News stories featuring EMVCo and NFC:
October 31st, 2013
Google has introduced support for Host Card Emulation in Android 4.4 KitKat, enabling any Android NFC device to be used for mobile payments and other secure applications — without needing access to a secure element....
October 8th, 2013
Electronic components maker Pulse Electronics has introduced an ultrathin NFC antenna that measures 35mm by 50mm by just 0.133mm, making it 28% slimmer than its previous version. The antenna is made of ferrite sheet material,...
September 3rd, 2013
Giesecke & Devrient's SkySIM CX, an NFC SIM card that allows several NFC applications to be executed at the same time, has received EMVCo, American Express, MasterCard and Visa approval, confirming it meets their requirements...
August 28th, 2013
Smartphone manufacturer ZTE is now using Micropross test equipment for internal pre-certification of its NFC-enabled devices, to ensure they meet EMVCo L1 requirements.
August 12th, 2013
NXP is using Micropross's Contactless Test Station for its EMVCo level one testing. The chip maker chose the all-in-one test equipment because of its EMVCo, NFC Forum and ISO testing capabilities as well as "its...
May 20th, 2013
UL has extended its testing services to include Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) and Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) testing, enabling payments technology providers to ensure their products adhere to EMVCo's Contactless Mobile Payment Product...
April 10th, 2013
MacKay Meters has received EMV Level 1 Contactless Certification for the latest version of its Guardian Solo parking meter. "Meeting these standards clearly shows our customers that the Solo will behave consistently when accepting NFC...
February 26th, 2013
Testing specialist Fime has been awarded additional secure element accreditation by EMVCo. Fime can now verify that a secure element meets the payments standards body's Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) and Proximity Payment System Environment...
February 22nd, 2013
"The pace of innovation in the payments industry requires a new approach that ensures innovative payment methods can be tested, approved and commercialized quickly," says Visa's Jim McCarthy.
February 20th, 2013
The electronic components maker has introduced a ferrite sheet NFC antenna for mobile phones which, it says, is 40% thinner than comparable products available today.
December 6th, 2012
Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm's Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World.
December 4th, 2012
Gemalto's UpTeq NFC SIM has now been certified by American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The SIM is available in a range of form factors and supports contactless payment and other secure services via Amex ExpressPay,...
November 7th, 2012
NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has announced the availability of a new chipset that enables NFC payment capabilities to be added to standard mobile phones. New PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chips work...
October 8th, 2012
Chip maker Renesas has chosen Micropross to supply it with EMVCo and NFC Forum compliant test equipment. "We have a long time experience in the usage of Micropross solutions," says Renesas' Takashi Tsukamoto. "We have...
September 25th, 2012
The NFC and contactless technology specialist has developed a way to turn NFC phones into "secured antennas" that can securely pull down sensitive data stored in the cloud and present it to a POS terminal or a contactless door lock — without the need to include an NFC secure element in the phone.
September 24th, 2012
The Austrian bank's CardMobile service allows low value transactions to be aggregated, removing the need for each transaction to be authorised individually while still keeping a full audit trail of purchases made.
September 5th, 2012
The new ferrite sheet antenna for NFC phones meets EMVCo's requirements for a 40mm read range, the component maker says, and can be customized to meet handset manufacturers' individual requirements.
September 5th, 2012
Chip and pin standards body EMVCo and the NFC Forum have agreed to work together to optimise the development and testing process for NFC devices. "The goal of the collaboration is to establish a framework...
March 23rd, 2012
The computer software giant is to use its own symbol to show that a Windows 8 device has NFC functionality and to indicate to a user where the NFC antenna is located.
February 27th, 2012
The new UpTeq NFC SIM meets a flight of top level security requirements and, says the digital security firm, can be used to generate legally binding digital signatures as well as deliver both e-health and e-government services.
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