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October 13, 2017
NFC World

NFC Forum certifies NFC tag chips from STMicroelectronics

Three STMicroelectronics ST25 NFC tag chips have been certified for performance and interoperability under the NFC Forum’s new NFC tag certification program, which is designed to ensure “consistent, compelling, and connected user experiences” across NFC tags, readers and handsets.

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October 12, 2017
RFID Journal

RFID News Roundup

Identiv has announced its NFC Tag Starter Kit, designed in partnership with NXP Semiconductors. The kit includes 25 Near Field Communication (NFC) tags with NXP’s NFC Forum Type 2/4/5 NTAG and ICODE tag ICs. Supporting a variety of features and security levels for different application requirements, the tags are compatible with Android and Apple iOS 11 devices, including tablets and mobile phones.

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October 12, 2017
STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics NFC Tags among First to Be Certified for Performance and Interoperability by NFC Forum

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the certification of its ST25 Near Field Communication (NFC) tags by the NFC Forum, a key industry and standardization body.

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September 25, 2017
IOT Journal

NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

This week, Near Field Communication (NFCtag manufacturers have begun taking part in a new certification program provided worldwide by the NFC Forum, to ensure that their NFC chips and inlays conform with specifications—and, if they so choose, to test and certify their performance with mobile handsets and readers. The certification program for tags was added this past Wednesday to the NFC Forum’s existing certification program, and is already under way for manufacturers at its 23 worldwide authorized laboratories.

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September 22, 2017
Contactless Intelligence

NFC Forum adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum has announced the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program.  This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.  NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today.  Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 22, 2017
RFID Journal

NFC Forum Incorporates Tags into Its Certification Program

This week, Near Field Communication (NFCtag manufacturers have begun taking part in a new certification program provided worldwide by the NFC Forum, to ensure that their NFC chips and inlays conform with specifications—and, if they so choose, to test and certify their performance with mobile handsets and readers. The certification program for tags was added this past Wednesday to the NFC Forum’s existing certification program, and is already under way for manufacturers at its 23 worldwide authorized laboratories.

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September 21, 2017
everythingRF

NFC Tag Certification Now Included in NFC Forum Certification Program

The NFC Forum has added Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. The NFC Forum Certification Program is now available and will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 21, 2017
Electronics 360

New ToolKit Released Expands iPhone NFC Capabilities

NXP Semiconductors has introduced a new toolkit for near-field communication (NFC) tagging integrated circuits (ICs) with iOS support. This toolkit can connect billions of consumer and industrial products to the internet of things (IoT).Apple announced over the summer that they are going to support NFC read capabilities for NFC Forum-compliant tags. This means that NXP’s portfolio of advanced NFC tagging chips can now be designed into solutions with iOS 11 on iPhone® 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X models. NXP offers iOS developers a full tool suite of NFC hardware and software solutions for developers to explore the benefits in various different markets.

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September 21, 2017
Electronic Engineering Journal

NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program.  This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.  NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today.  Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 21, 2017
NFC World

NXP releases NFC tag toolkit for iOS

NXP has announced a toolkit designed to make it easy for iOS 11 developers to take advantage of the NFC tag reading capabilities that are now supported by iPhones and unlock “the potential to now connect billions of consumer and industrial products to the Internet of Things (IoT)”.

“As co-inventor of NFC technology, NXP invites Apple developers to join us in the NFC universe as we drive solutions that deliver on the promise of the IoT,” says Alexander Rensink, business segment manager for NXP’s secure identification solutions business.

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September 21, 2017
Telecompaper

NFC Forum adds NFC Tag Certification to certification programme

The NFC Forum announced the addition of NFC tag and reader certification to its ‘NFC Forum Certification Program.’ The move enables tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers to test and verify for the first time the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system, the organisation said in a press release.

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September 20, 2017
The Green Sheet

NFC Forum boosts interoperability, quality, differentiation, metrics

Following its mission to advance the use of near field communication (NFC) by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability and educating the market, the NFC Forum just added an NFC tag and reader certification to its global Certification Program. This addition means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers will now be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all key components in the NFC ecosystem.

 

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September 20, 2017
NFC World

NFC Forum launches tag certification program

NFC Forum adds NFC tag certification to certification program — NFC Forum — “Tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC ecosystem. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.”

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September 20, 2017
EE Times

Smartphones: Have NFC Will Travel

MADISON, Wis. — Just as Apple released its iOS 11 on Tuesday, the NFC Forum rolled out on Wednesday its Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification program.

In adding the new program, the NFC Forum enables “tag/inlay, NFC reader, and handset manufacturers for the first time … to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.”

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September 20, 2017
Digital Journal

NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 20, 2017
Sys-Con Media

NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system. NFC Forum Certification Program testing and certifications are available today. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.

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September 19, 2017
TechTarget IoT Agenda

How public release of iOS 11 will drive IoT and NFC innovation

Apple’s iOS 11 public release should come toward the end of September, providing opportunities for Android and Apple developers to innovate and create apps that can read near field communication (NFC) tags. This, combined with the explosion of IoT devices — some analysts predicting 36 billion IoT devices in use by 2020 — means that IoT and NFC applicationsare soon to take off.

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September 13, 2017
TechCrunch

iOS 11 is a second chance for QR codes and NFC to hit it big

Apple’s flashy new iPhones are hogging the spotlight right now, but iOS 11 is arriving before they do – on September 19, the major mobile software update will be available for existing iPhone and iPad devices. It’s bringing a lot of new features, especially to the iPad and iPad Pro, but it’s got two under-hyped payloads that could drastically change mobile apps, experiences and marketing.

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September 1, 2017
SmartRail World

5 minutes with… Paula Hunter, Executive Director at NFC Forum.

The NFC Forum is a non-profit organisation that exists to bring together experts in near field communications, sharing development and marketing expertise to develop the best-possible solutions for this crucial technology. Paula Hunter, NFC Forum’s Executive Director, talks to Dave Songer for this week’s 5 minutes about the steps the organisation is taking to break down the barriers and enhance the lives of consumers worldwide.

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August 11, 2017
Fortune

Apple iPhones Are About to Get a Lot More Useful

An upgrade to Apple’s mobile iOS operating system due this fall will enable iPhones to use the technology underlying the Apple Pay wireless payment system for more tasks.

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