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Launch of 1st NFC Powered Cover for Smartphones with Integrated Keyboard

Launch of 1st NFC Powered Cover for Smartphones with Integrated Keyboard

One2Touch, a technology firm specializing in NFC-powered wireless communication products is launching the first smartphone cover with an integrated portable keyboard, called the SlimType. The NFC-powered keyboard & cover is available for pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat and S6 Edge. The lightweight and stylish SlimType smart cover gives mobile users the freedom to take advantage of the […]

January 28 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Technology Giant NXP Announces Start of a New Era in NFC with Intuitive Proximity Technology

Technology Giant NXP Announces Start of a New Era in NFC with Intuitive Proximity Technology

With the flagship solution, PN5180,NXP Semiconductors  (NASDAQ:NXPI), co-inventor of Near Field Communication (NFC), today announced the beginning of a new era in the evolution of NFC to bring intuitive proximity technology everywhere. PN5180 is an advanced, multi-protocol (ISO/IEC 15693, Felica™, MIFARE® and ISO/IEC 14443A/B) NFC frontend that delivers more efficient, robust, and reliable operation, even in […]

January 19 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Smart Card Alliance Explores the Uses of NFC Technology Beyond Payments

Smart Card Alliance Explores the Uses of NFC Technology Beyond Payments

Near Field Communications (NFC) technology gets a lot of attention for its ability to enable contactless payments, but less known is that it also can be used to enable secure and convenient transactions in non-payments applications, such as marketing, identity, access, ticketing and gaming. The Smart Card Alliance recently released a white paper that explores non-payments NFC […]

January 14 2016 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

New NFC Forum Technical Specifications Broaden Tag Support & Enhance Interoperability

New NFC Forum Technical Specifications Broaden Tag Support & Enhance Interoperability

The NFC Forum today announced the publication of one new and three candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors. Available from the NFC Forum website, the specifications deliver new capabilities that support improved RF communication, new and legacy tag support, NFC-V technology and Active Communication Mode. These specifications are being released as […]

October 25 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Report says NFC Chips Market Growing at 50% Every Year Until 2019

Report says NFC Chips Market Growing at 50% Every Year Until 2019

Segmented based on end-users, a new research report covering the global NFC chips market in the next 4 years suggests strong growth due to an increase in NFC based transactions, mobile wallets, increased adoption of NFC technology and more as a part of the global NFC chips market analysis . The increasing penetration of NFC technology across […]

September 13 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Using NFC to Strengthen University Campus Card Technology

Using NFC to Strengthen University Campus Card Technology

Blackboard Inc. announced that, in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), they have shipped more than one million near-field communication (NFC)-compatible campus cards since 2012. This milestone further demonstrates Blackboard’s continued commitment to providing education institutions with the most secure, flexible, and open-standard campus card/credential solutions. Institutions nationwide including UCLA, Quinnipiac University, Liberty University, […]

September 7 2015 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

New NFC Contactless Payment Devices will Bring Innovation to Purchasing Experiences

New NFC Contactless Payment Devices will Bring Innovation to Purchasing Experiences

The global contactless payment market is booming, in response to consumer demands for safe, quick and convenient ways to pay for purchases. In fact, the market is forecast to reach $9.88 billion by 2018, growing at a compound annual rate of 18 percent, according to analyst firm Research and Markets. FEIG Electronics, a global supplier […]

September 7 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 »

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 »