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    AMS unveils NFC chip and antenna for adding payments and ticketing to wearable devices

    October 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has introduced an NFC payments and ticketing solution for manufacturers of smartwatches, wristbands and other small devices that only have room for an extremely small antenna. “The new AS3921 is… More

    NXP backs NFC hackathon

    October 16th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker NXP is sponsoring a series of hackathons centred on NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy and RFID technologies. The first TrackHack event takes place from November 20-22 in London. “We want to see how people work with NFC, what the main issues are, how easy they find NFC designs, what other tools they may need and, of course, which simple applications they can create in only a few hours,” NXP told NFC World.

    Researchers unveil breakthrough in weaving NFC chips into clothes

    July 3rd, 2015

    Researchers from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have invented a method of embedding NFC chips into yarns which are then woven and knitted to make fabrics for clothing. The chips could be used to provide enhanced security… More

    Google files item pairing patent

    June 23rd, 2015

    A new Google patent details a system to allow the pairing of items such as keys or a wallet with a mobile device to alert a person when they are about to leave the house without one of the items. “The monitoring device monitors the presence of items in its vicinity using a short-range wireless communication or sensing technology such as NFC, Bluetooth, RuBee, RFID or any other method of wireless communication or sensing,” the patent says.

    Stora Enso and NXP to make intelligent packaging with NFC

    May 29th, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Renewable packaging solutions provider Stora Enso is to begin integrating RFID technology supplied by NXP Semiconductors into its packaging. The move will allow products to be tracked and traced throughout the entire supply… More

    NFC inventors nominated for Patent Office award

    April 21st, 2015

    Two NXP engineers have been nominated for a prestigious inventors’ award from the European Patent Office in recognition of the role they played in the birth of NFC. More

    White paper explains NFC-enabled sensors and their uses

    November 26th, 2014

    A new paper that explains how NFC-enabled sensors can be used to deliver service improvements in “hundreds of applications in many market sectors” is now available to download from the NFC World+ Knowledge Centre. NFC-enabled… More

    23 Apple patents related to NFC and mobile payments

    September 8th, 2014

    Apple has been steadily building a portfolio of patents related to NFC and mobile payments over recent years, from as far back as 2009. NFC World+ has reported on these as they have been published and links are provided here to details of 23 patents covering technical innovations and use cases in payments, mobile marketing, coupon delivery, gifting, event ticketing, content sharing, travel and beyond.  More

    DNP to add invisible smart ink to printed media

    May 9th, 2014

    Japan-based Dai Nippon Printing has signed a partnership deal with US startup T+ink, developer of an invisible conductive ink technology that can be used to let consumers interact with books, magazines, advertising, tickets, product packaging… More

    Smartrac to seed Internet of Things platform with 1.5bn tags a year

    March 6th, 2014

    The company’s Smart Cosmos platform will provide an open, secure and standardized way to track the world’s objects, Smartrac CEO Clemens Joos has told NFC World, enabling system integrators, developers and consumers to connect physical… More

    Chicago and Washington to get NFC tickets

    January 15th, 2014

    Public transportation users in Chicago and Washington DC will be able to use their NFC phones to purchase tickets in the coming years, the cities’ transportation authorities have announced. New York is also to get… More

    Okidokeys launches NFC locks

    January 8th, 2014

    Okidokeys has unveiled a range of retro-fit smart door locks at CES 2014 that support NFC, Bluetooth and RFID ‘keys’ as well as parent company OpenWays’ Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC) technology. The locks work in conjunction with a tag or a mobile app, available for both Android and iOS devices. The new locks will begin shipping in the US in spring 2014 with prices starting at US$179.

    Vanguard offers NFC bag tag that texts its location to the owner

    November 6th, 2013

    Vanguard ID Systems has developed a weatherproof NFC luggage tag with an e-ink display that can be updated each time a traveller takes a flight and provides owners with information on their bag’s location throughout… More

    Stel tracks laundry via NFC

    October 11th, 2013

    Spanish technology integrator Stel Solutions has developed a service that uses NFC tags attached to garments to reduce handling errors when items are sent for cleaning. More

    Smartrac launches BullsEye nTag210 for high volume NFC applications

    September 26th, 2013

    NFC and RFID tag manufacturer Smartrac has launched a new tag that is designed to provide a high performance and cost-effective option for high volume NFC applications that require simple URL addresses and unique identifiers… More

    Artist embeds NFC chip in hand to share digital art

    September 17th, 2013

    Digital artist Anthony Antonellis has embedded an NFC-compatible RFID chip in his hand as a way of sharing his artwork with others. The 1KB chip was implanted between Antonellis’ thumb and forefinger and holds an… More

    AMS develops NFC chip for medical implants

    September 3rd, 2013

    Chip maker AMS has unveiled a sensor-enabled NFC tag that could be used in a subdermal implant, enabling diabetes sufferers to read their glucose levels at any time by simply holding an NFC phone to a… More

    Researchers demonstrate e-ink display powered by NFC

    August 20th, 2013

    Researchers from Intel Labs, the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed an e-ink display that is powered purely by NFC. More

    Micropross test tool is approved

    August 2nd, 2013

    The NFC Forum has approved NFC and RFID test equipment supplier Micropross’ NFC Forum digital test tool. The tool will be deployed in certification and testing centres, says MicroPross, allowing NFC device and chip manufacturers to ensure their products meet NFC Forum specifications.

    NFC Ring smashes crowdfunding goal with 2,100 backers in just four days

    July 24th, 2013

    A UK-based startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a finger ring that lets users unlock NFC-enabled doors and devices and share information via NFC has amassed pledges totalling almost double its £30,000 (US$46,000) target in… More

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