PARTNER NEWS: Mobile chipset giant MediaTek has integrated STMicroelectronics’ NFC technology into its mobile platforms, creating “a complete solution for handset developers to design next-generation smartphones capable of supporting tightly integrated NFC mobile services”... More
Visa and Intel are to work together to integrate payments security technology into Intel chipsets, enabling device manufacturers to build functionality into their products to create “a more secure payment process for the internet of things (IoT)”... More
Mobile location and proximity services provider Gimbal has begun licensing its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon firmware to enable almost any device with BLE to act as a beacon — including ATMs, jukeboxes, access points, vending machines and more... More
Qualcomm has introduced a 4G LTE chipset that is designed to be used in smartphones costing under US$150 and includes support for NFC... More
Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics’ FM1930 NFC controller chipset has received NFC Forum certification, the first from a Chinese manufacturer to do so... More
“The availability of the NCI specification is significant because it makes it easier for device manufacturers to integrate chipsets from different chip manufacturers, and it defines a common level of functionality and interoperability among the components within an NFC-enabled device,” says the NFC Forum. More
NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has announced the availability of a new chipset that enables NFC payment capabilities to be added to standard mobile phones... More
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