Innovision signs $6m IP licensing deal

NFC chipset technology specialist Innovision has signed a licensing agreement with a “major global semiconductor corporation”. The unnamed semiconductor manufacturer will use Innovision’s Gem NFC intellectual property to build NFC functionality into high volume chipsets for mobile handsets and other consumer electronics products. More

China Mobile to drop RF SIM in favour of NFC?

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China’s largest mobile network operator is coming under pressure from MIIT, the national technology regulator, to join the Chinese banks and its two rival operators China Unicom and China Telecom in adopting a single, national mobile payments standard based on NFC standard technology. More

Sberbank to run NFC payments and ticketing trial in Moscow

Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, is planning to run an NFC trial in Moscow later this year, Russian business publication Kommersant reports. Both the Russian national railway operator RZD and the Moscow Metro have expressed interest in participating in the trial and Sberbank also expects a number of retailers to take part in the project. More

Turkey, France and China move towards NFC adoption

OPINION: News from Turkey, France and China this week indicates that the NFC market is now beginning to gather pace around the world, as both mobile network operators and banks in more and more countries commit to working together to make near field communication based services a reality. More