IRVINE, Calif., and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, April 6, 2011 – HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), today announced that HID Global will integrate NXP’s MIFARE™ technology into its multi-standard physical and logical access readers and software.
By integrating MIFARE technology directly into readers and terminals, HID Global products become more versatile, enabling HID’s partners to easily support multiple technologies in their installations. HID’s Trusted Identity Platform™ (TIP) will be used to provide a secure delivery infrastructure for updating HID readers to support NXP’s latest card technologies, including MIFARE DESFire EV1 and MIFARE Plus, as well as reader lifecycle management. This will also allow readers and terminals to support HID's next generation Secure Identity Object (SIO) on MIFARE platforms.
“Fully integrating MIFARE, the world’s leading contactless technology platform, into our solution portfolio via this technology license will allow HID to extend our market leadership in delivering secure identity solutions to governments and corporations worldwide,” said Dr. Tam Hulusi, Senior Vice President with HID Global. “NXP is already our trusted supplier of ICs and microcontrollers for our readers, as well as for our inlays and credentials. With the emergence of Near Field Communications (NFC) applications and the growing need for mobility and security, our customers face new challenges that require new, future-proof solutions. We are pleased to partner with NXP to help fuel this market and bring access management systems to the next level.”
“We are truly excited to collaborate with HID Global,” said Henri Ardevol, Vice President and General Manager, Secure Transactions at NXP Semiconductors. “HID is the proven market leader in access management applications, and NXP’s MIFARE contactless technology is the world’s most trusted and widely used, open-architecture contactless platform for end-to-end solutions, from traditional smartcards to connected mobile devices. Together, NXP and HID will accelerate their growth in the access management market by broadening market adoption for these exciting technologies.”
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity™, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 30 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.