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NXP Products and It’s Future

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed-signal solutions for radio frequency (R.F.), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i. MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; battery cell controllers; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. It also provides secure identification solutions, such as passive R.F. connectivity devices, microcontroller devices, and secure real-time operating system software products to facilitate the encryption-decryption of data, and the interaction with the reader infrastructure systems. In addition, the company delivers semiconductor-based technologies for connected devices comprising microcontrollers, secure mobile transaction solutions, and various connectivity solutions. It offers digital networking processors, secure interface and system management products, high-performance R.F. power-amplifiers, and smart antennae solutions. Its product solutions are used in a range of application areas, including automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer, computing, and software solutions for mobile phones. The company markets its products to various original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and distributors.

The company was formerly known as KASLION Acquisition B.V. and changed its name to NXP Semiconductors N.V. in May 2010. NXP Semiconductors N.V. was founded in 2006 and headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Now, NXP Semiconductors N.V. is an American Dutch semiconductor manufacturer with dual headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and Austin, Texas.

NXP® world’s #1 global identification leader in RFID & NFC-integrated circuits (ICs), with extensive experience and history, providing billions of I.C.s since 1988.


Secure contactless I.C. and cloud solutions for Smart City services.


Highly secure, a multi-application solution with DES, 2K3DES, 3K3DES, and AES hardware cryptography.


Cloud service solution to manage digitized MIFARE product-based credentials on mobiles and wearables.


Ease the migration from MIFARE Classic installations to higher security levels.

MIFARE Ultralight®

Ideal for single-use tickets, replacing magstripe, barcode, and QR-code infrastructures.

MIFARE Classic®

Fully compliant with ISO/IEC 14443 Type-A, available with 1 kB and 4 kB memory and 7 bytes or 4-byte identifiers.

MIFARE SAM for Reader System

It offers secure storage and communication for a variety of infrastructures.


High-speed operation in supply-chain and logistics applications with higher anti-collision rates and cryptographic security implementation for tag authentication.

HITAG® Readers and Transponders

Features a frequency range of 100 to 150 kHz (L.F.), plus robust performance designed for harsh environments.

RFID Ecosystem

NXP delivers leading-edge RFID technology to major label converters, tag and reader manufacturers, solutions providers, and system integrators around the world.

NXP provides the processing power to help accelerate your next breakthrough automotive design for advanced driver assistance systems, vehicle networking, body, chassis, powertrain, and safety applications.

The company is a leading supplier of embedded controllers with a strong legacy in both the industrial and consumer market. NXP has a broad portfolio of MCUs across our 8-, 16-, and 32-bit platforms—featuring leading-edge low-power, analog, control, and communications I.P.

NXP sees the Internet of Things (IoT) as billions of intelligent connections that will encompass every aspect of our lives and make our world smarter, greener and safer. They believe that the biggest opportunities within the IoT will be in the transformation shift from the computing nexus to highly intelligent nodes – when intelligence massively scales, and the nodes have the power to learn, adapt and communicate. NXP are a market leader in microcontrollers with a broad portfolio of ARM-based MCUs with a low power, high security and small footprint – all ideal for IoT. They are a leader in IoT infrastructure with embedded processors for wired and wireless applications. From the end node to the cloud, NXP provides an unrivaled portfolio for supporting the incredible growth of smart, connected solutions including microcontrollers and microprocessors, security, connectivity, analog and sensors, and RF.