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August 24th, 2016
NFC Ring has made its payments ring available to order worldwide, enabling wearers to make purchases with a tap of their finger at any contactless terminal.
November 13th, 2015
Citizens across Barcelona can now use contactless cards, NFC phones and devices such as smartwatches to access the city’s transportation network as well as rent a bicycle at the train station or pay motorway tolls.
November 5th, 2014
Singapore-based Watchdata Technologies has unveiled Sharkey, a wearable device that supports NFC payments and comes in two form factors — a smartwatch or a wristband. Sharkey connects with a wearer’s Android or iOS phone via Bluetooth…
June 12th, 2013
A total of 168m NFC controller ICs and 144m NFC secure element chips were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, and NXP topped the chip supplier list for both. For NFC controller chips, NXP…
May 2nd, 2013
Chip maker Infineon Technologies has announced a new embedded secure element chip that conforms to the GlobalPlatform 2.2.1 specification, offers a larger memory capacity to support multiple services and supports Mifare Classic applications through emulation.
May 2nd, 2013
Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo.
January 25th, 2013
“By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers,” says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.
January 7th, 2013
German RFID specialist Tagitron has launched a range of NFC tags designed for industrial applications. The new HardTag range, which offers IP68 dust and water resistance, is available in a number of form factors featuring either NXP Mifare 1k or Infineon My-D chips.
November 13th, 2012
Biometric authentication specialist Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced it has integrated its fingerprint verification algorithm and swipe sensor technology into Infineon‘s embedded secure element chip. “FPC’s solution is uniquely positioned to work in a secure…
November 12th, 2012
Ten device manufacturers are now using Infineon‘s Digital Contactless Bridge (DCLB) interface to enable a fast and secure connection between an embedded secure element and an NFC modem, the chip maker reports. Licensees include Texas Instruments, Inside Secure, MicroPross, MtekVision, Crocus Technology and Keolabs.
October 31st, 2012
Tag manufacturer Smartrac has announced the introduction of the first ultrathin NFC tags using chips shaved down to just 50 micrometres thick. “RFID chips are typically offered on wafers with a standard thickness of 120µm,”…
August 7th, 2012
Chip maker Infineon Technologies is now offering an application developer kit for Type 2 NFC tags in the US. The US$99 kit includes SLE66R01 series NFC tags in two form factors and an SLE66R32 contactless card, as well as programming information and application notes. The tags come with up to 2kbytes of usable memory.
June 21st, 2012
A further 24 organisations have also joined the NFC standards association, including Huawei, Interac and Fujitsu.
June 6th, 2012
Infineon Technologies has launched a new diode series designed to protect NFC antennas and front-end devices from transient voltage events. The new ESD18VU1B diode series absorbs dangerous electrostatic discharges (ESD) to prevent damage to the…
February 13th, 2012
The semiconductor giant has launched WiLink 8.0, a new family of all-in-one combo chips that include an integrated NFC controller chip and come “paired and pre-tested” with embedded secure element chips from both Infineon and NXP.
February 8th, 2012
The prospectus for Inside Secure’s IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones.
September 12th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more…
September 9th, 2011
The organisation, which aims to establish an open standard for transport ticketing to rival Mifare, has made available the first version of its Cipurse specification.
May 23rd, 2011
Chip maker Infineon has launched a secure element IC designed to be embedded in NFC-enabled mobile phones. The SLE 97144SE uses the company’s Integrity Guard technology to ensure that sensitive data is handled at the very…
December 16th, 2010
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance is proposing a new open ticketing standard to be called Cipurse that will “enable technology suppliers to develop and deliver interoperable transit fare collection solutions for cards, stickers, fobs, NFC mobile phones and other consumer devices.” Singapore’s Land Transport Authority is the first to agree to adopt the new standard.
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