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    AMS sells NFC and RFID reader business to 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. More

    MasterCard partners with P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at the pump

    October 8th, 2015

    MasterCard has announced a global partnership with mobile payments at the pump provider P97 to enable mobile payments and rewards at gas stations and convenience stores that are equipped with P97’s PetroZone platform. “Powered by… More

    Intel and Inside Secure agree US$19.2m NFC technology deal

    April 1st, 2014

    Intel is to acquire Inside Secure‘s next generation NFC modem technology in a US$19.2m deal that will also see the existing NFC licensing agreement between the two companies being converted into “a broad and fully… More

    Researchers present Inverse Reader Mode concept for NFC ticketing

    March 19th, 2013

    A team of researchers from NFC Research Lab Hagenberg is working on an alternative approach to using card emulation mode for NFC ticketing applications. The concept holds the potential of enabling NFC ticketing systems to… More

    AMS launches Active Boost AFE chip that can add NFC to standard mobile phones

    March 7th, 2013

    “Active Boost technology from AMS changes the game because it enables NFC to become a ‘plug and play’ function for any device with a microSD, SD or SIM card slot,” says AMS’ Mark Dickson. More

    Inside Secure’s SIM card chipset adds NFC to standard mobile phones

    November 7th, 2012

    NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has announced the availability of a new chipset that enables NFC payment capabilities to be added to standard mobile phones. New PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chips work in… More

    Inside Secure launches multi-owner secure element

    October 29th, 2012

    “With the availability of the VaultSecure IC, smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other trusted third parties can co-own the SE and install, personalize and administer their own open- or closed-loop payment, access control, transit, loyalty or other secure applets,” says Inside’s Pierre Garnier. More

    Watchdata unveils NFC on a SIM

    February 16th, 2012

    “Our new Simpass-SC solution gives MNOs what they want right now — the most practical and quick-to-deploy form factor,” says the company’s Michael Yu. “We feel this will provide greater customer attraction and higher ROI for our MNO customers.” More