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Samsung adds embedded SE

November 21st, 2011

Samsung Electronics has launched a system-in-package (SIP) NFC embedded secure element solution. The Secu-NFC chip combines an NFC controller and a secure element in a package measuring 4.3mm by 4.3mm by 1mm and includes 760KB of high-density flash memory. “Samsung’s new secure NFC solution with its high data storage capacity provides consumers with ample room to expand operation service and features to deliver the ultimate user experience,” says the company’s Dojun Rhee.

CPI enters TSM business with Bell ID’s software

November 14th, 2011

“Utilising Bell ID’s software solutions will enable us to offer services and support to the emerging payments industry by providing the framework for a powerful and flexible offering to our North American customers,” says Steve Montross, the card manufacturer’s president and CEO. More

ShelfX builds NFC into smart shopping shelves

November 14th, 2011

“We are taking the shopper back to a time when shopping was simple,” says the founder of a start-up which is using NFC and shelf-based weighing scales to enable customers to self serve in large stores. More

Motorola Droid Razr to offer NFC?

November 14th, 2011

A teardown of the new Motorola Droid Razr conducted for Engadget has discovered that the smartphone includes an NXP PN544 NFC controller chip. Engadget notes, however, that “the Linux driver is present, but hardware appears to be missing or misconfigured.”

Consumer education needed ‘to dispel myths surrounding NFC’

November 14th, 2011

A survey of UK consumers conducted for Gemalto has found that a third of Brits would use NFC services — if they understood the technology better and knew it was completely secure. More

Intel enters NFC market with MasterCard

November 14th, 2011

The two companies are working together to increase the convenience and security of online purchasing from NFC-enabled Intel Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs. More

Coca-Cola tests NFC vending

November 11th, 2011

“We’re doing a trial with Google Wallet and it’s great for those consumers who don’t have cash but want to buy a Coke,” Coca-Cola SVP Wendy Clark told attendees at Ad:tech in New York this week, Mobile Commerce Daily reports. “We’re experimenting with this…. The combination of mobile commerce and location technology moves our business from the point of sale to the point of thirst,” she explained. “If we know where you are and that you are thirsty we can move you to the nearest outlet to quench that thirst.”

Inside Secure launches counterfeit detection system for luxury goods

November 10th, 2011

The new VaultIC150 solution uses NFC to provide manufacturers and buyers of high-end consumer products with proof that an item is the genuine article. More

Sony enters NFC controller market

November 10th, 2011

The electronics giant’s new NFC controller chip will enable mobile phone makers to manufacture devices that support both international NFC standards and Japan’s existing Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service. More

Apple patents ‘SIM within’ secure element technology

November 9th, 2011

A newly published Apple patent application sets out a way for a virtual SIM card to be built into an embedded secure element which can, in turn, be attached to an NFC controller chip. More

PayPal launches NFC P2P payments service

November 8th, 2011

NFC-based peer-to-peer payments are now included in the PayPal Mobile App for Android which is now available to download from Android Market. More

HTC Edge with NFC on its way?

November 8th, 2011

The HTC Edge may be the most powerful smartphone to date and will include NFC, according to a report from BGR about the as-yet unannounced phone. The Android handset is reported to have a quad-core 1.5GHz… More

Acer to include NFC in all its Android phones

November 8th, 2011

The company’s new Liquid Express NFC smartphone supports both tag reading and mobile payments — and, the company says, NFC will now be included in all its future Android phones. More

NFC ‘for sale’ signs to appear across the UK

November 8th, 2011

NFC tags and QR codes are being added as a standard feature on UK real estate agency chain Strutt & Parker’s property ‘for sale’ signs. More

Old Navy tests NFC ads in Miami

November 8th, 2011

The US clothing retailer is running Spanish language NFC-enabled advertisements at bus shelters in Miami, targeted at “mobile savvy” Hispanic shoppers. More

NFC goes green: New ST chips use energy harvesting to replace the need for batteries

November 8th, 2011

The new wireless memory chips harvest the energy generated from NFC and RFID actions to power up small devices so that a battery or other power supply no longer needs to be included. More

Aconite adds secure NFC app manager

November 3rd, 2011

Smart card and secure element specialist Aconite has launched an NFC mobile application manager aimed at secure NFC service providers such as banks, transportation operators and card personalisation agencies. The Aconite Mobile Application Manager can… More

NXP inside Galaxy Nexus

November 3rd, 2011

NXP has confirmed that its PN65N NFC controller with embedded secure element has been picked for Google’s recently launched Galaxy Nexus phone, along with the company’s open source NFC middleware. The chip was also used in the Nexus S.

Intercede to demo NFC government ID

November 2nd, 2011

Identity and credential management provider Intercede is to demonstrate an NFC version of its MyID security system at the Smart Card Alliance Government Conference in Washington DC this week. Intercede’s MyID identification card technology is used… More

New report compares the prospects for mobile payments technologies

November 1st, 2011

NFC-enabled mobile wallet solutions will become US consumers’ dominant mobile payments option for retail purchases while digital wallet applications will be most popular for mobile ecommerce payments, according to a new report from Parks Associates. More

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