GlobalPlatform – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Wed, 06 Feb 2019 22:11:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png GlobalPlatform – NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 GlobalPlatform releases secure element specs for system-on-chip deployments https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/03/21/362094/globalplatform-releases-secure-element-specs-for-system-on-chip-deployments/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:05:44 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=62094 GlobalPlatform has published two new standards designed to provide chip, device and firmware developers with an open, standardized way to load and manage firmware in a secure and isolated area of a device’s system-on-a-chip (SoC). “The ability to integrate a tamper-resistant hardware platform in a SoC offers a new universal form factor to host and […]

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NXP adds support for FeliCa to NFC phones https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/02/22/361738/nxp-adds-support-for-felica-to-nfc-phones/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:42:09 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=61738 PARTNER NEWS: NXP is adding support for FeliCa, the Japanese variant of NFC, to its NFC chipsets, beginning with a new PN81 series. The move will enable Japanese consumers to access global NFC applications “while worldwide travellers can securely perform FeliCa payment and ticketing services with their devices”. The PN81 series “supports and integrates FeliCa, […]

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Dejamobile reports on the development of a generic TEE solution for securing HCE mobile payment apps https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/01/16/359000/dejamobile-generic-tee-solution-for-securing-hce-mobile-payment-apps/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:59:22 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=59000 PARTNER NEWS: Card issuers could soon be able to more easily make use of trusted execution environments (TEEs) to add security to their HCE mobile payments apps, mobile transaction specialist Dejamobile explains in a new white paper which is now available to download free of charge from the NFCW Knowledge Centre. ‘Enhancing HCE mobile payments […]

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GlobalPlatform reports growth in secure element shipments https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/10/23/358408/globalplatform-reports-growth-in-secure-element-shipments/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:19:34 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58408 A total of 5.5bn chips using GlobalPlatform’s secure element specifications were deployed in 2017, up 1.5bn on the previous year, the security standards body has announced. More than 1bn GlobalPlatform-compliant embedded secure elements were built into mobile devices between 2015 and 2017. In 2016 the organisation revealed that 41% of all secure elements deployed globally […]

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GlobalPlatform adds financial configuration that makes it easier to add payment, access control and transport ticketing applications to wearables https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/10/09/358303/globalplatform-adds-financial-configuration-that-makes-it-easier-to-add-payment-access-control-and-transport-ticketing-applications-to-wearables/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:34:32 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58303 “Wearables such as smart rings and smart wristbands are bridging the gap between simple cards and feature-rich smartphones by enabling consumers to pay, unlock and travel with a tap,” comments Gil Bernabeu, technical director of GlobalPlatform. “This new configuration standardizes all of this, saving implementers time and money, increasing revenue opportunities and enriching the experience […]

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ST combines an NFC controller, secure element and eSIM in a single mobile security chip https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/09/28/358158/st-combines-nfc-controller-secure-element-esim-in-single-mobile-security-chip/ Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:40:54 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58158 PARTNER NEWS: STMicroelectronics has launched the ST54J, a single system-on-chip that lets mobile phone makers cut bill-of-materials costs, reduce PCB space and deliver faster performance by combining an NFC controller, secure element and eSIM into one unit that supports mobile payments, e-ticketing, remote provisioning and more. “Spearheading the fourth generation of ST’s proven embedded secure […]

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GlobalPlatform sets out IoT security role for secure elements https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/09/26/358137/globalplatform-sets-out-iot-security-role-for-secure-elements/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:26:30 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=58137 “GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published a configuration that simplifies the implementation of secure element (SE) specifications for the protection of internet of things (IoT) devices… The configuration supports root of trust (RoT) device identity, the protection of critical assets, state-of-the-art AES cryptography for device management and authentication, allowing automatic […]

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Google releases Android 9 Pie with added NFC, secure element, TEE and biometric security https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/08/07/357810/android-9-nfc-secure-element-tee-biometric-security/ Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:16:19 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=57810 Google has begun rolling out Android 9 ‘Pie’, the latest version of its mobile operating system which includes support for GlobalPlatform’s Open Mobile API, a new BiometricPrompt API, and added NFC and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) security techniques. “Today we’re pushing the source code to Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and starting the Android 9 […]

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GlobalPlatform adds biometric security APIs https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/05/02/356951/globalplatform-adds-biometric-security-apis/ Wed, 02 May 2018 11:29:55 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56951 “These new APIs enable trusted applications to leverage the device’s biometric sensors, while staying fully isolated from the device OS… Service providers and application developers now have a direct path to provide users with a richer and safer authentication experience and, importantly, to offer trusted biometric authentication that is secured in the hardware of the […]

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Android P to include support for GlobalPlatform Open Mobile API https://www.nfcworld.com/2018/03/14/356680/android-p-to-include-support-for-globalplatform-open-mobile-api/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:58:08 +0000 http://www.nfcworld.com/?p=56680 “Android P adds an implementation of the GlobalPlatform Open Mobile API [OMAPI] to Android. On supported devices, apps can use the OMAPI API to access secure elements (SE) to enable smart card payments and other secure services. A hardware abstraction layer (HAL) provides the underlying API for enumerating a variety of secure elements (eSE, UICC, […]

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