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    Broadcom licenses Mifare

    June 9th, 2015

    Chip maker Broadcom has licensed Mifare, the widely deployed protocol for contactless ticketing, transportation and access applications. “With this adoption, Broadcom supports a growing set of NFC and related payment applications in mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices,” the company says, “to enable OEMs to integrate a wide array of applications that deliver a simplified and consolidated user experience for payments, access and contactless ticketing.”

    Uband takes wearables to university

    June 19th, 2014

    IdentiCard has introduced a silicone wristband containing a Mifare contactless chip that can be used to replace traditional student access cards on campus. Uband can be used “for dormitory or classroom access, payment at campus dining locations, printer authorization in campus libraries and more,” the company says.

    Mobispot to offer multifunction NFC wristband platform

    April 4th, 2014

    Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands…. More

    Infineon introduces new embedded secure element

    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. More

    DeviceFidelity launches new range of NFC microSD devices

    October 31st, 2012

    The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster. More

    ACS to launch contactless POS terminal

    August 8th, 2012

    Hong Kong-based NFC and smart card reader specialist Advanced Card Systems (ACS) is moving into the contactless point-of-sale terminal market. The company’s new ACR123 POS terminal will be EMV, Mifare, MasterCard PayPass and Visa PayWave… More

    Mifare4Mobile sets out future of Mifare on NFC devices

    May 17th, 2011

    The Mifare4Mobile Industry Group has announced a new roadmap for Mifare4Mobile which sets out the way ahead for the deployment of Mifare-based transportation tickets on NFC devices. Version 2.0 of the specification is now set to… More

    Oberthur signs Mifare NFC licensing deal

    Oberthur signs Mifare NFC licensing deal

    February 15th, 2011

    NXP Semiconductors and Oberthur Technologies have announced a licensing agreement for NXP’s Mifare contactless card technology, enabling Oberthur to integrate Mifare transport ticketing and other applications into its NFC SIM cards. Under the agreement, Oberthur… More

    NFC news in brief • 10 Jan 2011

    January 10th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: ATM top-ups for travel cards • Visa adds mobile app • New boss for Mobey Forum • Washington Metro to go contactless • Square worth $200M? • Madrid picks Mifare Desfire EV1 • Think&Go NFC gets funding • Enstream adds Western Union to Zoompass • All Google staff to get NFC phones? More

    OTI introduces Copni NFC SIM+antenna device

    OTI introduces Copni NFC SIM+antenna device

    January 5th, 2011

    Contactless specialist On Track Innovations (OTI) has announced a new NFC add-on. Copni (Contactless Payment and NFC Insert) is a SIM+antenna solution that supports credit, debit and prepaid cards, Mifare and loyalty programmes and enables users… More

    Transport ticketing alliance debuts ‘Cipurse’ open alternative to Mifare

    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. More

    Oberthur launches SIM+antenna and Mifare DESFire NFC solutions

    Oberthur launches SIM+antenna and Mifare DESFire NFC solutions

    December 15th, 2010

    Oberthur Technologies has launched a new NFC add-on and an NFC SIM designed to support Mifare DESFire applications. The new NFC SIM Adaptor is aimed at payments, transport, retail and loyalty applications, says Oberthur. “Made… More

    Renesas announces combined NFC controller and embedded secure element chip

    December 5th, 2010

    The RF21S is the first product to combine the functions of an NFC controller and an embedded secure element in one ultra-thin chip, minimizing the space required within a mobile device and reducing transaction times. More

    HID Global launches range of mobile contactless stickers

    HID Global launches range of mobile contactless stickers

    December 2nd, 2010

    HID Global has announced that its family of contactless payment and identification cards are now available in a mobile sticker format. “The stickers make it easier to add closed-loop payment and loyalty systems to existing… More

    Ericsson IPX introduces next-generation NFC TSM service

    November 29th, 2010

    The company aims to kickstart commercial NFC services by acting as a broker between mobile network operators and service providers — Ericsson IPX plans to pay operators to rent space on their SIM cards and then sub-let it to a range of service providers. More

    NXP and Gemalto sign Mifare NFC licensing deal

    NXP and Gemalto sign Mifare NFC licensing deal

    November 25th, 2010

    NXP Semiconductors and Gemalto have signed a global strategic licensing agreement for NXP’s Mifare technology which will enable Gemalto to integrate both Mifare DESFire and Mifare Plus into its SIM cards. “Mifare is already at… More

    New Toppan Printing device shows NFC doesn’t have to be mobile

    October 25th, 2010

    A new standalone NFC device from Toppan Printing is set to go into mass production next year with a target price of under US$25. Shaped like a thick bank card and incorporating a display and input keys, it can store and display prepaid funds, coupons, loyalty membership details, transport and entertainment tickets and advertising. More

    Hands on: Sagem Wireless’ new NFC-enabled Cosyphone

    September 10th, 2010

    The first mass production units of Sagem Wireless’ new NFC Cosyphone will begin shipping later this month and a few pre-production models are now in the hands of developers, partners — and NFC World. More

    Mifare4Mobile Group to develop next generation NFC transport ticketing services

    June 30th, 2010

    NXP has joined forces with Ericsson, Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon and Vivotech to form an industry group that aims to develop a new generation of NFC-based transport ticketing services. More

    First Data to offer Tyfone’s SideTap NFC MicroSD cards, will run first trials in US from mid-2010

    First Data to offer Tyfone’s SideTap NFC MicroSD cards, will run first trials in US from mid-2010

    March 16th, 2010

    The cards “will be sold where consumers buy memory cards today, including retail merchants and major network operators as well as new locations such as mass transit kiosks and financial institution branch locations,” says First Data, and “SideTap MicroSD cards may also come pre-bundled in handsets.” More

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