News about MicroSD and NFC.
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...
June 12th, 2013
The SD Association has introduced a standard for MicroSD cards containing NFC secure elements. Smart microSD cards will make use of the Single Wire Protocol (SWP), originally introduced as a way to connect SIM cards...
May 17th, 2013
NFC technology provider C-Sam has announced a suite of NFC applets and test automation tools aimed at reducing the time needed for companies to develop, test and launch NFC products and services. C-Sam's NFC applets...
May 14th, 2013
Bank of China (Hong Kong) is in the final stages of testing an NFC payment service that uses a mixture of secure digital memory cards, SIM cards and NFC add-on devices, the South China Morning...
May 3rd, 2013
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released a set of guidelines for transport operators seeking to develop and deploy NFC mobile ticketing applications. The guidelines detail the requirements and use cases for...
April 24th, 2013
NFC-on-microSD specialist DeviceFidelity has been granted patent number ZL200880107195.2 in China, bringing the company's portfolio up to a total of 40 patents relating to NFC and security technologies. The newly-issued patent covers an NFC based...
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.
January 15th, 2013
"A possible usage scenario could be a dual SIM plus one microSD card configuration in one device," the Taiwan-based chip maker says. "It's a great way to empower ecosystem players to launch their NFC services right away by enabling more flexible business models."
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."
December 7th, 2012
Good Technology's Good Vault enterprise email security solution for iPhones can now use a sleeve from DeviceFidelity to hold a microSD card as part of its two factor authentication scheme. A secure element on the...
December 6th, 2012
Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm's Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World.
November 28th, 2012
DeviceFidelity's NFC mobile wallet solution is now available at MetroPCS stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Moneto Android kit is based on a prepaid MasterCard account and uses an NFC-enabled microSD card to...
November 16th, 2012
The prepaid card specialist's 84 financial institution clients will be able to provide customers with mobile wallets based on DeviceFidelity's Moneto platform, which uses NFC-enabled cases and microSD cards to add mobile payments capabilities to Apple iPhone and Android devices.
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...
October 31st, 2012
The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster.
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.
October 16th, 2012
The new device includes two secure elements, allowing users with standard mobile phones to make both NFC payments in stores and securely access mobile banking and online payments services.
October 8th, 2012
Australian banking group ANZ has begun an NFC payments field trial and announced plans to launch a commercial service in 2013. The small pilot project uses Samsung Galaxy S III Android phones. "ANZ has selected...
October 5th, 2012
For mobile network operators, the introduction reflects industry agreement on a very complex subject matter, says the secure element standards organisation. "For service providers and issuers it provides reassurances that an application will perform as intended regardless of the mobile device being used."
September 24th, 2012
The Austrian bank's CardMobile service allows low value transactions to be aggregated, removing the need for each transaction to be authorised individually while still keeping a full audit trail of purchases made.