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NFC Forum Makes 9 More NFC Technical Specifications Available

NFC Forum Makes 9 More NFC Technical Specifications Available

The NFC Forum stated the public availability of new versions of nine technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. The new versions deliver greater interoperability, faster read and write performance, mediated handover, and lower power consumption, as well as additional functionality for products incorporating NFC technology. The revised specifications comprise an integrated and […]

April 17 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Chip Giant Intel Acquires NFC Modem Technology and IP

Chip Giant Intel Acquires NFC Modem Technology and IP

Inside Secure announced its intention to enter a new agreement with Intel Corporation, building on the relationship initiated with their original Near Field Communications (NFC) technology license agreement from 2011. Under the terms of the contemplated agreement, INSIDE Secure would: – Extend the current worldwide, perpetual license into a broad, royalty-free and fully paid-up license, […]

April 3 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Report: Global NFC POS Terminals Market to Grow 58% Annually

Report: Global NFC POS Terminals Market to Grow 58% Annually

In a report created on NFC POS Terminals by ‘Research and Markets’, their analysts forecast the Global NFC POS Terminals market to grow at a CAGR of 57.9 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing penetration of NFC-based mobile handsets. The Global NFC POS […]

March 20 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Controller Integrated with Google Android Kit Kat (v4.4)

NFC Controller Integrated with Google Android Kit Kat (v4.4)

NXP Semiconductors has announced that its proven, industry-leading NFC controller, PN547, is successfully integrated with Google’s latest version of the Android 4.4 operating system, ‘KitKat’. This significant milestone underscores the popularity and attractiveness of NXP’s PN547 in a wide range of Android-powered mobile devices, says the company. Android 4.4 now offers new platform support for […]

March 20 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

New Asia NFC Alliance to Promote Convenient International Mobile NFC Services

New Asia NFC Alliance to Promote Convenient International Mobile NFC Services

Asian telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), HKT (Hong Kong), KDDI (Japan), and SK Planet (South Korea) are jointly announcing the formation of the Asia Near Field Communications Alliance, with the support of the GSMA, today at MWC 2014. The Alliance aims to extend existing NFC services beyond national borders to further accelerate the adoption of […]

March 7 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Broadcom Develops NFC into Affordable Wearable Technology and Mobile Devices

Broadcom Develops NFC into Affordable Wearable Technology and Mobile Devices

Broadcom Corporation ($BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the next-generation of near field communication (NFC) controllers designed to deliver simplified connectivity and drive adoption in mass market smartphones and wearables. The new family enables mobile device manufacturers to reduce antenna size by 50 percent and lower […]

February 25 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

SD Memory Standard and NFC Forum Collaborating to Build Ecosystem

SD Memory Standard and NFC Forum Collaborating to Build Ecosystem

The SD Association (SDA), a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards, and the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem […]

February 11 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Mobile Phone Growth Will Drive NFC Handset Market to 1.6 Billion Units by 2018

Mobile Phone Growth Will Drive NFC Handset Market to 1.6 Billion Units by 2018

While NFC technology as a chip can be incorporated into several devices, its integration into mobile phones brings to the fore a phenomenal range of possibilities for users. Given their tremendous reach, and significant penetration across the globe, mobile phones have emerged as a perfect platform for delivering a range of digital information and online […]

February 3 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Innovative Dual Technology RFID / NFC and Barcode Handheld Readers Used for Multiple Applications

Innovative Dual Technology RFID / NFC and Barcode Handheld Readers Used for Multiple Applications

(RFIDWorld.ca) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology provider ‘RFID Canada’ is introducing a new family of Hand Held RFID/NFC Barcode Readers for various industries, including Retail, Healthcare and Libraries – the PT2SCAN. The PT2SCAN scanners are dual technology Scanners, RFID HF/NFC and Barcode Scanning suitable for commercial and industrial use. Three models […]

January 12 2014 | Posted in RFID News, RFID Technology | Read More »

OTI Receives $10 Million Payment From Sale of SmartID Division

OTI Receives $10 Million Payment From Sale of SmartID Division

On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI), a vendor of cashless payment solutions based on contact-less transactions and near field communication (NFC), has closed the sale of its SmartID division to SuperCom Ltd. ($SPCB), a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions. SuperCom acquired the SmartID division’s ongoing operations, including accounts and transfer of related employees, […]

January 6 2014 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »