News stories featuring NFC Forum and NFC:
May 16th, 2013
NFC tag supplier RapidNFC has added tags based on NXP's next-generation NTAG210 IC to its product range. The chip, announced in October 2012, includes a range of built-in security features including password protection and an...
April 30th, 2013
Samsung is to introduce a new range of NFC tags because its existing TecTiles tags don't meet NFC Forum standards and won't work with the new Galaxy S4 smartphone. The phone maker's original TecTile tags...
April 24th, 2013
Identive has announced it has won an order for three million NFC tags from an unnamed retailer. The NFC Forum Type 2 tags "will be used for a mobile retail application in France", says Identive....
April 3rd, 2013
Identive has launched a Japanese version of its online NFC tag store. "In addition to an array of tags in the globally accepted NFC Forum Types 1, 2 and 4, for the Japanese market Identive...
March 20th, 2013
Wireless charging is on its way for smaller devices, by combining wireless power transmission with NFC technology, says Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre. Combining the two technologies will make it possible to design increasingly compact...
March 18th, 2013
The new tag acts as a wireless bridge between two devices, creating "virtually limitless possibilities for interactions between NFC mobile devices like smartphones and a broad range of medical, communications, entertainment and other electronic devices."
March 5th, 2013
Ten other organisations have also joined the NFC standards association for the first time, bringing total membership "to a record high of over 180 companies and non-profit groups."
March 5th, 2013
Clear2Pay has received NFC Forum certification for the latest release of its NFC Forum conformance test suite. "The test solution enables chip and device manufacturers to verify the digital conformance of NFC devices to the...
February 25th, 2013
Mobile network operators in the three countries have agreed technical specifications that will enable consumers to make use of NFC payments and other services in both their home country and abroad.
February 23rd, 2013
Testing equipment provider Comprion and software stack specialist Stollmann have announced a joint solution that allows the NFC Forum device test application testing process to be completely automated. "When testing specific protocol or application behaviour,...
January 25th, 2013
"By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers," says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.
January 15th, 2013
"A possible usage scenario could be a dual SIM plus one microSD card configuration in one device," the Taiwan-based chip maker says. "It's a great way to empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling more flexible business models."
January 15th, 2013
The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in "key vertical markets" to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments,...
January 9th, 2013
"These new agreements with Global Certification Forum (GCF), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Wi-Fi Alliance will expedite the availability and use of more globally interoperable NFC-enabled solutions," says Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum.
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.
November 27th, 2012
New companies joining the NFC standards body include Acer, Bell Mobility, China UnionPay and Lenovo. Qualcomm has upgraded to sponsor level and Kovio to principal level membership.
November 14th, 2012
The new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile phone and tablet reference devices make use of a Broadcom NFC controller chip instead of the NXP chips Google used in earlier models. Broadcom has also contributed its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project.
November 12th, 2012
"The availability of the NCI specification is significant because it makes it easier for device manufacturers to integrate chipsets from different chip manufacturers, and it defines a common level of functionality and interoperability among the components within an NFC-enabled device," says the NFC Forum.
October 31st, 2012
NXP has launched a new generation of NFC tag chips that feature a range of built-in security features. The NTAG21x family of NFC Forum Type 2 tags features improved RF performance, a range of memory...
October 8th, 2012
The new technical specification sets out the short range wireless communication performance requirements for NFC devices and is designed to ensure that any NFC Forum-compliant phone, tablet or other device will work with any other certified device.
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