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    Apple patent reignites iPhone NFC hopes

    September 9th, 2013

    A newly published patent application shows that Apple has been working on ways to combine the fingerprint verification technology it acquired in July 2012 with NFC — and may also be eyeing a variation of… More

    iPhone 5S to include NFC and fingerprint security?

    March 11th, 2013

    Reports from Taiwan suggest that local firm Chipbond has won a major contract from Apple to build components for a forthcoming iPhone 5S. “iPhone 5S will also feature NFC (near field communication) fingerprint recognition technology, with Chipbond… More

    Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

    November 19th, 2012

    The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More

    No NFC announced for iPhone 5

    September 12th, 2012

    There’s no mention of NFC in the list of hardware improvements announced for the new iPhone 5 today, and there was only a very brief mention of the Passbook mobile wallet feature which was announced in June…. More

    SEC filing triggers speculation on iPhone 5 with NFC

    August 16th, 2012

    Examination of a proxy statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission by Authentec, linked to Apple’s recent bid to acquire the firm for US$356m, has led to renewed speculation that the next iPhone… More

    Apple buys fingerprint biometrics specialist Authentec

    July 27th, 2012

    The company’s products include a fingerprint sensor for NFC mobile phones that ensures only the registered user of a device can gain access to their mobile wallet. More

    NFC phones and tablets with fingerprint security protection “expected later this year”

    May 14th, 2012

    A new fingerprint sensor from Authentec is now being designed into a number of new devices so that NFC phone users can add an extra layer of protection to their mobile wallets, the company says. More

    TazPad Android NFC tablet to include fingerprint biometric security

    August 23rd, 2011

    French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has integrated AuthenTec‘s TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet. TazPad was first announced in February and is designed for “professionals who want to link a bank, a… More

    NFC phones to get biometric security support

    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. More

    NFC news in brief • 11 Oct 2010

    October 11th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Osaifu-Keitai smartphone • Antenna designer broadcasts Samsung success • St Petersburg metro test • NFC is key to BMW’s Connected Drive • NFC Forum’s new member • Gauthier moves to PayPal • Toro and Collis partner up • and more… More

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