Sirit to be multi-year supplier of embedded NFC software and services
for mobile handsets
TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Sirit Inc. ("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a leading
provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, announced today
that it has secured a Near Field Communications (NFC) contract with BenQ
Corporation ("BenQ"), one of the world's largest consumer electronics original
equipment manufacturers (OEM).
The contract calls for Sirit to serve as BenQ's supplier of embedded NFC
software and technology engineering services for BenQ's forthcoming NFC mobile
smartphones and handsets. This design win further validates the value
proposition and expertise of Sirit's NFC team in helping OEMs shorten their
development cycles and time to market for NFC-enabled devices.
"Given the significant and immediate opportunity for NFC handsets in the
Asia Pacific region and globally, time to market is critical to our success,"
said Dr. SS Chen, the Associated Vice President of Mobile Communication
Business Group of BenQ Corporation. "We chose Sirit's NFC team to help us in
our development of NFC handsets based on their early involvement in the NFC
market. Leveraging their demonstrated expertise with embedded NFC software and
successes working with OEMs, we are confident in the Sirit's NFC team's
ability to help accelerate our time to market."
"BenQ is a multi-billion dollar Taiwan-based technology innovation
leader, supplying mass-market consumer devices including smartphones,
displays, and digital home peripherals," commented Chris Leong, Vice
President, NFC and Contactless at Sirit Inc. "We are honoured that BenQ has
chosen Sirit's NFC team as its supplier of embedded NFC software and services.
We look forward to helping BenQ capitalize on the NFC opportunity in the Asia
Pacific region and beyond."
About Sirit Inc.
Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) solutions worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit's
enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high
quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs.
Sirit's products are built on more than 13 years of RF domain expertise
addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are
compliant with global standards. Sirit's broad portfolio of products and
capabilities are easily customized to address new and traditional contactless
market applications including Near Field Communication, Supply Chain &
Logistics, Cashless Payment (including Electronic Tolling), Access Control,
Automatic Vehicle Identification, Inventory Control & Management, Asset
Tracking and Product Authentication.
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For further information: To learn more about Sirit's NFC capabilities,
please contact Chris Leong, Vice President NFC and Contactless at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 321-6020