December 19th, 2011
The mobile network operators' association has published new specifications which could give carriers a major advantage over competing mobile wallet providers but, the GSMA says, the changes are due to technical rather than commercial reasons.
December 15th, 2011
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the current state of play in the international NFC market, explains the critical factors for success, identifies the issues that remain to be resolved and analyses the opportunities for growth in the year ahead.
December 12th, 2011
Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" does not support NFC, Microsoft has told NFC World. The confirmation follows a report on Friday that the company had already designed NFC into Windows phones. "While near field communications is...
November 22nd, 2011
Gemalto has become the first smart card provider to get GlobalPlatform certification for an NFC SIM product, following the launch of GlobalPlatform's compliance programme earlier this year. The smart card and SIM supplier picked testing...
November 21st, 2011
The two associations will create international standards for SD and microSD format secure elements for use in NFC services as well as a wide range of other applications.
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.
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.
September 29th, 2011
The new SNEP specification employs the same NDEF commands used in tag reading and writing applications, allowing information stored on an NFC tag to be read by a phone and then passed on to other NFC phones or exchanged with a wide range of other types of NFC-enabled device.
September 13th, 2011
"NXP has a deep understanding of NFC and we are working with them to deliver the right hardware, software and support to bring this technology to our partners, developers, and ultimately the consumer," says the software giant's Aidan Marcuss.
September 9th, 2011
The flexible labels don't need a battery and automatically light up or display information when they are read by an NFC phone.
August 26th, 2011
A software development kit for the new version of the handset maker's operating system, which includes support for NFC tag reading and writing, is now available to download.
August 23rd, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Android 4 phone could come in October • Rogers planning NFC launch? • Tags stores take off • Jiepang eyes mobile commerce • Tagstar shields tags • BlackBerry NFC delay • Turkcell tests tickets • Vivotech adds NFC POS terminal • and more...
August 15th, 2011
The capacitive sensing technology specialist has integrated an NFC antenna into its trackpad and touch panel modules, enabling a single input device to be used for both NFC and touch interactions.
August 12th, 2011
A new production process developed by a UK startup could reduce the cost of NFC tags to significantly under five cents a unit, making it practical for tags to be used in a wide array of new application areas.
August 4th, 2011
NXP, AuthenTec and DeviceFidelity have announced they are developing reference designs for Android NFC phones that will ensure a mobile payment can only be made after the user has proved their identity by swiping their finger across a biometric sensor built into the handset.
August 1st, 2011
The Mozilla Foundation, responsible for the development of the Firefox open source browser, has announced plans for Boot to Gecko, a new open source operating system designed specifically for mobile phones and tablets. Mozilla's Robert...
July 11th, 2011
Apple has been granted a patent covering the addition of an NFC antenna to electronic devices such as computer monitors where standard methods of integrating NFC may cause problems generating a sufficiently robust signal strength....
June 16th, 2011
The new tag data format will allow NFC phone users to access location-based information without having to go online.
May 23rd, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Twitter and Docomo add 'touch and follow' • Doubletwist shares songs with NFC • Airtag offers P2P loyalty • Lifera and Taztag tie up • Lockitron opens doors with NFC • DPT unveils NFC-enabled car park pay machine • SK C&C USA rebrands as CorFire • Bayer puts antennas into decorative films • Mobey Forum expands • and much more...
May 19th, 2011
The concept combines NFC tags placed at strategic points around a building, GPS and a downloadable layout app to guide visitors all the way from their home or office to a particular room, aisle or store.