Infineon Security and RF Components support Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy A smartphone series
Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain – February 22, 2016 – Where smartphone manufacturers differentiate their offers in a highly competitive market through either security or performance, Samsung chooses both. The world market leader builds its new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy A devices with security and RF (radio frequency) components from Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY).
Smartphone owners benefit from low noise amplifiers (LNA) to antenna tuners and RF switches enhancing the data rate and reducing power consumption. At the same time, embedded Secure Element (eSE) chips protect security-critical functionalities of the mobile device. They enable secured transfer of sensitive payment credentials for contactless payment, convenient biometric authentication of the user and new applications such as mobile ticketing.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s latest premium smartphone introduced at Mobile World Congress 2016. The Galaxy A devices were already launched in December 2015 and are being rolled out worldwide.
Trailblazer for mobile payment
Embedded Secure Elements are becoming a mainstream security solution for NFC (Near Field Communication) applications. According to IHS estimates the number of smartphones shipped with embedded NFC secure Elements is projected to increase from 427 million today to 1,620 million in 2020 (NFC Report 2015). Consumers’ ease-of-use and trust in secured mobile services is expected to significantly increase the acceptance of mobile payment.
Follow the Snyder family
Smartphones and wearables are part of our everyday lives. On the occasion of the Mobile World Congress, Infineon has followed a day in the life of the fictitious Snyder family – also visiting Barcelona. During the day, the family's smart helpers are repeatedly put to use. It is in this way the reader also discovers the contribution Infineon makes with its products in the areas of security, high frequency, sensors, power management and mobile infrastructure. With this, we make life easier, safer and greener. Find out more at www.infineon.com/mobile-solutions and at www.infineon.com/mwc
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 5.8 billion with some 35,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).