expected to rapidly increase.


About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 44,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at www.nxp.com.