NFC phones to get biometric security support

Motorola Atrix fingerprint sensor

NXP, AuthenTec and DeviceFidelity have announced they are developing reference designs for Android NFC phones that will ensure a mobile payment can only be made after the user has proved their identity by swiping their finger across a biometric sensor built into the handset. More


NXP cuts NFC mobile phone production forecast

NXP

NXP technology has been designed into more than sixty NFC handsets under development by a number of phone manufacturers, the chip maker’s CEO has told analysts, but no more than 40m NFC phones are now expected to be produced this year — down from a previously forecast 70m to 100m units. More


ABI: One billion contactless payments cards to ship in 2016

ABI Research

One billion payment cards with contactless capabilities will be shipped globally in 2016, up from just 170 million in 2010, according to Payment Cards, a new report from ABI Research. The forecast is based on the market for both EMV dual interface cards and the non-EMV contactless cards currently issued in the US. More


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