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November 14, 2012

Broadcom Contributes Standards-based NFC Software Stack into Android Offers OEMs Alternative Solution for Explosive Market Demand

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the contribution of its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The software will also be included in Android 4.2. As the new standard for OEMs looking to support NFC on Android devices, Broadcom’s technology is poised to gain significant traction. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.

October 31, 2012

SMARTRAC pioneers production of 50µm chip NFC tags

Amsterdam, October 31, 2012 – SMARTRAC N.V. announced today, that it is the first RFID transponder and inlay manufacturer worldwide to offer NFC tags with ultrathin 50 µm chips.

September 18, 2012

Crosscliq Showcases the Power of NFC with Blackberry at the Toronto International Film Festival

Crosscliq has brought NFC (Near Field Communication) to life for BlackBerry at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF). BlackBerry, a leader with NFC-enabled smartphones like the BlackBerry® Bold 9900, chose Crosscliq, an NFC-mobile technology company, to showcase how convenient and beneficial NFC is for consumers.

September 4, 2012

NFC meets Wireless Charging

Stollmann – specialist in software stacks for NFC, Bluetooth and ISDN -Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) – globally well-known in the automotive infotainment industry – and Funkwerk Dabendorf – renowned producer of mobile communication solutions in the automotive industry – agree upon cooperation for the smartphone integration in the car via NFC.

August 14, 2012

Mobile wallet vision: NEXPERTS and Unwire announce strategic alliance

NEXPERTS, the solution provider for contactless payment processing via NFC technology cooperates with Unwire as one of the leading providers of mobile commerce solutions.

August 7, 2012

Infineon Releases NFC Tag Developers’ Kit

Milpitas, Calif. – August 7, 2012 – Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced release of a NFC tag application developer kit for the North American market. Developers of smartphone apps can use the kit for design and test of information exchange applications based on NFC Forum Type 2 Tag technology.

July 23, 2012

Toppan Forms and TF Payment Service

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd and TF Payment Service (TFPS), in the lead up to the Summer Olympics in London, will be providing NFC Smart Posters and Facebook application to the ‘re:new Tohoku’ exhibition held at Asia House from July the 10th. The event has been developed by Japanese Greats and IMD Inc. as part of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Cool Japan initiative that aims to promote Japanese designed and manufactured goods from areas affected by the 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

June 21, 2012

DUALi, KTC and Clear2Pay pioneer with NFC Forum certification of NFC device

Brussels, 21 June 2012 –Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions, and DUALi, a Korean Smart Card Solutions Provider, announce today that DUALi’s Near Field Communication (NFC) device has been certified for NFC Forum Digital Conformance by the Korean certification laboratory KTC. The certification of the DUALi device is one of the first NFC devices to meet the demanding standards of the NFC Forum, the non-profit industry organization for NFC technology deployment.

June 20, 2012

Catchwell and Stollmann bring NFC to industrial ecosystem

Hamburg/Germany, 14 June 2012 – Stollmann integrates near field communication (NFC) in the upcoming product solutions and devices from Catchwell. NFC will be used as a smart extension to the product line enabling either payments with mobiles/cards or security access.

May 25, 2012

Worldwide NFC Wireless Technology Experts Meet in Malaga, Spain for NFC Forum Plugfest

Malaga, Spain. 24 May, 2012. The Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain, is the location of the NFC Forum’s 10th Plugfest, taking place from 21st to 25th May 2012. AT4 wireless, as one of the leading testing organizations in NFC Forum technology worldwide, has been selected to host this meeting.

January 26, 2012

SEQUENT LAUNCHES BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY TO BRING NFC TO ALL APPS

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 26, 2012 – Sequent Software, a leading provider of mobile near field communication (NFC) software and services, today announced its breakthrough technology, Core Card Services (CCS). Sequent’s CCS unlocks NFC innovation for app developers, making it possible for any mobile app to seamlessly integrate NFC payments, ticketing, coupons, ID badge access and more.

January 19, 2012

BKM becomes the first Turkish member of NFC Forum

BKM has joined the NFC Forum in December 2011. Dedicated to forming a balanced ecosystem in Turkey, BKM has been investing actively in building NFC payment systems and a competency center since 2008. Acting as a trusted service manager and as a facilitator, BKM has enabled use of credit cards on handset based NFC secure elements with issuing members Halkbank, Isbank, Vakifbank and Ziraat Bank. BKM is currently developing SIM based solutions with Turkey’s leading Mobile Network Operators. Going forward BKM will support all secure elements forms, international payment schemes and value added NFC services (like couponing, smart posters, loyalty, etc.).

January 5, 2012

UPM RFID announces collaboration with Freedom Shopping to deliver RFID and NFC tags via new NFC Freedom store online

UPM RFID, Tampere, 5 January 2012) – UPM RFID and Freedom Shopping, a leading provider of item-level RFID solutions, have joined forces to deliver UHF and NFC RFID tags and inlays from UPM RFID through a new online store, ‘NFC Freedom’ at nfcfreedom.com. The NFC Freedom product range features UPM BullsEye, UPM Circus and UPM RaceTrack NFC tags, as well as UPM Web and UPM ShortDipole UHF tags in a variety of delivery formats.

December 13, 2011

SEQUENT LAUNCHES NEUTRAL NFC PLATFORM TO ACCELERATE MASS ADOPTION

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 13, 2011 – Sequent Software, a leading provider of near field communication (NFC) software and services, has launched an NFC services platform that lets any mobile operator, card issuer, or application developer deliver a rich mobile payment consumer experience. The platform accelerates NFC commercialization that seamlessly integrates consumer transactional capabilities, such as payments, with mobile devices.

December 1, 2011

Toppan Forms establishes a new company focused on providing Cloud based NFC Payment Services

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. has announced today that it will establish Toppan Forms Payment Service (TFPS) and it will begin operations from the 1st of December, 2011. TFPS will be providing a payment settlement platform for Near Field Communications (NFC) and contactless based payment services.

October 26, 2011

UPM RFID and Hansaprint introduce NFC mobile app at Nokia World

(UPM RFID, Tampere, 26 October 2011) UPM RFID and Finnish-based printing house Hansaprint are introducing a revolutionary NFC mobile application called TagAge Mobile today at Nokia World 2011, London. The TagAge Mobile tag creator is the first of its kind in the world, allowing users to create NFC tag content and graphics using their own photos stored on smartphone.

October 12, 2011

ARYGON announces future-proof High-Speed NFC Reader Platform supporting all Mifare and FeliCa transponders including secure modes (e.g. DES, 3DES, AES, SAM)

Mainz, 12 October 2009 – ARYGON Technologies, a first mover in NFC / RFID reader modules, today announces its highly customizable and best-in-class High-Speed NFC Reader Platform for authenticating, reading and writing all Mifare and FeliCa family transponders including secure modes (proprietary encryption modes, DES, 3DES, AES etc.). It is a highly customizable Hardware and Firmware platform, optionally offering Contact Card and SAM slots, custom PCB sizes and host interfaces (USB, UART, RS232 etc.) as well as environment-specific antenna designs or application-compliant firmware solutions for various EEPROM sizes (64kB up to 512kB). Additionally it provides ease of integration with customer applications, by including with it. PC/SC drivers, API´s, sample script files and comprehensive test tools.

September 19, 2011

UPM RFID launches new high-performance NFC tag portfolio based on NXP NTAG203 chip

(UPM RFID, Tampere, 19 September 2011) – UPM RFID is launching a new portfolio of NFC tags and inlays featuring NXP’s NTAG203 ICs. UPM RFID’s new NFC products include UPM BullsEye, UPM Circus and UPM MiniTrack, with the new NXP NTAG203 chip offering 1300 bits/144 bytes of user memory, significantly improved performance and a faster response time when reading with NFC smartphones.

September 8, 2011

NFC enters the automotive industry

Hamburg, Germany, September 6, 2011 – Stollmann, a leading provider of NFC protocol software, has acquired HARMAN, the leading global audio and infotainment group, as a customer.

June 28, 2011

Hamburg, Germany, June 28, 2011 – Stollmann and ARS Software to Develop Bluetooth and NFC Reference Solution

The use of near field communication (NFC) greatly simplifies the Bluetooth pairing process.
Stollmann, a leading provider of NFC protocol software, and ARS Software, a supplier and integrator of iAnywhere Bluetooth protocol software, are collaborating on secure simple pairing of Bluetooth and NFC. ARS Software has developed an NFC secure simple pairing out-of-band (OOB) application for the iAnywhere stack using Stollmann NFC software.

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