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SMARTRAC Develops New NFC Inlay Ideally Suited for Gaming Activities

SMARTRAC Develops New NFC Inlay Ideally Suited for Gaming Activities

SMARTRAC, a leader in RFID technology announced its new NFC inlay Midas+ designed for products with space restrictions. Based on NXP’s NTAG213 chip, which has a unique ID mirror functionality that makes every single tag individually identifiable, Midas+ is the perfect thin NFC inlay for embedding in all toys, electronic gadgets and other accessories that […]

June 3 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

STMicroelectronics NFC Transceiver Powers New NFC/RFID UART Module

STMicroelectronics NFC Transceiver Powers New NFC/RFID UART Module

An NFC transceiver from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has been selected by Shanghai Stollmann Communication Technology Co. Ltd., a leading protocol stack provider in NFC and Bluetooth, for its new NFC/RFID UART1 module. The new module combines a small form factor2 with robust performance […]

May 19 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottles to Use NFC Technology Giving a More Premium Experience

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottles to Use NFC Technology Giving a More Premium Experience

Diageo plc, (NYSE:DEO) a global leader in beverage alcohol and owner of Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker is looking to change the role of a scotch bottle in the consumer experience, with a prototype JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL® “smart bottle”.  The NFC technology behind the bottle will be provided by Thin Film Electronics ASA. The NFC-enabled “smart […]

March 8 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

Study: Mobile Savvy Shoppers Prefer NFC over Competing Alternatives when Shopping

The NFC Forum and Strategy Analytics today unveiled the results of a comprehensive retail research report and web survey on mobile consumer engagement and purchases, revealing the needs and preferences of today’s mobile-centric consumer. The in-depth report – which includes both observational research of retail scenarios comprising 36 participants and a web survey that included […]

February 22 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Tim Hortons Mobile App is First HCE – NFC Deployment in Canada and Set to Accelerate Mobile Payments

Tim Hortons Mobile App is First HCE – NFC Deployment in Canada and Set to Accelerate Mobile Payments

ACT (Advanced Card Technologies) Canada has presented Clearbridge Mobile with the prestigious IVIE Award for its development of Tim Hortons’ TimmyMe mobile wallet application. The deployment marks a 1st in North America to pioneer the commercial roll-out of a closed-loop cloud-based mobile payment solution that utilizes HCE (host card emulation) and NFC (near field communications) […]

February 19 2015 | Posted in Retail RFID, RFID News | Read More »

NFC, M2M Gaining Share in Global SIM Card Industry as it Reaches 5.2 Billion Units in 2014

NFC, M2M Gaining Share in Global SIM Card Industry as it Reaches 5.2 Billion Units in 2014

ABI Research forecasts that global SIM card shipments will reach 5.2 billion units in 2014, marking a revitalizing 5.32% increase from 2013. LTE, NFC, and M2M have successfully paved their way into the industry and are considered the trends for the next few years. Large markets like India, China, and Saudi Arabia are currently among […]

February 1 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Wearable Device in Form of NFC-Enabled Ring Allows for Easy Text Input

Wearable Device in Form of NFC-Enabled Ring Allows for Easy Text Input

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a compact and lightweight wearable ring-type device that offers handwriting-input functionality and a reader for near-field communications (NFC) tags. Wearable devices have been making inroads into the workplace in recent years, notably with head-mounted displays (HMDs), in line with putting ICT to use so as to not […]

January 23 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

First NFC-enabled SDHC Card That Shows Previews Announced at CES 2015 by Toshiba

First NFC-enabled SDHC Card That Shows Previews Announced at CES 2015 by Toshiba

Toshiba has launched the world’s 1st SD memory card to feature built-in NFC technology and made the announcement at in Las Vegas at this year’s CES event. Unlike other wireless SDHC cards which make it simple to transfer images, the new NFC SD card has instead been designed to let its users see what is […]

January 12 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

The NFC Transaction and Handsets Markets Projected to Grow 50% by 2019

The NFC Transaction and Handsets Markets Projected to Grow 50% by 2019

The NFC transaction market is forecasted to grow in the next 5 years as a result of the growth of the NFC ecosystem across market segments such as finance, IT, telecom and device manufacturing. Governments, network operators and manufactures across countries in the APAC and African regions are aggressively promoting benefits of NFC technology. These […]

January 2 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Will Canadian NFC Digital Wallet UGO Be Able to Compete with Apple Pay

Will Canadian NFC Digital Wallet UGO Be Able to Compete with Apple Pay

UGO Mobile Solutions L.P. announced the availability of UGO Wallet: an open digital wallet application that enables consumers to start replacing credit cards and loyalty cards from their physical wallet with a simple, secure digital payment method on their smartphone. UGO Wallet is a free app and available now for download from BlackBerry World and […]

December 16 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »