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.
April 28th, 2010
Consult Hyperion has agreed to help fund a PhD research project being undertaken by Thomas Diakos at the University of Surrey. "There are obvious risks associated with making transactions using the standard Chip and PIN...
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
A patent application filed by Research in Motion uses touch sensors built into the sides of a phone to switch its NFC functionality on and off, with the aim of reducing consumers' security and privacy concerns — and reducing drain on the handset's battery.
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 8th, 2010
A further four patent applications filed by Apple and relating to both NFC and mobile payments have now been published, clearly signalling that the company's interest in near field communication technology goes well beyond simply...
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 24th, 2010
The NFC Forum has announced the twenty finalists for its 2010 Global Competition. This year's entries covered a broad span of consumer and business application areas, says the NFC Forum, and came from Asia, Europe...
February 11th, 2010
The standards body has published an important draft specification that will enable developers to protect NFC tags in smart posters and other applications from being tampered with or replaced with an imposter tag.
February 3rd, 2010
ARM and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have announced a strategic partnership aimed at the development of highly secure mobile phone platforms. The partnership will combine ARM's TrustZone technology, which creates a protected area in advanced...
February 3rd, 2010
Gemalto has acquired Valimo Wireless, the world leader in mobile authentication. Valimo pioneered the use of two-channel, two-factor authentication based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Its Mobile ID solution combines an over the air platform...
December 22nd, 2009
The Taiwanese government has agreed to fund a project to develop a suite of NFC applications for Android devices, PC World reports. Mobile network operator Chunghwa Telecom and contract electronics manufacturer Cheng Uei Precision Industry...
December 16th, 2009
The three associations will design a model which will allow certification processes to be put in place to ensure that any NFC payments application will work on any platform.
September 11th, 2009
Plans to add NFC to Android phones, to develop a universal NFC wallet user interface and to test an NFC-based museum information system at the Pompidou Centre in Paris are amongst the projects that will receive grants worth a total of 'several million euros'.
August 3rd, 2009
The funding will enable the company to capitalise on international opportunities in both the NFC and the RFID markets.