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Intel chooses Inside Secure NFC technologies

Thursday 15 December 2011

The agreement gives Intel access to Inside’s software, firmware and core hardware technology for development of future Intel products. In addition, Inside will provide Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group with access to its NFC solutions based on Inside’s MicroRead, SecuRead and Open NFC products.

Inside’s MicroRead NFC controller offers a range of NFC options and provides the capacity to support multiple secure element types, including SIM, SE or SD card, to support multiple business models. SecuRead integrates Inside’s MicroRead NFC controller with a secure element and a Java Card operating system. Both products are integrated with Inside’s Open NFC protocol stack.

In related news, Intel has upgraded its membership in the NFC Forum from Principal to Sponsor level. Sponsor membership is the highest category, and its privileges include a seat on the NFC Forum Board of Directors, which manages the organization. Sponsor members may designate individuals to run for Forum leadership positions, and each Sponsor member may appoint one voting representative to all NFC Forum Committees and Working Groups. Other privileges include proposing Forum initiatives and participating in the NFC Forum testing and certification program using Sponsors' own in-house test labs.