News stories featuring STMicroelectronics:
July 29th, 2016
PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has sold its NFC and RFID reader product lines to STMicroelectronics. AMS will continue to retain ownership of its NFC/RFID tag business, including the AS3955 NFC interface chip (NFiC) which AMS unveiled in May 2015.
February 23rd, 2016
PARTNER NEWS: A new reference design for wearables from processor designer ARM includes high-performance NFC technology from AMS that enables small-footprint devices with tiny antennas to couple with NFC readers as easily and reliably as…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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