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Chipmakers NXP and Freescale to combine in $11.8 billion deal

The two companies may potentially develop new Internet of Things chips together.

By March 2, 2015


Smallest radar chip for cars is the size of a postage stamp

Chipmaker NXP has a new radar transceiver built for the automotive market, unveiled at CES today, measuring just 7.5 millimeters per side.

By January 4, 2016


Apple, chipmaker work to add NFC pay tech to iPhone 6 -- report

Dutch chipmaker NXP will provide the chips required to support the short-range wireless tech known near-field communications, according to the Financial Times.

By August 29, 2014


Research In Motion hit with patent lawsuit by NXP

NXP alleges that BlackBerrys and Playbook infringe upon technology related to design, data transmission, and other features.

By April 3, 2012


NFC-enabled car keys do more than open doors

NXP Semiconductor launched KeyLink Lite, a near field communications-enabled car key that can help you find your car and help diagnose that weird engine sound.

By June 23, 2011


Sony, NXP to develop short-range wireless chip

Partnership will produce secure processor that enable mobile phones to be used for "contactless payments."

By November 20, 2006


Dutch chipmaker sues to silence security researchers

Smart card security research lands Dutch University in court on Thursday as NXP Semiconductors attempts to keep details of its products' security holes private.

By July 9, 2008


Geotate service geared to ease geotagging

The NXP Software spinoff hopes camera makers will use its online service that it believes can make it more practical to add location data to images.

By January 30, 2008


Renamed Philips Semi lands U.S. passport deal

Once a semiconductor company, always a semiconductor company--but now it's known as NXP.

By August 31, 2006