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NXP Celebrates 20th Anniversary of MIFARE Products

Company Marks 20 Years of Revolutionizing Transport Ticketing, Access Management and Many Other Applications

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/14 -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the start of celebrations to recognize the 20th anniversary of MIFARE in 2014. Drawing on two decades of industry expertise in smartcard technology, the company's MIFARE products provide customers with smarter ways to implement and use contactless applications. To celebrate this great achievement, several anniversary events and promotional activities will take place over the coming months.

The first MIFARE product was introduced in 1994 and was subsequently used as the transport ticketing solution in Seoul, Korea, which in 1996 became the world's first major transport system running on MIFARE. Twenty years later, MIFARE has fundamentally changed the way people use tickets for public transport and has become the technology platform of choice for many service operators around the world. Over 650 cities, including Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, London, Moscow, Los Angeles and São Paulo, choose MIFARE for more secure, highly convenient, seamlessly upgradable and easily extendable ticketing system solutions.

Over the past 20 years significant developments have occurred in the contactless ticketing industry and today, MIFARE products are used for contactless applications that go far beyond ticketing. With a confirmed market share of 77% in public transport and over 50% in access management, MIFARE has established itself as a globally recognized and trusted solution. It is used in more than 40 different known applications ranging from micro-payment to loyalty programs, event ticketing, student cards, road tolling and gaming. The broad product portfolio and scalability of MIFARE supports the development of a great diversity of applications across all form factors including limited-use tickets, smartcards and NFC-enabled (mobile) devices.

"The whole MIFARE team is deeply thankful to our global customers and partners for making this anniversary possible," said Martin Gruber, general manager product line AFC, NXP Semiconductors. "It's breathtaking to see what we have established with MIFARE over the last 20 years. We've helped to modernize the way people ride on public transport, get access to buildings and pay for coffee. Our tailored and dedicated contactless MIFARE solutions have been instrumental in achieving major milestones and breakthroughs in the evolution of many applications and we are committed to continue this success story with even more exciting use cases and innovations ahead of us."

Significant MIFARE Projects: The first 20 years
Since 1994 MIFARE has continued to evolve and become an intrinsic part of many people's daily lives. The history of its roll-out is impressive, with many industry firsts:

1994  First MIFARE product, MIFARE Classic 1K, is introduced
1996  Seoul, Korea - The first major transport ticketing solution using
1996  First multi-functional credit card with smartcard technology in
      Germany. The Lufthansa ChipCard was used as a check-in card, a
      boarding pass and a 'Miles & More' loyalty card
1997  First nationwide access control system for residential buildings in
      France. The French Postal Service "La Poste" decided to use MIFARE as
      standard technology for their access system
1997  First live multi-application use in North America. At
      CardTech/SecurTech Conference in Orlando, seminar registrants can use
      their smartcard for registration, access to seminar rooms and loyalty
1998  First large scale application of contactless fuel payment in Europe.
      Shell EasyPay in The Netherlands is using a contactless payment system
      for fuel retail
1999  Malaysia - The first electronic road tolling project including the
      world´s longest toll road with the 800km Plus-Highway
2000  World´s first dual interface OpenPlatform JavaCard with MIFARE
      implementation developed at IBM´s Research Laboratory in Zurich
2001  The first multi-application card in Korea. A-CASH Card was used for
      bus, subway, parking and taxis in the cities of Chunjoo and Wonjoo
2004  First interoperability project covering an entire country. Five public
      transport companies from The Netherlands collaborated in a national
      contactless ticketing infrastructure (train, bus, metro, tram and
2005  First mobile ticketing solution implemented in Hanau, Germany. Trials
      in Manchester, Caen, Atlanta, Bangkok and Xiamen followed soon after
2006  For the first time FIFA soccer world championship tickets are secured
      by MIFARE
2007  First contactless banking smartcard including Oyster transport
      ticketing application for London
2008  Moscow - The World´s first major transport system to operate fully
      contactless with MIFARE
2009  Car2go, the first open carsharing concept by Daimler AG using MIFARE
      DESFire to access cars. Now deployed in 25 cities
2011  First interactive video games through toys based on MIFARE and NFC
2013  Dubai - The first commercial MIFARE mobile ticketing roll-out on
      MIFARE DESFire
      The first Red Cross blood donor cards securely store data with MIFARE
2013  Bangkok - The first commercial MIFARE mobile ticketing roll-out on
      MIFARE DESFire in Asia-Pacific

20 Years of MIFARE Product Innovations
As well as achieving significant project milestones, the MIFARE group at NXP Semiconductors has continued to push the boundaries of product innovation, therefore enabling the products and applications we see in the market today. Below is a short snapshot of the major milestones achieved by dedicated professionals working to make our lives easier:

1994  Introduction of MIFARE Classic 1k
1997  Launch of MIFARE Pro, the world's first secure dual-interface µC with
      a 3DES coprocessor
2000  Introduction of the first fully integrated ISO/IEC 14443 reader IC
2001  Launch of MIFARE Ultralight, enabling low-cost smart paper ticketing
2002  Introduction of MIFARE DESFire, the world's first fully flexible and
      open standard based contactless µC solution, defined in cooperation
      with worldwide leading transportation system integrators
2005  Launch of MIFARE DESFire SAM, the secure infrastructure counterpart of
      MIFARE DESFire
2008  Launch of MIFARE DESFire EV1, first dedicated contactless product with
      CC EAL4+ certification
2009  Introduction of MIFARE Ultralight C, first smart paper ticketing IC
      using open cryptography
      Introduction of MIFARE Plus, the migration product for MIFARE Classic
      installations, featuring breakthrough security and performance
2010  Formation of the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group together with several
      industry-leading companies (Giesecke & Devrient, Gemalto, Oberthur,
      Ericsson, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Vivotech)
2012  Launch of MIFARE Ultralight EV1, the next generation smart paper
      ticketing IC bringing tailored security features and benchmark
      contactless performance
2013  Introduction of MIFARE DESFire EV2, enhanced multi-application
      experience through the MIsmartApp feature

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

Note to Editors
MIFARE, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Plus, MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Pro and DESFire are trademarks of NXP. All other brands or product names are property of their respective holders.

Forward-looking Statements
This document includes forward-looking statements which include statements regarding NXP's business strategy, financial condition, results of operations and market data, as well as other statements that are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by the United States federal securities laws, NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after NXP distributes this document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in NXP's SEC filings. Copies of NXP's SEC filings are available from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

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