News stories featuring UPM RFID:
May 21st, 2012
NFC tag supplier TagAge has launched a new version of its NFC Developer Kit, designed to provide NFC application developers with a way to easily test a range of different types of tag. The new kit…
April 2nd, 2012
RFID giant Smartrac has completed its acquisition of UPM’s RFID business, a leading supplier of NFC tags. “We are pleased that our pioneering RFID team and their excellence have a new home at Smartrac, making it the undisputable leader in the RFID industry,” says UPM’s Jussi Vanhanen. “As a shareholder of Smartrac, UPM keeps a keen interest on the rapidly developing RFID market.”
January 30th, 2012
The world’s first physical retail store specialising in NFC has been opened in Yaesu, Tokyo. The RFID/NFC Real Touch Shop offers NFC tags from UPM RFID, NFC applications, starter kits, and printing and encoding services….
January 19th, 2012
Nearly 20,000 NFC tags from UPM RFID will be embedded in smart posters and stickers used to promote Helsinki’s year as the World Design Capital. The BullsEye NFC tags feature NXP’s Mifare Ultralight chips and will direct smartphone users to download a WDC 2012 app which acts as a guide to events and the 300 design projects taking place in the Finnish capital during 2012.
January 3rd, 2012
UPM has sold its RFID and NFC business to leading RFID supplier Smartrac in exchange for shares in OEP Technologie, the majority shareholder in Smartrac. The deal will provide UPM indirectly with a 10.6% stake…
December 6th, 2011
NFC tag vendor Tagage has launched a mobile app that allows users to order custom NFC tags and stickers directly from their phones. Tagage Mobile, from Hansaprint and UPM RFID, does not require knowledge of NFC coding and allows easy upload of images and text. Content is then encoded, printed and shipped globally in small or large quantities. The free app is available now for Symbian and an Android version is expected to be available in January 2012.
November 14th, 2011
NFC inlay manufacturer UPM RFID has launched a website that acts as a hub to connect consumers, developers and businesses with online NFC tag stores around the world. NFCtags.com, says the Finnish company, “brings together the most comprehensive selection of NFC online vendors, converters and printing houses by service area and expertise.”
October 12th, 2011
Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard.
September 19th, 2011
Finnish tag manufacturer UPM RFID has introduced a portfolio of NFC tags featuring NXP’s NTAG203 chip, which was announced earlier today. The new tags will come in the company’s BullsEye, Circus and MiniTrack form factors…
September 19th, 2011
NFC pioneer NXP has announced a new chip for NFC tags which offers improved radio sensitivity, meaning that tags can be read over a greater range or that tag antennas can be made smaller. A…
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…
May 2nd, 2011
NFC and RFID tag supplier UPM RFID has added two new types of NFC tag to its range. The new Circus and MiniBlock tags are smaller than the company’s existing BullsEye, RaceTrack and MiniTrack tags and…
April 17th, 2011
NXP Semiconductors and UPM RFID have announced a partnership which they believe will allow customers to order NFC tags as easily as they would office supplies. As part of the agreement, NXP will provide the…
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