Archive: The Market
August 31st, 2010
Wireless telecomms technology and chipset giant Qualcomm is set to become the latest mobile industry player to put an NFC expert at the heart of its digital development strategy. Qualcomm CDMA Technologies is looking for…
August 25th, 2010
As the US begins the move to adopting NFC, the government must act to ensure that consumers get full protection against fraud, processing errors and merchant disputes — especially if they are using a prepaid account or if they are charging their purchase to their mobile phone bill — says Consumers Union.
August 13th, 2010
Benjamin Vigier has been involved in the development of near field communication technology since 2004 and most recently was product manager for mobile wallet, payment and NFC at mobile payments specialists mFoundry.
August 10th, 2010
A strategic cooperation agreement signed by the mobile network operator and the Chongqing Municipal Government aims to turn the region into a $7bn a year world leader in NFC manufacturing by 2015.
July 2nd, 2010
Nokia’s new head of mobile solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, has revealed that near field communication functionality will be a core capability of the new MeeGo operating system. In a blog post entitled ‘The fightback starts now’,…
June 22nd, 2010
The Finnish mobile phone giant has backtracked on its headline-grabbing announcement and now says that only some smartphones will have NFC next year and they may not be available in all markets.
June 18th, 2010
Semiconductor giant Broadcom Corporation has announced it has agreed to acquire UK-based NFC specialist Innovision Research & Technology in a deal valued at US$47.5m. Innovision has developed a suite of designs, patents and expertise, known…
June 17th, 2010
The announcement was made by a top Nokia executive at the Mobey Forum’s 10th anniversary meeting in Helsinki this morning.
June 7th, 2010
Apple’s fourth generation iPhone sports a slew of new features but will not have built-in NFC capability. The company’s chief executive, Steve Jobs, revealed the latest version of the best-selling mobile handset during a keynote…
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 for…
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 NFC market…
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 a common hardware-independent API for…
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…
Telefónica O2 launches its first commercial NFC service — and sets out strategy for future deployments
May 27th, 2010
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…