Infineon introduces new embedded secure element

Infineon Technologies

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





Oberthur signs Mifare NFC licensing deal

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... More


NFC news in brief • 10 Jan 2011

Visa Mobile Application

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



Transport ticketing alliance debuts ‘Cipurse’ open alternative to Mifare

OSPT Alliance

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







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

Toppan's NFC device - scale

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





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