News stories featuring NXP 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...
March 18th, 2013
NXP Semiconductors shipped 125m NFC chips for smartphones and tablets in 2012, beating previous projections. The chip maker's figures received a boost when Samsung shipped 40m Galaxy S III smartphones equipped with NXP chips in...
February 25th, 2013
Thailand's largest mobile network operator will be the first in Asia to test DragonFly, a next-generation SIM card from Oberthur that promises to provide mass transit operators with faster NFC transaction processing times.
February 23rd, 2013
Chip maker NXP has licensed Intrinsic ID's Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) technology for use with its SmartMX2 smart card and secure element chips. "PUFs are an innovative way of safeguarding individual chips from data theft...
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 7th, 2013
German RFID specialist Tagitron has launched a range of NFC tags designed for industrial applications. The new HardTag range, which offers IP68 dust and water resistance, is available in a number of form factors featuring...
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 13th, 2012
Car maker Audi has signed a strategic partnership deal with NXP that will see the two companies working on eight areas of automotive innovation, including NFC, Car-to-X communications, telematics and high-voltage controls for electric vehicles.
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 31st, 2012
The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster.
October 22nd, 2012
Chip maker NXP and content mobility specialist sMedio have announced they are working together on NFC-WiFi solutions that will make it easy for content to be transferred between NFC-enabled Windows 8 PCs and phones running...
October 19th, 2012
Product labelling supplier FineLine Technologies, NFC and QR code specialist ClikGenie and tag maker Smartrac have launched ClikSecure, an NFC-based service for brands and retailers. ClikSecure offers both product authentication for brands and information services...
October 12th, 2012
Indian mobile payments service Ara eTap, which was unveiled by Yeldi Softcom in July, has picked NXP and Identive to supply it with NFC payment tags. The service is due to launch "in the coming...
October 3rd, 2012
NXP has now shipped 100m of its PN544 NFC controllers, the company reports. "The NFC market continues to evolve rapidly," says NXP's Michael Maader. "NFC is coming to many new tablets, laptops, speakers and headsets...
September 26th, 2012
Readers of "Catch the Sun: Ballooning Across the Globe" will be able to use their NFC phone and the tags embedded throughout the book to access movie clips, download music, share to social media and even add their own content.
September 24th, 2012
Researchers at Intrepidus Group have demonstrated how an Android NFC phone can be used to add value to a transit card without paying but, says NXP, the vulnerability is limited to transportation card issuers that haven't upgraded from Mifare Ultralight to the newer Mifare Ultralight C technology.
September 19th, 2012
HTC has announced its first two WP8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X with NFC and the Windows Phone 8S, which does not include NFC. The 8X, which includes a PN544 NFC controller from NXP, has...
September 6th, 2012
New software for Seeed Studio's US$30 NFC shield for Arduino, an add-on that brings NFC functionality to the low cost computing platform via an NXP PN532 controller, has been released. The new library replaces the...
July 25th, 2012
40% of these are either in production already or will be going into production over the next few quarters, says CEO Rick Clemmer, as the company reports revenues of US$50m from its emerging ID business.
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