News stories featuring GlobalPlatform and NFC:
May 2nd, 2013
Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation.
February 27th, 2013
GlobalPlatform has updated its System Messaging Specification for Management of Mobile-NFC Services to more specifically address how service providers can connect and communicate with other actors operating within the NFC ecosystem. The specification was introduced...
January 7th, 2013
GlobalPlatform has qualified two UL test tools, the Collis Compliance Test Suite for GlobalPlatform Mapping Guidelines and the Collis Compliance Test Suite for GlobalPlatform SWP and HCI. "The qualification of these test suites results in...
October 29th, 2012
"With the availability of the VaultSecure IC, smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other trusted third parties can co-own the SE and install, personalize and administer their own open- or closed-loop payment, access control, transit, loyalty or other secure applets," says Inside's Pierre Garnier.
October 22nd, 2012
The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices.
October 5th, 2012
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released version 2.0 of its Cipurse open transit ticketing standard. Cipurse v2 "comprises a single, consistent set of specifications for all security, personalization, administration and life-cycle...
October 5th, 2012
For mobile network operators, the introduction reflects industry agreement on a very complex subject matter, says the secure element standards organisation. "For service providers and issuers it provides reassurances that an application will perform as intended regardless of the mobile device being used."
July 9th, 2012
ATM maker Diebold has joined smart card and secure element standards body GlobalPlatform. "We will use our involvement in GlobalPlatform to proactively plan for technology changes that might impact automated teller machines," says the company's...
July 3rd, 2012
Standards bodies GlobalPlatform and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) have formed a joint work group to collaborate on mobile device security standards. The work group will share expertise and coordinate activity around setting out technical...
June 21st, 2012
Secure element standards body GlobalPlatform has released Secure Element Access Control, a new specification designed to ensure that unauthorised applications residing in a mobile device are unable to communicate with an NFC secure element (SE)....
June 20th, 2012
Advanced energy-metering supplier Wasion Group is to begin deploying new NFC-enabled post-pay electricity meters in the city of Chongqing, China, from this month. Wasion's new meters include an NFC system-in-a-package (SiP) solution supplied by ST...
May 18th, 2012
GlobalPlatform has released two specification documents for use by software developers working with trusted execution environments. TEE Systems Architecture v1.0 explains the hardware and software architectures involved, while the TEE Internal API Specification v1.0 sets...
April 23rd, 2012
Chinese chip manufacturer Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics has joined secure chip standards body GlobalPlatform as an observer member. "We provide many kinds of secure chips to card suppliers, chip operating system developers and application providers around...
April 16th, 2012
NFC secure element management specialist Sequent Software has joined standards body GlobalPlatform as an observer member. "GlobalPlatform specifications are at the centre of interoperability for the secure contactless services market, and that is where Sequent...
April 3rd, 2012
The partnership will see the organisation responsible for setting core NFC functionality standards working with the association which handles secure element specifications to support the development of internationally interoperable, multi-application NFC solutions.
March 6th, 2012
The secure chip standards body is working on a new approach to the management of NFC secure elements that would allow consumers to pick their own 'trusted token' and appoint their own secure service provider.
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.
February 21st, 2012
EMVCo, the standards body collectively owned by American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, has officially recognised the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program for validating secure elements as an integral part of its mobile payment certification process. The...
February 10th, 2012
GlobalPlatform is to publish a series of guides that aim to explain in simple terms the technology developments it is working on and how they will benefit the industry. The first focuses on the Trusted...
January 4th, 2012
GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance have announced they are to work together to create a standard way for mobile app developers to securely include calls to NFC secure elements from within their programs. The memorandum of understanding...
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