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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 »

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 »

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 »

Together Canada’s Blackberry and Timmies Allow for NFC Payments

Together Canada’s Blackberry and Timmies Allow for NFC Payments

Canada’s smartphone giant BlackBerry ($BBRY) now lets its smartphones pay at Canada’s favorite coffee store Tim Hortons using NFC with functionality built into Tim Hortons’  TimmyMe mobile phone app. BlackBerry smartphone customers with the Blackberry Z10, Q10  and Z30 will now be able to use their smartphone to complete transactions at participating Tim Hortons across […]

December 15 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

IBM Makes NFC Based 2-Factor Security for Mobile Transactions

IBM Makes NFC Based 2-Factor Security for Mobile Transactions

IBM  scientists have developed a new mobile authentication security technology based on the radio standard known as NFC. The technology provides an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contactless smartcard to conduct mobile transactions, including online banking and digital signatures when accessing a corporate Intranet or private cloud. According to […]

October 28 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Sony Continues to Integrate NFC Mobile Phones with Its FeliCa Technology

Sony Continues to Integrate NFC Mobile Phones with Its FeliCa Technology

Sony Corporation (“Sony”) is pleased to announce that mobile solutions incorporating its FeliCa™ technology will be used in Octopus, a popular Hong Kong contactless smart card payment service used for public transport and retail payment. Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) announced the public pilot launch of Hong Kong’s first Octopus mobile payment service enabled by its […]

October 15 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

NFC Market Estimated to be Worth 10 Billion by 2016

NFC Market Estimated to be Worth 10 Billion by 2016

According to the market research report “Near Field Communication (NFC) Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2011 – 2016) forecast by Products (NFC Chip, Micro SD Card, Integrated SIM, Reader & Middleware), Applications (Mobile Payment, Ticketing, Booking, Data Sharing, Access Control, Non-Payment, Infotainment, Advertisement)” published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Near Field Communication applications market is […]

August 15 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Broadcom Powers Brother’s First Family of NFC-Enabled Printers

Broadcom Powers Brother’s First Family of NFC-Enabled Printers

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications company announced its Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi technology is powering Brother’s new NFC printers. The integration of NFC into Brother’s multi-function printers shows how the power of NFC is being adopted by a broader range of consumer electronic devices. The new […]

July 15 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »

Although Apple Products Still Lack NFC – Sales of NFC Enabled Handsets Increased 300% in 2012

Although Apple Products Still Lack NFC – Sales of NFC Enabled Handsets Increased 300% in 2012

According to a new research report by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring NFC (near field communication) technology jumped 300 percent in 2012 to reach 140 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48.2 percent, annual shipments are forecasted to reach 1 billion units by 2017. Wider adoption of NFC […]

June 23 2013 | Posted in NFC News, RFID News | Read More »