Samsung partners with FeliCa Network to develop NFC chips


Samsung has announced partnership with FeliCa Networks to develop Near Field Communication (NFC) chips. Samsung says the collaboration with FeliCa Networks will help them to support full adoption of NFC-based mobile wallet in Japan.

Under the partnership, Samsung will develop NFC-SAM (Secure Application Module) chips with advanced security capabilities and an NFC controller compliant with international standard ISO/IEC 14443/18092 whereas FeliCa will provide key technologies to Samsung. Moreover, the NFC-SAM chips will be compatible with FeliCa (NFC-F) readers and Osaifu-Keitai (mobile wallet) phones.