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2016

September 8, 2016


FeliCa Networks Announces Support for Apple Pay


Offering an Easy, Fast & Secure Way to ride transit and pay with
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 in stores, apps and on the web



Tokyo – September 8th, 2016 – FeliCa Networks, a leading worldwide technology and solution provider of FeliCa and NFC service platform, is pleased to announce its FeliCa technology will support Apple Pay, an easy, fast and secure way to ride transit and make mobile payments that is private and convenient with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 throughout their day, including in transit, in stores, within apps and on the web.

FeliCa Networks integrates its FeliCa technology and platform with global NFC standards to support FeliCa based transit and payment services for Apple Pay.

“FeliCa Networks has been providing the security, comfort and convenience of ‘touch and go’ lifestyles as a social infrastructure platform provider for more than 12 years, since we developed mobile FeliCa technology and introduced mobile contactless services in 2004," said Masahiro Soga, President of FeliCa Networks. “We are delighted to bring the technology to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 to offer an easy, fast and secure way to pay and ride transit with the support of FeliCa’s proven infrastructure platform."



[About Apple Pay]
Apple Pay is easy to set up. Users can add major credit and prepaid cards to Apple Pay. In stores, Apple Pay will be accepted anywhere Suica, iD and QUICPay are accepted. Users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by their cards.

To pay with iD or QUIC Pay in stores, tell the cashier you would like to pay with iD or QUICPay, then simply place your iPhone7, iPhone 7 Plus near the contactless reader, and with the touch of a finger on Touch ID, the payment is complete. When paying with your Apple Watch Series 2, double-click the side button before holding it near the reader. You can pay with Apple Pay in stores with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. If your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch is ever lost, you can use Find My iPhone to put your device in Lost Mode to suspend Apple Pay, or you can wipe your device clean completely. You can also stop the ability to make payments with Apple Pay on iCloud.com. When you use Apple Pay, your credit card number will not be shared with the merchant.

When you use a credit or prepaid card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device.
For more information on Apple Pay, visit: www.apple.com/jp/apple-pay/



[About FeliCa Networks, Inc.]
FeliCa Networks, Inc., established in 2004, provides a wide range of technologies and solutions for NFC service platform. The technologies are applied to radio controller, secure application module, security server. In addition, FeliCa Networks offers solutions and services such as middleware, security domain management, personalization, and application service. The cumulative number of mobile FeliCa IC chip shipment exceeded 282 million as of July 2016. A great variety of over 100 services available on those phones, not only payment and transportation but also other advanced services, is based on FeliCa Networks technologies.
FeliCa Networks Web Site: http://www.FeliCaNetworks.co.jp/en



*FeliCa is the contactless IC card technology developed by Sony Corporation.
*FeliCa is a trademark of Sony Corporation.