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    Apple continues NFC support in iPhone 6s

    September 10th, 2015

    Technical specifications for Apple’s new flagship smartphones — the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — reveal that the devices will support Apple Pay. There’s no news yet on whether the phone maker has added support for NFC tag read/write or peer-to-peer communication modes in the devices announced this week, however. NFC World has asked Apple for further clarification.

    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

    Think&Go demos Android NFC device for field workers

    February 25th, 2013

    Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag… More

    Sistel launches NFC pen for smartphones and tablets

    November 29th, 2012

    The vWand is designed to act as a data bridge, enabling users to read data stored on contactless ID cards and other media and forward it on to standard PCs and mobile phones via Bluetooth.  More

    NFC Forum publishes NFC Analog technical specification

    October 8th, 2012

    The new technical specification sets out the short range wireless communication performance requirements for NFC devices and is designed to ensure that any NFC Forum-compliant phone, tablet or other device will work with any other certified device. More

    China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

    July 11th, 2012

    The world’s largest mobile network operator has completed development of a China Mobile Wallet running on an NFC version of the Coolpad 8870 smartphone and will begin shipping the device in the third quarter of 2012. More

    DeviceFidelity adds full NFC functionality to iPhone

    May 16th, 2012

    The NFC-on-microSD specialist’s new iCaisse4X iPhone case combines expanded battery life with NFC card emulation, tag reading/writing and peer-to-peer capabilities. More

    NFC Forum publishes peer-to-peer communications specification

    September 29th, 2011

    The new SNEP specification employs the same NDEF commands used in tag reading and writing applications, allowing information stored on an NFC tag to be read by a phone and then passed on to other NFC phones or exchanged with a wide range of other types of NFC-enabled device. More

    STMicro announces NFC Windows 8 support

    September 22nd, 2011

    NFC chip maker STMicroelectronics has revealed it has been working with Microsoft to put support for ST’s NFC technology into the upcoming NFC-enabled Windows 8 operating system. “As an early supporter of Windows 8, ST has a unique… More

    Casio launches NFC-enabled rugged handheld terminal

    September 16th, 2011

    The DT-X8 with RFID is designed for use in warehouses, ticketing and security applications and includes support for ISO 15693 RFID tags as well as ISO 14443 A/B, FeliCa and Mifare NFC tags and cards. More

    SK Telecom launches SIM cards that add NFC to existing phones

    September 15th, 2011

    The ‘NFC on USIM’ cards support card emulation and tag read/write functions and are expected to cost in the region of US$30-40 each. Peer-to-peer support will be added towards the end of 2011.  More

    Harman to add NFC to car audio

    September 9th, 2011

    The vehicle audio and entertainment giant is to add NFC to future products, enabling drivers to interact with their in-car systems, play phone calls over car speakers, interface with diagnostics systems and more. More

    Texas Instruments enters NFC market

    August 9th, 2011

    TI has announced its first NFC product, an NFC transceiver that supports peer-to-peer communications and card emulation as well as read/write functionality and is designed to be built into a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer products. More