STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed that itsST54K ICis handling control and security for contactless NFC communication in the newly launched Google Pixel 7 smartphone.
Containing proprietary technologies that enhance NFC contactless sensitivity, the ST54K was selected to ensure the most reliable connectivity, deliver excellent contactless user experiences, and ensure the highest contactless transaction security.
“Google chose the ST54K for its excellent performance, low power, and robust security that meets the highest CC EAL5+ assurance. As a result, it ensures the best possible user experience and protection for contactless transactions,” said Marie-France Li-Saï Florentin, Microcontrollers & Digital ICs Group VP, Secure Microcontroller Division GM, STMicroelectronics.
Google Pixel 7 arrived in the marketplace on October 7. ST’s ST54K single-chip NFC controller and secure element, combined with Thales’ secure OS, now represents a proven solution for reliable and high-performing contactless functionality in Android handsets and is available to all OEMs without restriction.
“The combination of ST’s ST54K with our secure OS and personalization capabilities provides a certified and evolutive solution for smartphones to support diverse digital services,” added Emmanuel Unguran, SVP Mobile Connectivity Solutions, Thales. “These include embedded SIM for instant connectivity, and digital wallet services, such as transit ticketing and digital car keys. It is also the first in the Android ecosystem to support the eSIM Multiple Enabled Profiles.”