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    ST includes AMS NFC chip in dev kit for IoT and wearables

    November 19th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: AMS’s BoostedNFC technology has been included by STMicroelectronics in a new NFC board that will let developers quickly implement secure contactless technology in devices with tight space constraints, such as IoT nodes and… More

    Apple Watch carries NFC components from NXP and AMS

    May 1st, 2015

    A teardown of the Apple Watch shows a design centred on a custom processor with NFC components from NXP and AMS, ABI Research has revealed. The device includes NFC so that wearers can make Apple Pay contactless… More

    Chip makers AMS and ST team up for wearable NFC payments

    February 26th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: The technology used to boost the NFC signal in Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is now being made available for easy use by a wide range of wearable device and mobile phone… More

    Supermarket in a box gives staff chance to shop at work

    February 12th, 2015

    Employees at chip maker STMicroelectronics’ Catania office in Italy can now order and pay for fresh food, groceries and personal hygiene products from their mobile phone and then collect their order from a unique “supermarket… More

    Premo introduces compact NFC antenna

    March 19th, 2014

    A new NFC antenna aimed at today’s slimmer smartphones has been introduced by Premo. The ZC1003HF measures 10mm by 10mm by 3.1mm high and uses a z-axis design to reduce board space while offering up… More

    ST offers NFC kit for IoT

    February 14th, 2014

    STMicroelectronics is introducing a kit for developers interested in using its M24SR dynamic NFC tags for internet of things applications. The M24SR Discovery kit “contains everything engineers need to start adding NFC connectivity to any kind of electrical device, from fitness watches and loudspeakers to washing machines and water meters,” says ST.

    ST adds dynamic tag memories

    November 19th, 2013

    STMicroelectronics has introduced a range of ‘dynamic NFC tag memories’ — dual interface ICs designed for adding NFC functionality to utility meters, printers, cookers, washing machines, digital cameras and other consumer electronics and electrical devices. The new M24SR series is ideal for enabling Bluetooth pairing, says ST, or for resetting the clock on appliances after a power cut or a change in daylight saving hours.

    ST updates NFC SE

    November 18th, 2013

    STMicroelectronics has introduced the ST33G1M2, a secure microcontroller that can be used as an NFC secure element, either embedded into a mobile device or integrated into a SIM. “With its unique combination of support for NFC UICC and eSE applications and the entire Mifare portfolio, plus enhanced connectivity and large on-chip flash memory, this device dramatically extends opportunities for issuers to manage secure access to multiple services using the same card,” says ST’s Laurent Degauque.

    Daewoo fridge includes dynamic NFC tag

    July 24th, 2013

    Korean electronics manufacturer Dongbu Daewoo has introduced the Classe Cube, a refrigerator which includes NFC technology provided by STMicroelectronics. A built-in M24LR dynamic NFC/RFID tag collects and transfers sensor data from the fridge to an… More

    ABI reports NFC chip market shares

    June 12th, 2013

    A total of 168m NFC controller ICs and 144m NFC secure element chips were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, and NXP topped the chip supplier list for both. For NFC controller chips, NXP… More

    Casio picks STMicro for rugged NFC smartphone

    April 22nd, 2013

    The 4G LTE G’zOne CA-201L is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, says Casio, and can be used for mobile payments applications as well as NFC read/write functions. More

    STMicro offers batteryless NFC developer kit

    November 15th, 2012

    A new developer kit from STMicroelectronics is designed to provide engineers with everything they need to start designing battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with NFC smartphones. The M24LR Discovery Kit is based on… More

    Telecom Italia to test NFC in Milan

    February 27th, 2012

    The Italian mobile network operator is to work with French technology cluster Pole SCS on the development of a range of innovative NFC services which will be introduced first in the city of Milan from later this year. More

    Melexis puts NFC in cars

    January 20th, 2012

    Semiconductor maker Melexis has launched an NFC transceiver chip designed and rated for use in the automotive market. The MLX90132 Transceiver IC comes as a 5x5mm QFN package and is expected to be used in keyless entry systems, alarm and immobilizer control and user preference configuration. The chip, produced in partnership with STMicroelectronics, is available in sample quantities now.

    NFC goes green: New ST chips use energy harvesting to replace the need for batteries

    November 8th, 2011

    The new wireless memory chips harvest the energy generated from NFC and RFID actions to power up small devices so that a battery or other power supply no longer needs to be included. More

    STMicro announces NFC Windows 8 support

    September 22nd, 2011

    NFC chip maker STMicroelectronics has revealed it has been working with Microsoft to put support for ST’s NFC technology into the upcoming NFC-enabled Windows 8 operating system. “As an early supporter of Windows 8, ST has a unique… More

    STMicro shows potential of NFC in electronic devices

    September 6th, 2011

    The chip maker has released an Android app that shows how NFC phones can be used in conjunction with its M24LR64 wireless memory chip to interact with a wide range of electronic devices including consumer electronics, smart meters, home appliances and portable healthcare devices. More

    Mifare4Mobile sets out future of Mifare on NFC devices

    May 17th, 2011

    The Mifare4Mobile Industry Group has announced a new roadmap for Mifare4Mobile which sets out the way ahead for the deployment of Mifare-based transportation tickets on NFC devices. Version 2.0 of the specification is now set to… More

    ST-Ericsson to add NFC to wireless platforms

    April 4th, 2011

    The chief chip architect of wireless platform and semiconductor maker ST-Ericsson has said the company will integrate NFC capabilities in its platforms alongside other connectivity functions, ITProPortal reports. Louis Tannyeres did not give details about timing, but… More

    Gemalto and ST sign NFC partnership deal

    March 28th, 2011

    Gemalto and STMicroelectronics have formed a new partnership with the aim of offering NFC solutions that provide the highest possible levels of end-to-end security. The deal will see the two companies working together to combine… More

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