NXP, Mastercard, and Xiaomi expand global reach for mobile payments into Europe

NXP Semiconductors, Mastercard, and Xiaomi Inc. today announced they are bringing more convenient and secure contactless experiences to Russia as the first phase of a European-wide roll-out with NXP’s mobile wallet solution. Powering mobile payments for Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 4 NFC wearable devices, NXP’s mWallet 2GO supports an accelerated roll-out across Europe by addressing OEMs’ needs for easy, yet secure and scalable, wallet implementations. It also addresses user demands to quickly enable payment devices by digitising their bank cards and experience smooth NFC transactions at the Point-of-Sale.

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Samsung and Xilinx Team Up for Worldwide 5G Commercial Deployments

Xilinx has announced that the Xilinx® Versal™ adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) will be utilised by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., for worldwide 5G commercial deployments. Xilinx Versal ACAPs provide a universal, flexible and scalable platform that can address multiple operator requirements across multiple geographies.

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Infineon Technologies AG completes acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Infineon Technologies AG announced today the Closing of the acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. The San Jose-based company has become part of Infineon effective as of the Closing.

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Bluetooth wristband could slow the spread of Covid-19

Spanish engineering company, Accent Systems, has developed a Covid-19 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wristband that could help contain and prevent the accelerated spread of the virus by high accuracy contact tracing of any individuals who test positive for the disease. This course of action, Accent says, could avoid many large-scale lockdowns as only individuals at risk of contracting the virus would be required to go into quarantine.

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