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Gemalto launches high security NFC SIM

February 27th, 2012

The new UpTeq NFC SIM meets a flight of top level security requirements and, says the digital security firm, can be used to generate legally binding digital signatures as well as deliver both e-health and e-government services. More

Apple patents ‘SIM within’ secure element technology

November 9th, 2011

A newly published Apple patent application sets out a way for a virtual SIM card to be built into an embedded secure element which can, in turn, be attached to an NFC controller chip. More

KEBT releases operating system for embedded secure elements

September 22nd, 2011

A new version of the smart card and SIM maker’s Kona operating system makes it possible to deliver via an embedded secure element the same wide range of NFC services that mobile network operators can currently offer through an NFC SIM. 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

Oberthur gets EAL4+ certification for FlyBuy NFC SIM

July 18th, 2011

Oberthur Technologies has become the first supplier to gain Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for an NFC SIM. The certification means that the company’s NFC FlyBuy card, an open Java USIM, now comes with the same… More

NFC news in brief • 17 May 2011

May 17th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: US files lawsuit against Verifone/Hypercom deal • iPhone 5 unlikely to support NFC payments, says analyst • ‘Paper’ phone unveiled • Vivotech adds NFC to mag stripe terminals • Hashable adds NFC to contacts app • Sequent raises funds • Connecthings invests in Lifera • and more… More