News about Secure element and NFC.
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 15th, 2013
A total of 125m NFC phones were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, along with 147m NFC secure elements. "There are multiple chip vendors offering a range of product alternatives to OEMs in various...
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...
May 2nd, 2013
Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation.
April 29th, 2013
"The telcos keep on doing the same thing, they get arrogant and then they get disintermediated," MasterCard's Jorn Lambert has told The Australian Financial Review.
April 29th, 2013
250m NFC secure elements will be shipped in 2013, Eurosmart forecasts, up some 67% from the 150m units shipped in 2012 and an increase on the smart card trade body's last estimation in November 2012....
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...
April 22nd, 2013
The 4G LTE G'zOne CA-201L is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, says Casio, and can be used for mobile payments applications as well as NFC read/write functions.
April 15th, 2013
Inside Secure has announced its MicroRead NFC controller chip is supported in the new 3.9 branch of the Linux kernel, speeding up integration of the chip into a range of Linux based TVs, set-top boxes,...
April 10th, 2013
Drivers can use the new digital key platform to unlock and start electric rental cars, find and book vehicles and access charging stations.
April 10th, 2013
NFC payments specialist Helixion has launched Lok-MPL, a new mobile payments platform which the company says already has the backing of 12 major European banks. The platform, which is being used by Swiss mobile network...
March 28th, 2013
RBC Royal Bank and Scotiabank both plan to make the new mobile payments service available to their customers later this year — and RBC has announced it will now make all Interac Flash contactless payments available free of charge to its account holders.
March 22nd, 2013
"Customers will only have one TSM. It's like a billing system; if you're in, it's harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in," says Olivier Piou. "I think that we have a very good momentum."
March 20th, 2013
Key2Share allows virtual keys stored on NFC phones to be shared securely using QR codes that can be sent by email or MMS message — or even in the mail.
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...
March 15th, 2013
Samsung's Galaxy S4 will come with Visa's payWave contactless payments applet preloaded into an embedded secure element. This, says Samsung, "can be used by both MNOs and banks; more payment applets from multiple brands are...
March 12th, 2013
The new solution eliminates the need for banks to issue customers with a dedicated authentication device by using a combination of NFC phones, QR codes and contactless bank cards.
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.
February 27th, 2013
"This solution allows the financial institution to 100% independently define its business model, thus solving the current barriers we are facing with current SE-based NFC solutions," Carlos Alberto Pérez Lafuente, director of innovation for e-strategy and management at Bankinter, has told NFC World.
February 26th, 2013
Testing specialist Fime has been awarded additional secure element accreditation by EMVCo. Fime can now verify that a secure element meets the payments standards body's Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) and Proximity Payment System Environment...