Member Press Releases
Connected Rogers Magazine teamed up with Crosscliq, CIBC and RIM to become the first magazine in Canada to embed NFC (Near Field Communication) technology inside a print ad. This print ad marks the crossroads of the mobile, print and banking industries in Canada as it merges four Canadian leaders who understand the power of mobile and NFC technology to deliver an effective mobile solution via a print vehicle that boosts consumer engagement.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced two new Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions to be showcased at the upcoming 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company announced the industry’s first quad-combo to integrate certified NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and FM onto a single chip. Broadcom also announced a single card solution combining its 5G WiFi combo chip with its industry-leading standalone NFC. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEXPERTS, the solution provider for contactless payment processing via NFC technology cooperates with Unwire as one of the leading providers of mobile commerce solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.