Intel, Visa Partner on NFC Payments
and Intel have announced a partnership that should make it easier for consumers to make mobile payments via phones and tablets powered by Intel chips. Visa
Users will be able to wave an Intel-powered smartphone equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make a payment quickly at retail points of sale, the companies said in a statement.
Visa has certified Intel's smartphone reference design to work with Visa's PayWave mobile payment application, and the mobile payment system will be extended to licensees building smartphones with Intel chips.
Intel-based smartphones aren't on the market yet but Lenovo, Motorola, Orange and Lava, an Indian-based smartphone vendor, are expected to release models in the future. Visa's payment system will be implemented initially in smartphone reference designs that use Intel's Atom Z2460 chip.