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    NXP launches dynamic NFC tag chip for consumer devices

    September 5th, 2014

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP has unveiled a dynamic NFC chip that can be used by electronic device makers to let consumers use their mobile phone as a remote user interface “rather than relying on expensive touchscreens… More

    Novay releases NFC passport verification app

    June 26th, 2013

    Dutch research institute Novay has developed an Android app that could make expensive NFC reader equipment redundant when verifying passports. NFC Passport Reader uses NFC to read the chip embedded in a passport and can… More

    C-Sam speeds NFC development with applets and testing services

    May 17th, 2013

    NFC technology provider C-Sam has announced a suite of NFC applets and test automation tools aimed at reducing the time needed for companies to develop, test and launch NFC products and services. C-Sam’s NFC applets… More

    Chinese city to get NFC smart meters

    June 20th, 2012

    Advanced energy-metering supplier Wasion Group is to begin deploying new NFC-enabled post-pay electricity meters in the city of Chongqing, China, from this month. Wasion’s new meters include an NFC system-in-a-package (SiP) solution supplied by ST… More

    Java library implements SNEP

    June 1st, 2012

    A researcher at Turin’s Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum’s SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices. A previous library from… More

    Oberthur gets EAL4+ certification for FlyBuy NFC SIM

    July 18th, 2011

    Oberthur Technologies has become the first supplier to gain Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for an NFC SIM. The certification means that the company’s NFC FlyBuy card, an open Java USIM, now comes with the same… More

    BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC phone to ship on September 15?

    July 4th, 2011

    Amazon UK has added the BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC smartphone to its website. The device is available to pre-order in black today with an expected release date of September 15. A white version is also… More

    Netcom unveils NFC microSD add-on

    June 6th, 2011

    Chinese electronics manufacturer Netcom has demonstrated an NFC-enabled microSD card  at the Computex 2011 show in Taipei. The new card carries 8GB of memory as well as adding NFC capabilities to existing mobile phones but,… More

    RIM releases BlackBerry NFC APIs

    May 31st, 2011

    Support for both tag reading/writing and card emulation applications are included in the BlackBerry Java SDK v7.0, ready for the forthcoming launch of the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. More

    Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank

    May 5th, 2011

    The Turkish mobile network operator’s new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones. More

    Uncovered: The hidden NFC potential of the Google Nexus S and the Nokia C7

    February 13th, 2011

    Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what’s inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered… More

    Inside Contactless announces combined NFC controller and embedded secure element package

    November 29th, 2010

    The NFC and contactless specialist has teamed up with Infineon and Giesecke & Devrient to provide handset manufacturers with a single package that includes both an NFC controller and an embedded secure element. More

    Chunghwa Telecom to test Bluetooth NFC device in Taipei

    October 19th, 2010

    The Taiwanese mobile network operator is to field test an innovative NFC device that supports both card emulation mode for payments, ticketing and customer loyalty applications and tag reading for mobile marketing applications and communicates with the user’s phone via Bluetooth. More

    STMicro, NXP, Trusted Logic and Stollmann join forces to add NFC to Android devices

    STMicro, NXP, Trusted Logic and Stollmann join forces to add NFC to Android devices

    June 2nd, 2010

    NFC chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics and Stollmann, which launched a chipset independent NFC API for Android last month, have joined NXP and Trusted Logic, who launched a joint NFC API for Android in April, to promote a common hardware-independent API for… More

    TazTag’s stand-alone NFC device to hit the market by the end of 2010

    April 28th, 2010

    TazCard, a stand-alone NFC device which communicates via USB and Zigbee instead of a mobile network connection, is set to launch by the end of 2010 with a target price of €150 — and a very different approach to building NFC ecosystems. More

    NXP and Trusted Logic release open source Android NFC API

    NXP and Trusted Logic release open source Android NFC API

    April 23rd, 2010

    NXP and Trusted Logic have released an open source NFC Android API designed to work with a second generation NFC Android stack developed by the two companies which, they say, “provides a complete integration into… More

    Inside Contactless to make Open NFC source code and API available on

    Inside Contactless to make Open NFC source code and API available on

    April 23rd, 2010

    Developers looking to create NFC solutions and devices will now be able to download the company’s NFC protocol stack for Android, MeeGo, Linux and Windows Mobile phones from the Sourceforge free open source software website. More

    DeviceFidelity signs up first licensees for its In2Pay NFC microSD solution

    DeviceFidelity signs up first licensees for its In2Pay NFC microSD solution

    March 11th, 2010

    DeviceFidelity has signed up the first licensees for its microSD format NFC solution, UK mobile payments provider Monitise and US mobile solutions provider Ecrio, and has announced version 2 of its In2Pay product, adding support… More

    Inside Contactless signs development partnership with TazTag

    Inside Contactless signs development partnership with TazTag

    January 22nd, 2010

    Inside Contactless has formed a partnership with TazTag, supplier of the TazCard NFC wallet, to develop and bring to market a variety of highly secured, multi-application contactless solutions based on near field communication technology. TazCard… More