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    NFC secure element shipments grow 40% in 2015

    November 18th, 2015

    A total of 490m NFC secure elements will be shipped in 2015, up 40% on the 350m shipped in 2014, smart security industry association Eurosmart reports. A total of 590m units is expected to ship in 2016, up 20% on 2015. More

    Barcelona introduces contactless and NFC mobile payments across public transport network

    November 13th, 2015

    Citizens across Barcelona can now use contactless cards, NFC phones and devices such as smartwatches to access the city’s transportation network as well as rent a bicycle at the train station or pay motorway tolls. More

    Meet NFC World’s partners at Cartes

    November 13th, 2015

    NFC World partners AMS, Clear2Pay/FIS OTS, Kona, Gemalto, Mahindra Comviva and NXP will be exhibiting at Cartes in Paris from November 17-19. Here’s what you can expect to see from these industry leaders, and where… More

    Fashion retailer TopShop launches range of contactless payment accessories

    November 11th, 2015

    UK fashion retailer TopShop has launched a range of accessories equipped with Barclaycard’s bPay technology that enable shoppers to make tap and go payments at any contactless terminal. The TopShop x bPay range will come… More

    G&D provides NFC chip and operating system for Swatch smartwatch

    November 4th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is providing the embedded smart card chip and operating system used in the NFC contactless payment smartwatch launched by Swatch in China last month. “We are very proud and… More

    MasterCard extends tokenization platform to clothing, accessories and wearable devices

    October 26th, 2015

    MasterCard has extended the capabilities of its tokenization service to enable payments to be made using “virtually any device”, including NFC-enabled clothing, jewellery and vehicle keyfobs. “Products will begin rolling out in 2016 in the US,” the payments network says, “with plans to expand to other markets.” More

    NFC gnomes store messages for lovers

    October 22nd, 2015

    Startup Gnoments has developed gnome soft toys that come equipped with NFC chips to allow consumers to add links to sound recordings, videos and photos that can be accessed with a tap of a loved… More

    AMS unveils NFC chip and antenna for adding payments and ticketing to wearable devices

    October 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has introduced an NFC payments and ticketing solution for manufacturers of smartwatches, wristbands and other small devices that only have room for an extremely small antenna. “The new AS3921 is… More

    NXP backs NFC hackathon

    October 16th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP is sponsoring a series of hackathons centred on NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy and RFID technologies. The first TrackHack event takes place from November 20-22 in London. “We want to see how people work with NFC, what the main issues are, how easy they find NFC designs, what other tools they may need and, of course, which simple applications they can create in only a few hours,” NXP told NFC World.

    60% of US cards to support EMV by year end

    October 1st, 2015

    Six in ten US payment cards (60%) will include an EMV chip by the end of 2015, research from the Payment Security Task Force shows, and that number will grow to 98% by the end of 2017. Task Force members include Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, First Data, MasterCard, Visa, US Bank and Wells Fargo.

    iPhone 6s includes NXP’s 66V10 NFC controller

    September 29th, 2015

    A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple has included NXP’s 66V10 controller in the new iPhone 6s models — a different chip to the 65V10 module included in the iPhone 6. NXP declined to comment on the differences between the two parts when asked by NFC World.

    PayPal to launch contactless reader in US

    September 29th, 2015

    PayPal is to introduce its PayPal Here contactless card reader in the US on September 30, following its launch in the UK in August 2015. “The reader works on both iOS and Android platforms and accepts chip card transactions, magnetic stripe and contactless NFC transactions including Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and any other NFC-enabled device or card,” PayPal writes in a blog post.

    Square to begin shipping NFC mPOS in December

    September 25th, 2015

    Mobile POS provider Square will begin shipping its EMV and contactless chip card reader in December 2015. “If you preorder a contactless and chip card reader, Square’s Liability Shift Protection is available to you for free, from the moment you preorder until your reader arrives,” the company says. Square unveiled the NFC mPOS terminals during Apple’s WWDC in June 2015 and offered the first 250,000 free of charge.

    Nine in ten US financial institutions working on EMV

    September 11th, 2015

    Nine in ten US financial institutions have either begun issuing EMV debit cards or are planning to do so by the end of 2015, research from Pulse reveals. 25% of US debit cards — approximately 71m — will be migrated to chip by year-end, with this number expected to rise to 73% by the end of 2016 and 96% by the end of 2017.

    18% of US Visa cards contain EMV chip

    September 9th, 2015

    Almost one fifth (18%) of the 720m Visa-branded credit, debit and prepaid cards in the US included an EMV chip and some 295,000 merchant locations were enabled for chip card acceptance as of July 2015, up 19% from 247,000 at the end of June 2015, Visa has told NFC World. Some 36,663 ATMs can now read EMV chip cards.

    Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk

    September 3rd, 2015

    Samsung’s fashion division is to showcase a smart suit equipped with an NFC chip in its sleeve at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The item from Samsung C&T Fashion Group will be one of four on show over the next week as the company unveils its platform brand for wearables which aims to integrate fashion design and technology. More

    Half of Brits expect to replace cash with new technologies

    August 28th, 2015

    More than a quarter of UK consumers (27%) think they will be making payments using wearable devices including watches and wristbands within 10 years, 22% think they will be regularly using their fingerprint to make… More

    NFC chip market to rise 50.6%

    August 26th, 2015

    The global NFC chip market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.6% by volume over the period 2014-2019, analysts from market research firm Technavio predict in the company’s ‘Global NFC Chips Market 2015-2019’ report.

    Less than half of US small businesses aware of EMV liability shift

    August 7th, 2015

    Only 49% of small business owners in the US that accept point-of-sale card payments today are aware of the EMV liability shift on October 1, with just 29% intending to make the change before the deadline and 34% intending to do so afterwards. More

    DigiSEq gets MasterCard approval to provision payments to mass market wearables

    August 4th, 2015

    MasterCard has approved a solution that enables payment credentials to be provisioned to wearable devices with a secure element and NFC antenna. The move could give consumers the option of buying any wearable from a… More

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