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    News about MicroSD.

    Google’s Project Vault microSD features NFC for storing sensitive data

    June 1st, 2015

    Google has unveiled Project Vault, a hardware and software isolated environment in the form of a microSD card that stores the user’s sensitive data and comes equipped with NFC for authorisation. “Project Vault is a… More

    Square buys mPOS developer Kili

    March 12th, 2015

    Square has bought Kili Technology, the Canada-based mPOS startup that acquired NFC-on-microSD pioneer DeviceFidelity in November 2014. Together, says Square, “we’ll continue to lead the way in delivering simple and affordable hardware that gives our sellers a smarter and safer way to do business”.

    Kili acquires NFC microSD pioneer DeviceFidelity

    November 12th, 2014

    NFC-on-microSD pioneer DeviceFidelity has been acquired by Kili Technology, a payments processing solution provider which launched an mPOS “solution-on-a-chip” range last month. DeviceFidelity will now operate as a subsidiary of Kili with founders Deepak Jain… More

    iPhone 6 teardown shows NFC chips from NXP — and AMS

    September 19th, 2014

    A teardown conducted by iFixit shows that Apple is using NFC chips from both NXP and AMS in the new iPhone 6, which began shipping today. The inclusion of an NXP chip was expected but the AMS chip is a surprise addition. More

    French bank card association backs biometric payments

    June 16th, 2014

    Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, expects to enable member banks to issue customers with keyfobs supporting fingerprint payments… More

    Banco Santander provides students with NFC microSDs

    March 31st, 2014

    A mobile campus card service that uses NFC built into microSD cards is now live at a “number of universities”, enabling students to use their mobile phone to make payments in canteens and to access buildings…. More

    Agos Ducato pilots microSD NFC

    March 20th, 2014

    Italian financial services provider Agos Ducato is piloting microSD-based NFC payments in partnership with Visa Europe. The 1,000 participants in the trial are able to make payments at contactless-enabled merchant locations across the Milan and Monza areas.

    NFC Forum issues statement on host card emulation

    March 20th, 2014

    The NFC Forum has issued a statement outlining its position on host card emulation (HCE). The industry body confirms that the use of HCE does not conflict with its own standards but cautions that “service… More

    Garanti to issue Gemalto NFC microSDs

    February 25th, 2014

    Turkey’s Garanti bank is to begin issuing NFC microSDs to its customers during the second half of 2014, using hardware and back office technology provided by Gemalto and a microSD payment infrastructure supplied by MasterCard…. More

    Gemalto to offer Felica microSDs

    February 24th, 2014

    Sony and Gemalto are working together to add Sony FeliCa and NFC functionality to Gemalto microSD cards. “Incorporating a contactless IC and an antenna, Gemalto’s FeliCa/NFC equipped microSD cards will enable access to contactless card services simply by being inserted into mobile handsets and smartphones, including non-NFC handsets,” says Sony.

    OrientDeal offers OEM NFC phone

    November 26th, 2013

    Chinese supplier OrientDeal has launched the OrientPhone P6 Plus, an OEM NFC smartphone with a 6-inch Full HD display and 13 megapixel rear camera. Powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, the 3G… More

    Swissbit adds NFC microSD card

    November 25th, 2013

    Data storage manufacturer Swissbit has introduced the PS 100u CL, a microSD card containing a secure element. “Just an antenna needs to be attached to pin 9 and 10 of the card and all NFC phones are able to communicate with the secure element inside the microSD via the standardized ISO 14443 interface,” says Swissbit.

    Porsche and BlackBerry launch $2,350 luxury NFC phone

    November 21st, 2013

    Porsche Design has redesigned BlackBerry’s Z10 NFC smartphone with a sleeker shell and leather rear cover to create the US$2,350 P’9982. Inside, the handset is the same as the Z10 but offers 64GB of internal… More

    DeviceFidelity updates iPhone NFC case to work with SIM-based SEs

    November 19th, 2013

    DeviceFidelity will unveil an NFC case for the iPhone 5s and 5 that supports the use of a SIM card as the secure element at this week’s Cartes 2013 show in Paris. Previous versions of… More

    FIME to test VMPA on SEs

    November 13th, 2013

    Testing specialist Fime has been accredited by Visa to validate implementation of the Visa Mobile Payment Application on secure elements. VMPA is the applet stored in the secure element that enables an NFC phone to act as a Visa payments device and Fime is now be able to validate it works correctly on all types of secure elements including microSD, SIM and embedded formats.

    Bank of China launches NFC payments in Hong Kong

    October 10th, 2013

    Bank of China (Hong Kong) is to introduce a microSD card based NFC payments service before the end of the year. Selected customers will be able to use the BOC e-Wallet Mobile Payments Service “from… More

    Bank SinoPac picks Morpho for NFC pilot in Taiwan

    October 8th, 2013

    Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac has chosen technology provider Morpho to provide an end-to-end solution for a mobile payments pilot that makes use of NFC microSD cards. During the pilot, VIP customers will be able to make… More

    DeviceFidelity gets global Visa approval for CredenSE

    October 8th, 2013

    NFC microSD specialist DeviceFidelity’s CredenSE NFC microSD solution has received a global letter of compliance for Visa PayWave, enabling it to be used to make NFC payments on “more than two billion existing devices.” “DeviceFidelity… More

    Swisscom picks Trüb and Sequent for NFC

    September 11th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Swisscom is to use technology developed by Sequent Software and delivered by Trüb to enable bank card issuers and other service providers to provision cards over-the-air to subscribers’ NFC phones. Multiple phone… More

    Sony launches NFC lens-style cameras for smartphones

    September 4th, 2013

    Sony has unveiled a family of photographic zoom lenses with integrated image sensors that can be connected to Android or iOS smartphones, via NFC and WiFi, to provide a high quality, DSLR-like camera experience. Speaking… More

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