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    NFC Forum issues new technical specifications that widen tag support and enhance interoperability

    October 14th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has published one adopted and three candidate technical specifications, offering new capabilities that support improved RF communication, new and legacy tag support, NFC-V technology and active communication mode, which balances power consumption… More

    NFC Forum adds new members

    August 25th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has added new associate, implementer and non-profit members, following the recent addition of Apple as a sponsor member. “Representing industries as diverse as automotive electronics, digital imaging, microelectronics and asset management, the 19 new members include organisations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US,” the association says. (See the full list of new members here…)

    Apple joins NFC Forum

    August 12th, 2015

    Apple has joined the NFC Forum as a sponsor member as of August 11. “The top tier of NFC Forum membership, sponsor membership, entitles an organisation to a seat on the NFC Forum board of directors, the association’s governing body,” NFC Forum director Paula Hunter says. “We are delighted to welcome Apple to our board of directors as an NFC Forum sponsor member.”

    NXP introduces plug and play NFC solution for Internet of Things

    June 23rd, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP Semiconductors has unveiled a ‘plug and play’ NFC controller with integrated firmware and an NCI interface that is aimed at accelerating NFC adoption in the internet of things (IoT) by allowing hardware… More

    NFC Forum adds support for Type V tags

    June 17th, 2015

    The NFC Forum has released a new candidate specification that extends the functionality of NFC devices to include formal support for a new category of NFC tag. NCI 2.0 also enables tag data stored on… More

    Signature spec promises tamper-proof NFC tags

    April 21st, 2015

    The NFC Forum has published the second version of its specification for signing and vouching for the integrity of data held in NFC tags, adding support for compact certificates and new signature algorithms. The Signature Record… More

    White paper identifies clear consumer preference for NFC

    February 23rd, 2015

    NFC Technology: How Changing Consumer Preferences Create New Opportunities For Retailers, a 26-page white paper that presents the results of a Strategy Analytics and NFC Forum study into US consumer attitudes to NFC, QR codes and Bluetooth beacons in retail, is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre. “In five of six use cases identified, more than twice as many consumers preferred NFC to the leading alternative,” the survey found.

    NFC gets 75% approval rating from US consumers

    February 13th, 2015

    The speed, convenience and control of NFC have made it a clear winner with the American public in a study conducted by Strategy Analytics for the NFC Forum. “Once you get the technology into the… More

    Fime gets NFC Forum analog testing qualification

    January 5th, 2015

    NFC testing specialist Fime has announced its labs in Asia, EMEA and Korea have been qualified to perform NFC Forum analog certification testing. “These Fime laboratories are now authorised to perform all forms of NFC Forum certification testing, covering analog, digital, logical link control protocol and simple NDEF exchange protocol (SNEP),” the company explains.

    NXP unveils secure NFC solution for connected cars

    November 4th, 2014

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a portfolio of NFC products designed to make it easier for car manufacturers to enable drivers and passengers to securely connect their mobile phone with a range of in-vehicle services…. More

    NFC Forum publishes connection handover paper

    September 24th, 2014

    The NFC Forum has published guidelines for developers looking to use NFC to easily establish a connection between two devices and then hand over to Bluetooth or WiFi for high speed or long distance data exchange. Connection Handover User Experience Recommendations includes general guidance for all applications, for audio and video streaming use cases, and recommendations specific to Bluetooth use.

    SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

    September 23rd, 2014

    Memory card standards group the SD Association has expanded its iSDIO specification to include support for TransferJet, a short range contactless communications technology that enables data to be transferred between devices at high speed. “TransferJet technology… More

    NFC Forum expands certification program

    September 23rd, 2014

    The NFC Forum has added analog testing to its certification program, enabling device manufacturers to prove that their products are compliant with international radio frequency (RF) performance specifications for the first time. Certification testing for… More

    NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices

    September 5th, 2014

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled a dynamic NFC chip that can be used by electronic device makers to let consumers use their mobile phone as a remote user interface “rather than relying on expensive touchscreens… More

    Toshiba offers dynamic NFC tag

    July 15th, 2014

    Toshiba has introduced an NFC Forum Type 3 tag chip that includes a wired interface, enabling it to be used to collect and store dynamic data generated by “normally standalone products, such as calculators, clocks, and healthcare items”. Data, such as blood pressure readings, can then be transferred to the user’s smartphone via NFC.

    New guide explains how to connect BLE and NFC devices

    June 17th, 2014

    The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have updated their “Bluetooth secure simple pairing using NFC” developer guide. The new edition includes information on how NFC can be used to let consumers… More

    NFC Forum updates certification policy

    June 13th, 2014

    The NFC Forum is to introduce a series of changes to its certification policy in January 2015. The changes include new rules for inheritance, new processes for rolling out new functionality and for implementing updates to existing test cases. “To ensure that all stakeholders have sufficient time to adjust to the changes, the Forum is making available to members a preview copy for their review,” the association says.

    NFC Forum updates specs with support for pairing at a distance

    April 16th, 2014

    New versions of nine NFC Forum specifications have been published today, including version 1.3 of the NFC Connection Handover Technical Specification which now provides a way to use an intermediary NFC device to set up… More

    NFC Forum issues statement on host card emulation

    March 20th, 2014

    The NFC Forum has issued a statement outlining its position on host card emulation (HCE). The industry body confirms that the use of HCE does not conflict with its own standards but cautions that “service… More

    NFC Forum adds members

    March 13th, 2014

    Xerox and Thinfilm have joined the NFC Forum as principal members. Nine companies have joined as associate members — Allion, Amotech, DigiCert, Ixxi, Korea Smart Card Co, PLDS, Seiko Epson, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies and TUV Rheinland. A further ten companies have joined as implementer members: AK Stamping, BMW, Elatec, NEC Tokin, Prestigio, Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics, Silicon Craft Technology, Sino-American Electronics (SAC), Sonim and Yulong.

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