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Thinfilm to buy Kovio’s NFC tech

January 15th, 2014

Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Kovio’s printed NFC tag technology. Kovio’s NFC Barcodes use silicon ink and thin film technology and hold the promise of ultra low cost tags that can be directly printed onto product labels, coupons and packaging.

Android 4.2 adds NFC barcodes

November 15th, 2012

The release of Android 4.2 sees support for Kovio‘s NFC Barcode printed tags added to the operating system. NFC Barcodes use silicon ink and thin film technology and hold the promise of ultra-low-cost tags that can be directly printed onto product labels, coupons and packaging.

Kovio raises $15m to bring low-cost NFC tags to shops

June 13th, 2011

Printed tag pioneer Kovio has raised US$15million in new equity financing led by Tyco Retail Solutions, a leading retail inventory and asset protection specialist. The funding will enable the pair to “deliver solutions that take… More

NFC medical platform to enable self-testing for pregnancy, fertility, pathogens, Aids, drugs, allergens and certain types of cancers

January 17th, 2011

NFC phones will soon be used to self-test for a number of medical conditions, to automatically report on the status of patients with chronic health conditions and to monitor the health of those who have been recently discharged from hospital, says Dr John Peeters, founder of Gentag. More

Inside and Kovio add NFC support to ultra-low-cost printed RFID tags

January 5th, 2011

“Consumers, while they shop, will be able to interact with smart labels on products and smart posters to receive product details, promotional offers, coupons, loyalty points, nutritional information, and other useful information to enhance their retail experience,” says Inside Secure. More