Z10 packs Inside NFC chip

A teardown of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone conducted by TechInsights shows that the device’s NFC functionality is provided by an Inside Secure SecuRead NFC controller and secure element module... More



Qualcomm launches NFC controller chip

Qualcomm Atheros

Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm’s Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World. More



Infineon gains support for DCLB

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... More




GlobalPlatform adds NFC SIM certification program

GlobalPlatform technical director Gil Bernabeu

For mobile network operators, the introduction reflects industry agreement on a very complex subject matter, says the secure element standards organisation. “For service providers and issuers it provides reassurances that an application will perform as intended regardless of the mobile device being used.” More



SimplyTapp proposes secure elements in the cloud

SimplyTapp

A US-based start-up has developed an alternative approach to storing the sensitive data required to make a transaction with an NFC phone. Rather than placing it in a secure element on the phone, SimplyTapp stores the data in the cloud on a “remote secure element” and passes encrypted transaction data through the phone to a point-of-sale terminal when the user makes a purchase. More



Assa Abloy launches Seos mobile keys

Assa Abloy's Seos mobile key

The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings. More






Windows Phone 8 launch video details Microsoft’s plans for NFC

Joe Belfiore announces Microsoft's mobile wallet at the Windows Phone 8 unveiling

The launch presentation for Windows Phone 8 shows how Microsoft plans to make its NFC mobile wallet more widely accepted than Google’s, provides details of a forthcoming NFC-enabled Chase payments app and highlights a new deals platform and in-app purchasing technology that charges items to the user’s default payment card. More




Intel picks NFC TSM

Chip giant Intel has picked Giesecke & Devrient as its trusted service manager for the embedded secure elements built into its smartphone reference design (SRD), a ‘plug and play’ blueprint that handset makers can use to build Android handsets using Intel’s NFC-enabled Medfield chips... More


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