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RFID News Roundup

NXP Semiconductors, Baidu Cloud partner to secure IoT in China ••• Mojix upgrades STARflex enterprise-class RFID reader ••• Balluff unveils RFID safety guard locking switch ••• Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor team up on IoT-RFID reader and test solutions ••• Court grants judgment in favor of 3M/Neology regarding RFID trade secrets theft litigation by Star Systems International ••• Kerlink announces LoRaWAN integration in Google Cloud IoT with Microshare ••• Rivetz, Trustonic enhance security for blockchain-based apps ••• Broadgnss Technology intros GPS receiver with real-time array calibration technology.
By Rich Handley
Jun 14, 2018

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: NXP Semiconductors, Baidu Cloud; Mojix; Balluff; Teslonix, CISC Semiconductor; 3M/Neology, Star Systems International; Kerlink, Google Cloud; Rivetz, Trustonic; and Broadgnss Technology.

NXP Semiconductors, Baidu Cloud Partner to Secure IoT in China

NXP Semiconductors has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Baidu Cloud. The two companies will collaborate to promote industry innovation and support developers and ecosystem partners in building safe and smart IoT applications.

NXP will now support Baidu's smart IoT platform, known as Tiangong, from cloud to IoT device security, with its Secure Element (SE) solution. With NXP SE embedded in each IoT device, Tiangong will secure edge node connections and protect data across a broad spectrum of markets, including smart logistics, smart homes and smart cities. This solution has already been implemented in numerous applications, the company reports, such as smart locks, intelligent gateways, blockchain and RFID logistics.

The two partners will collaborate on edge computing. NXP has integrated Baidu Cloud's smart edge technology with its EdgeScale edge-computing framework running on edge-compute gateways, to provide integrated solutions for management on the cloud and computing on the device and gateway.

"Baidu Cloud has made great advances in AI, big data and cloud computing over the past several years in our effort to build the leading smart IoT platform and ecosystem," said Li Zheng, NXP Global's senior VP, in a prepared statement. "NXP is happy to support Baidu with our well-established smart IoT solutions. We look forward to working with partners like Baidu Cloud to build a new digital, smart and secure future."

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