Qualcomm to Add NXP Secure Element to Snapdragon Chips

Posted by at 6:25 am on February 22, 2016

snapdragon-100565453-largeQualcomm today announced that it will use technology from NXP to help bring NFC-based mobile payments across more phone makers.

Specifically, Qualcomm plans to add NFC and embedded secure elements *(eSE) across its Snapdragon 800, 600, 400, and 200 series processors. Together, the processors, NFC, and eSE solution will let phone makers validate mobile payments and mobile transit passes.

Qualcomm and NXP believe the new platform can help speed up the adoption of NFC-based mobile transactions in handsets from entry-level to high-end.

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