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NXP Joins Forces With WCO to Leverage NFC in the Fight Against Global Counterfeiting

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI), the world leader in near field communication (NFC) and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, today announced that its NFC smart security solutions will be included in the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Interface Public Members (IPM) Connected anti-counterfeiting program. IPM is the WCO’s on-line tool to combat counterfeiting by providing customs officers with key operational product information to help them distinguish between genuine and fake products. Over the past year, the WCO has developed IPM Connected, a global network of security solution providers interfaced with IPM that enables customs officials to instantly verify the authenticity of a product. NXP’s full suite of high-performance NFC tag solutions, based on established standards that ensure maximum compatibility with NFC-enabled devices, will gradually interface into the IPM anti-counterfeiting platform providing a secure authentication service for brand owners.

Brand owners or rights holders can apply NFC tags to protect their products at the point of manufacture. These secure NFC tags provide an additional scaled layer of security and can be used to deliver details on the product only known by the brand owner or rights holder. Genuine products can be quickly and reliably verified at any point in the supply chain by an NFC-enabled device, such as a smartphone or a computer with a connected reader. As goods pass international borders customs officials using the WCO’s IPM web or mobile application will be able to dynamically spot-check...


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