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NXP introduces plug and play NFC solution for Internet of Things

June 23rd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: NXP Semiconductors has unveiled a ‘plug and play’ NFC controller with integrated firmware and an NCI interface that is aimed at accelerating NFC adoption in the internet of things (IoT) by allowing hardware… More

Gemalto predicts fast uptake of Apple Pay in the UK

June 15th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: The prevalence of EMV in the UK, lower interchange fees and the existing contactless infrastructure will lead to faster adoption of Apple Pay in the UK than in the US, Gemalto’s Rémi de Fouchier forecasts. “We’re predicting that the number of users in the UK after six months will be comparable to the number of users the US had after a year. The UK should also have a better percentage of usage.”

White paper helps banks compare NFC mobile payment solutions

June 12th, 2015

A one-stop guide aimed at helping banks and financial institutions that want to deploy NFC mobile payment solutions, but are unsure about the right route to market, is now available to download from the NFC… More

Carta and YellowPepper take HCE to Latin America

June 8th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide is to provide its host card emulation (HCE) technology to Latin American mobile payments specialist YellowPepper, allowing it to offer the “latest in mobile payments technology” to the region’s banks and merchants. “This… More

Verizon announces investment in SimplyTapp

June 4th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m. “We’re proud… More

Tiny NXP diode to protect NFC chips

June 3rd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: NXP has introduced a component designed to protect NFC chips in mobile devices from voltage spikes. At just 0.6 by 0.3 by 0.3 mm the PESD18VF1BSF is ideal for space constrained applications such as smartphones, says the company. “NFC antennas are integrated into the battery’s cover or the battery itself, and are connected to the IC (integrated circuit) via small contacts on the phone,” explains NXP. “These contacts can act as entry points for ESD (electrostatic discharge) strikes which are potentially hazardous to the NFC controller IC.”

White paper sets out the need to go beyond tokenization for cloud-based mobile payments

June 1st, 2015

Card issuers looking to deploy host card emulation (HCE) mobile payments should not rely on tokenization alone to secure their services, NFC technology provider Sequent recommends in a white paper that is now available to… More

Bell ID analyses Android Pay

May 29th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: In a blog published today, tokenization specialist Bell ID outlines the differences between Google’s Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, and discusses what the NFC service means for banks. “Will Android Pay dominate the market for mobile payments and go head to head with Apple Pay? Currently, it is looking unlikely,” writes Bell ID’s Martin Cox.

Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

May 29th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply… More

Asia Pacific banks begin testing HCE mobile payments

May 28th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Several major banks in the Asia Pacific region have begun piloting NFC mobile payment services based on host card emulation, using an end-to-end, cloud-based payments solution put in place by HCE specialist SimplyTapp… More

AMS chips will allow cars to be unlocked and started with NFC phones

May 27th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: AMS’ AS3914 NFC reader IC has been selected by automotive equipment supplier Marquardt for its new series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules due, says the chip maker, to the chip’s… More

Webinar on delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale — See it now on NFC World

May 22nd, 2015

NFC World’s ‘Tap to travel: Delivering NFC transport ticketing services at scale’ webinar is now available to view online. Some 359 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the… More

NXP ‘focused on mobile wallet’

May 22nd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: “What we’re focused on is the mobile wallet,” NXP CEO Rick Clemmer has told CNBC in an interview in which he discusses the company’s smartphone products, growth in China and its partnership with Qualcomm. “The mobile wallet is really where we bring a unique proposition; we want to be able to supply that across the world with all of the leading smartphone companies to really make life easier and secure.”

Clear2Pay gets Visa confirmation as CVES provider

May 22nd, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Conformance testing specialist Clear2Pay has been approved by Visa for its Chip Vendor Enabled Service (CVES) to help streamline and support the deployment of EMV-enabled contact and contactless payment devices in the US…. More

AMS launches NFC interface chip with advanced energy management

May 21st, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has launched an NFC interface chip (NFiC) that offers “unique energy harvesting and data transfer capabilities” and can capture enough energy to power the device it is built into. The… More

Join NFC World and the GSMA today for an NFC transport ticketing webinar

May 21st, 2015

More than 300 NFC World readers are set to take part in a free webinar on NFC in transport ticketing presented in association with the GSMA and the Mifare4Mobile Industry Group at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT today. Attendees will learn about delivering interoperable and standardised ticketing and access services at scale on NFC-enabled devices in the 45-minute online event, which also offers a chance to question some of the experts behind the GSMA’s Mifare4Mobile Implementation Guidelines. You can take part by signing up here.

Google to launch mobile buy buttons?

May 18th, 2015

Google is expected to add buy buttons to search results pages on mobile devices in the coming weeks that will guide consumers to product pages where they can pick sizes, colours and shipping options before completing a purchase. “The buttons will accompany sponsored or paid search results, often displayed under a ‘Shop on Google’ heading at the top of the page,” WSJ reports. “Retailers including Macy’s are in talks with Google about taking part in the launch.”

Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC transport ticketing

May 8th, 2015

The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 BST on Thursday 21 May, when the GSMA and invited experts will explain how to deliver standardised Mifare ticketing services… More

Payments veteran Buffy Duke joins Carta

May 8th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has hired Elizabeth “Buffy” Duke as its vice president of business development. Duke’s 25 year career has included senior positions at MasterCard, C-Sam and Network for Electronic Transfers… More

Bell ID makes case for banks to become TSPs

May 6th, 2015

PARTNER NEWS: Tokenization solutions specialist Bell ID has drawn on experience gained from multiple live projects around the world to make the case for why a bank would become a token service provider (TSP) and manage its own token vault. In a detailed blog post, the company’s Hugo Crawford outlines the challenges, the solutions and the outcomes for a hypothetical European bank.

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