June 4th, 2010
NFC chipset technology specialist Innovision has signed a licensing agreement with a "major global semiconductor corporation". The unnamed semiconductor manufacturer will use Innovision's Gem NFC intellectual property to build NFC functionality into high volume chipsets...
June 2nd, 2010
NFC chip shipments will reach 785 million units in 2015, according to a new report from IMS Research, more than double the 300 million units recently predicted to ship that year by ABI Research. "The...
June 2nd, 2010
Demand for NFC chips for use in mobile handsets, computer and consumer electronics and mobile handset peripherals will see the world NFC chip market reaching 300m units in 2015, according to a new report from...
June 2nd, 2010
NFC chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics and Stollmann, which launched a chipset independent NFC API for Android last month, have joined NXP and Trusted Logic, who launched a joint NFC API for Android in April, to promote...
May 28th, 2010
Oi Paggo, the SMS-based mobile payments service owned by Brazilian mobile network operator Oi, is to run an NFC field trial using Gemalto's Upteq N-Flex device later this year. The trial will focus on retail...
May 27th, 2010
Telefónica O2 launches its first commercial NFC service — and sets out strategy for future deployments
The mobile network operator is starting small with a limited rollout in the Czech city of Pilsen but a business strategy is now in place and commercial launches in the UK and Spain could be next.
May 26th, 2010
Mobile network operators Du and Etisalat have had to put back their planned NFC commercial launches due to a lack of NFC phones, the operators have told Emirates Business 24|7.
April 29th, 2010
The market is beginning to move towards a situation where consumers could have NFC phones containing multiple secure elements from multiple service providers, says GlobalPlatform, raising a potentially contentious issue regarding the way in which consumers would be able to use the various NFC services on their phone.
April 23rd, 2010
Inside Contactless and NXP, the leading suppliers of NFC mobile phone chips, say the first commercial Android NFC phones will arrive later this year — with many more to follow in the first half of 2011.
April 21st, 2010
Gadget blog Gizmodo has got its hands on what appears to be an early version of the next iPhone, expected to be released later this year. Gizmodo got hold of the device after it was...
April 16th, 2010
A new research report published by management consultancy The Human Chain looks in detail at the potential of NFC-enabled MicroSD cards to drive adoption of near field communication-based services. The report examines the current status...
April 14th, 2010
iPay, iBuy and iCoupons? Latest patents show Apple has a clear business model for NFC-enabled mobile payments and promotions
A series of new patent applications demonstrate that Apple has a clear business model in place for the introduction of a comprehensive mobile payments, mobile commerce and mobile marketing business based around an NFC-enabled iPhone.
April 13th, 2010
Singapore-based trusted service management (TSM) specialist Cassis International has opened an office in New York, giving it a foothold in the American market for the first time. The newly formed Cassis Americas is headed by...
April 13th, 2010
Innovision has signed a licensing deal with a "global leading semiconductor corporation" that will see the semiconductor supplier using Innovision's NFC IP in its "range of chips targeted at mobile handsets and other consumer electronic...
April 6th, 2010
A newly published Apple patent application explains how near field communication could be used to enable a wide range of devices to share resources within a connected 'Apple TV Living Room'.
March 9th, 2010
A new page has been added to NFC World that makes it easy to discover details of all the NFC trials that are taking place in each country around the world.
March 8th, 2010
The Mobey Forum has published a white paper designed to assist financial institutions in deciding what role to adopt in the mobile financial services value chain and to choose what kind of technical solutions will work best.
March 4th, 2010
A reporter from Chinese IT portal Zol.com has produced a video report on China Mobile's new RF SIM-based mobile payments service which shows the technology in action at a local supermarket. The video clearly demonstrates...
February 26th, 2010
Bloomberg reports that China Mobile may be about to buy a 20% stake in Shanghai Pudong Development Bank at a cost of 40bn yuan (about $5.9bn). The move, if confirmed, would give China Mobile's new...
February 24th, 2010
OPINION: A host of new NFC products and initiatives were announced at this year's Mobile World Congress but, it seems, we will have to wait until the end of this year before the first NFC handsets become widely available in the West.