Broadcom Introduces NFC Chips
October 3, 2011- Broadcom announced a new line of near-field communication chips. According to Broadcom’s release, “The NFC controllers are platform agnostic with support for multiple secure elements or SIM cards — or both at the same time. In addition, Broadcom’s advanced Maestro middleware allows new NFC applications to utilize Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities in the device to spur new innovations in user interface and media sharing.” RPX recently resolved the Celltrace litigation for clients and acquired the patents. The patents cover aspects of memory management needed to support communications-based transactions such as mobile payments.