February 15th, 2011
NXP Semiconductors and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have confirmed that the two are working together on the development of Android NFC solutions for handset manufacturers, as uncovered earlier this week by mobile and NFC experts...
February 13th, 2011
Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what's inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered...
January 31st, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Getyoo pings Belgacom • Mobey Forum expands • Clear2Pay goes to South Africa • Facebook takes the credit • Vancouver to go contactless • ...and Philadelphia to follow • Airtel Money launch • CreditCall's EMV ticketing kernel.
January 27th, 2011
"The companies that succeed will be those that take the time to gain an understanding of the needs of each of the parties involved and then design an infrastructure that provides a win:win:win solution for all," according to our new 'NFC Business Models' research report, which officially launches today.
January 25th, 2011
An NFC development house in Argentina has discovered hidden code in Android 2.3 Gingerbread that enables the Google Nexus S to write to NFC tags as well as read them.
January 17th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: LG bringing NFC phone to US? • No NFC yet for Sony Ericsson • ZTE works on NFC and biometrics • Signbox lights up NFC • LSE examines NFC privacy • New NFC solution for retailers • Intuit adds mobile payments acceptance.
December 6th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Inside Contactless ships 250m cards, changes name • Visa matches phone and card locations • UK debit cards overtake cash • PayPal rewards best customers • Retailers test mobile POS • Mobile barcode usage up 30% • Which mobile OS where? • and more...
December 3rd, 2010
A patent application authored by two senior Nokia executives shows how the handset manufacturer could generate revenues from the NFC phones it plans to introduce next year — without needing to get involved in mainstream mobile payments and without mobile network operators needing to invest in NFC SIMs or back office systems.
November 15th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Banks deploy OTP cards • Qantas expands next generation check-in • Visa and Gap tie coupons to purchasing • iPhone users max their cards • Subway picks Facecash • Nokia retrieves Symbian • Mobile coupons gain ground • Barclays reports contactless stats • and more...
November 8th, 2010
ARM, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), Infineon Technologies, Brightsight and Graz University of Technology, Austria have received funding from the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to develop technology that will enable a new kind of secure...
November 8th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NXP CEO picks NFC • Nacha cuts out cards • P2P payments set for growth • Bharti Airtel picks up payments license • Facebook Deals a blow • Only 4% have checked out checking in.
November 1st, 2010
The electronic components supplier's new 15mm x 20mm x 5mm NFC antenna can be incorporated into a single module that also houses the phone's main mobile communications antenna, making it easier for a handset manufacturer to build near field communication functionality into a device.
November 1st, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Czech mobile payments • Akbank pushes contactless • Visa opens up • The rich love a bargain • Germany moves to contactless ID • mFoundy's mobile banking guarantee • Amsterdam shops to refuse cash • Starbucks expands 2D payments • M-Pesa adds supermarkets • WiFi goes P2P • and more...
October 25th, 2010
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the latest thinking on how to develop successful NFC business models and explains the options available to mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, financial institutions, third party service providers — and their potential customers.
October 19th, 2010
The Taiwanese mobile network operator is to field test an innovative NFC device that supports both card emulation mode for payments, ticketing and customer loyalty applications and tag reading for mobile marketing applications and communicates with the user's phone via Bluetooth.
October 7th, 2010
Automotive components supplier Valeo has partnered with Orange to demonstrate a near field communication-based solution for sharing vehicles between several drivers. The concept is designed to be used by either individuals or companies managing a...
August 11th, 2010
The new Trusted Execution Environment specification will enable a trusted window to be created on a mobile phone's screen so that consumers can enter their PIN securely on their own phone, rather than on a retailer's POS terminal.
June 22nd, 2010
The winning entries in this year's NFC Forum Global Competition include retail payments, healthcare, education and social networking applications.
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 4th, 2010
Adding NFC functionality to a mobile phone will soon cost less than a dollar, says Innovision's Stephen Graham, with 15% to 20% of all the handsets shipped in 2012 set to include the company's low-cost NFC technology.