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News about Wireless charging and NFC.

NXP demos Qi with NFC

February 27th, 2014

NXP is demonstrating two reference designs that combine Qi wireless charging and NFC functionality at MWC 14. “The next generation of Qi wireless charging pads with NFC will enable users to stream music to their Bluetooth speakers and deliver useful content to their mobile devices as they are charging — all the while economizing on overall power consumption,” says NXP’s Rick Dumont.

Yota adds NFC to its dual display phone

February 24th, 2014

Russian phone maker Yota Devices is to offer a new version of its YotaPhone, a handset that comes with two displays — this time a 5-inch full HD Amoled screen at the front plus a… More

Cetrix launches OEM NFC phones and tablets

January 21st, 2014

Malta-based mobile device maker Cetrix has launched two smartphones and two tablets equipped with NFC, with minimum order quantities of between 100 and 3,000 units. The 5-inch HD CV300 smartphone is powered by a MediaTek… More

Google Nexus 5 to support NFC host card emulation

October 31st, 2013

Google has taken the wraps off its much-anticipated Nexus 5 NFC smartphone. As the first Android 4.4 device, it will also be the first to offer support for Host Card Emulation. The Nexus 5 is… More

Nokia launches Lumia 1520 NFC phone

October 22nd, 2013

Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520, a Windows Phone 8 ‘phablet’ with NFC and a 6-inch Full HD display that makes it possible to view a third column of tiles on the start screen. The… More

Toshiba shows TransferJet kiosk

October 9th, 2013

Toshiba has demonstrated a touchscreen kiosk that combines a wireless charging station, NFC reader and fast data transfer technology TransferJet at the Ceatac 2013 tradeshow. The demo showed how consumers could pay and pair via NFC and then download digital content via a TransferJet micro USB dongle attached to their phone, Engadget reports. TransferJet can transfer an hour of video content in a matter of seconds.

EMI Tape offers ferrite sheet

October 9th, 2013

Korean tape and shielding materials maker EMI Tape has launched a range of flexible ferrite sheets for use in NFC and wireless power charging products. Available in three thicknesses, the ferrite sheet can be used as shielding for the NFC antenna in a mobile phone.

O’Dea offers designer wireless charging stations with NFC

July 29th, 2013

Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork… More

Nokia announces Lumia 928 with NFC and PureView camera

May 13th, 2013

Nokia has announced its latest Windows Phone 8 NFC smartphone, the 4G LTE Lumia 928, featuring an 8.7 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss wide angle lens. The flagship Lumia 928 comes with a 4.5-inch… More

Smaller devices to get wireless charging with NFC

March 20th, 2013

Wireless charging is on its way for smaller devices, by combining wireless power transmission with NFC technology, says Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre. Combining the two technologies will make it possible to design increasingly compact… More

Samsung Galaxy S4 launches with support for NFC and 1D barcodes

March 15th, 2013

The smartphone maker’s new flagship device is the first to use Mobeam technology, allowing coupons, loyalty cards, gift cards, event tickets and more to be transmitted from the device to any of the 165m laser scanners installed in retail stores today. More

Nokia shows wireless charging car cradle with NFC

February 27th, 2013

Nokia is demonstrating a new wireless charging phone cradle with NFC at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Nokia CR-200 uses the Qi wireless charging standard to recharge mobile phones placed in the holder without the… More

Nokia launches ‘affordable’ Lumia 720 with NFC

February 25th, 2013

Nokia has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Windows Phone 8 device is designed to be an affordable smartphone, “with an estimated starting price of €249 before taxes and subsidies.” It… More

iLuv adds NFC speakers

January 9th, 2013

Mobile accessories maker iLuv has unveiled three new speakers that feature NFC: the MobiRock speaker dock which also includes Qi wireless charging, the MobiAria speaker plus charging port and the Syren portable speaker.

Hyundai shows off NFC car key concept

January 8th, 2013

The car maker’s Connectivity Concept enables an NFC phone to be used to lock and unlock a vehicle and also sync data, content and preferences stored on the driver’s mobile phone with the car’s infotainment system. More

Renesas launches NFC and wireless charging combo

September 18th, 2012

The new three chip solution makes it possible for handset makers to use a single antenna for both NFC and wireless charging, the chip maker says, increasing the charging area while reducing the overall footprint and improving safety. More

Nokia unveils Windows Phone 8 devices with NFC

September 5th, 2012

Both the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 will come with NFC, the handset maker has announced, and NFC functionality will be included in WP8 apps from Vimeo, YouSendIt and the Michelin Guide. More

Suppliers team up on NFC for cars

September 5th, 2012

NFC software stack specialist Stollmann, automotive infotainment specialist Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) and in-vehicle mobile communications specialist Funkwerk Dabendorf are to work together to integrate mobile phones with car information systems via NFC…. More

Funkwerk to put phone boxes into cars

June 6th, 2012

NFC-enabled “phone boxes” built into cars are set to provide clearer connections, better GPS signals and a wireless charge for your smartphone while you drive. The phone box is a special tray into which a… More

TransferJet meets NFC

May 30th, 2012

The TransferJet Consortium and testing company Allion Labs are holding a seminar on the very fast wideband wireless data transfer technology in Taiwan next week that will also cover NFC. The event, in Taipei on the afternoon of Thursday 7 June, will include demonstrations of “the fusion of TransferJet, NFC and wireless charging.”

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