News stories featuring Qualcomm and NFC:
April 5th, 2013
The HTC First is a mid-range touch screen smartphone that pushes Facebook integration to the front and centre — and includes NFC support. The Android device features Facebook Home, a "mobile experience that puts your...
February 25th, 2013
Asus has added a second PadFone with NFC to its line-up. The PadFone Infinity is an Android 4.2 LTE smartphone with a 5-inch 1920 by 1080 full HD display that combines with a 10.1-inch tablet...
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.
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.
August 8th, 2012
Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the MaxiPro5 to its line up of NFC phones. The smartphone runs Android 4.0, features a 4-inch touchscreen, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and includes "Ýþim/Özelim" (My Job/My Privacy),...
July 16th, 2012
The Turkish carrier's new MaxiPlus5 NFC phone ships with a fridge magnet customers can use to place online orders with a variety of partner merchants.
February 27th, 2012
Panasonic has announced a second Eluga smartphone with support for NFC. The Eluga Power features a 5" screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and superfast charging, allowing the device to reach 50% charge capacity...
February 9th, 2012
LG has released a video teasing its new Optimus Vu smartphone, which looks set to come with NFC. The 30-second video focuses on the phone's 4:3 screen, but Japanese blog Datacider reports that the Android...
February 8th, 2012
The prospectus for Inside Secure's IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones.
September 19th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: France to get NFC Galaxy S II, with rest of Europe to follow • iPhone speculation • A trio of NFC BlackBerrys • Casio's DT-X8 rugged terminal • Acer NFC handset could be first of many • Korea gets high-end LG NFC phone • Intel shows off Android tablet design that features NFC
September 16th, 2011
Acer is set to enter the NFC handset market in France with an entry-level device called the E320 Liquid Express — and could be about to NFC-equip all its future Android smartphones.
April 12th, 2011
Chip maker NXP is not in takeover talks, its chief executive has said, although he would consider an offer like the one Texas Instruments made for National Semiconductor, Reuters reports. NXP, which along with Sony...
February 14th, 2011
Mobile chipset giant Qualcomm has announced that the next generation of its Snapdragon mobile chipset family will include support for near field communication. The new generation of Snapdragon devices use a new processor micro-architecture known...
October 1st, 2010
Contactless and NFC specialist Inside Contactless has raised a further €50m (US$65m approx) in financing. Existing investors Gimv, Sofinnova Partners, Vertex Israel, Euro US Ventures, GGV Capital, Qualcomm Inc, Nokia Growth Partners, Samsung Ventures and...
August 31st, 2010
Wireless telecomms technology and chipset giant Qualcomm is set to become the latest mobile industry player to put an NFC expert at the heart of its digital development strategy. Qualcomm CDMA Technologies is looking for...
June 18th, 2010
Semiconductor giant Broadcom Corporation has announced it has agreed to acquire UK-based NFC specialist Innovision Research & Technology in a deal valued at US$47.5m. Innovision has developed a suite of designs, patents and expertise, known...
June 4th, 2010
Adding NFC functionality to a mobile phone will soon cost less than a dollar, says Innovision's Stephen Graham, with 15% to 20% of all the handsets shipped in 2012 set to include the company's low-cost NFC technology.
February 15th, 2010
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is demonstrating a prototype of a complete security platform for mobile handsets, designed to enable a range of services including PIN-protected mobile payments, at the Mobile World Congress. Developed with support...
February 3rd, 2010
The NFC specialist is making its NFC protocol stack available via an Apache open source license, in a move that should make it simpler and easier for manufacturers to add NFC functionality to mobile phones and other devices.
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