News stories featuring Tyfone:
December 12th, 2012
“Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions,” says Jay Emmanuel, technology VP at IQT. “We believe that Tyfone’s technology has the potential to address a wide range of complex government and commercial secure identity challenges.”
June 20th, 2012
NFC-on-microSD specialist Tyfone is to supply mobile banking solutions, including its NFC payments technology, to two US credit unions. Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) will use a cloud-hosted instance of Tyfone’s u4ia mobile platform…
May 21st, 2012
Two patents that relate to miniaturising NFC antennas to fit within microSD cards and other small form factors are now available for licensing. US based NFC-on-microSD pioneer Tyfone has secured further patents that it says…
September 23rd, 2011
The US NFC specialist has signed a manufacturing and distribution deal with Taiwan’s AboMem technology that will see the company’s SideTap NFC-enabled microSD device become widely available for the first time.
June 6th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more…
June 6th, 2011
Chinese electronics manufacturer Netcom has demonstrated an NFC-enabled microSD card at the Computex 2011 show in Taipei. The new card carries 8GB of memory as well as adding NFC capabilities to existing mobile phones but,…
December 15th, 2010
MicroSD and NFC solutions provider Tyfone has been granted a further US patent. The new patent is entitled “Asymmetric cryptography with user authentication” and has an effective filing date of July 15, 2005. It follows…
December 3rd, 2010
NBS Technologies has announced the development of personalization scripts for Tyfone‘s SideTap NFC microSD device, enabling new and existing NBS customers using the company’s UbiQPersoMaster personalization software to support Tyfone’s NFC solution. “Our partnership with…
November 22nd, 2010
NFC-on-microSD specialist Tyfone has been granted another patent that covers its use of memory cards as an NFC-enabler in mobile phones. US patent 7,828,214, “Mobile phone with electronic transaction card”, was issued on 9 November…
October 20th, 2010
Datacard has acquired Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS), providers of the CardWizard Perso-to-Go instant in-branch card personalization and issuing solution used by 500 banks, predominantly in the US. Perso-to-Go includes the ability to provision a payments…
September 17th, 2010
The payments processing giant has signed a deal with Korea’s SK C&C, responsible for the technology behind SK Telecom’s mobile contactless payments service, and will begin offering a turnkey NFC payments service to US banks from the first quarter of 2011.
Tyfone’s investors explain why they took part in the MicroSD format NFC supplier’s $5m funding round
September 6th, 2010
“The investors who participated in our Series B financing round bring unique expertise within financial services and we’ll benefit from their knowledge beyond the value of their financial investment in Tyfone,” says the company’s CEO.
August 19th, 2010
NFC specialist Tyfone has raised additional funding of US$4,963,364, according to a newly published SEC filing. Tyfone first announced in January 2009 that it had developed a microSD format NFC solution that could be retrofitted…
March 16th, 2010
The cards “will be sold where consumers buy memory cards today, including retail merchants and major network operators as well as new locations such as mass transit kiosks and financial institution branch locations,” says First Data, and “SideTap MicroSD cards may also come pre-bundled in handsets.”
March 11th, 2010
Pre-production test runs of its SideTap microSD format NFC solution have now been successfully completed, says Tyfone, and volume production will begin during the second half of this year.
September 28th, 2009
The ‘Electronic Transaction Card’ patent covers the use of a memory card as an electronic wallet and the ability to use that memory card for the secure transmission of financial information.
September 17th, 2009
The credit union will use Tyfone’s u4ia platform to deliver a ‘standard’ mobile banking service but, says OnPoint, “Tyfone’s unique secure memory card technology gives us exceptional flexibility to deliver some very exciting new member services down the road.”
June 17th, 2009
OPINION: The question of how to begin offering mass market NFC services when inexpensive NFC phones are still some time away is finally beginning to resolve itself.
January 19th, 2009
NFCW has received details of two more NFC products on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, from Cell Idea in Hong Kong and TazTag in France.
January 12th, 2009
The company’s patented technology allows an NFC secure element, controller and antenna to be built into SD and microSD cards, making it possible for mobile phone and PDA owners to add near field communication capabilities to their devices by just adding a Tyfone card.
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