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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 […]

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Valmont Cosmetics leverages Thinfilm’s NFC solutions to transform products into experiences

Thin Film Electronics ASA have announced a partnership and related market trial with CMSmartconnect and Valmont Cosmetics. Through the collaboration, CMSmartconnect will integrate Thinfilm’s SpeedTap(TM) NFC technology into Valmont Cosmetics packaging, enabling Valmont to instantly deliver expert, customer-specific beauty advice for consumers through the simple tap of a smartphone. Valmont’s high-performing anti-aging product line reaches […]

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GlobalPlatform publishes On-Device NFC Service Management Specification

GlobalPlatform Managing Entity Specification has been published, completing a ‘stack’ of complementary software standards from ETSI and the NFC Forum that ensures multiple mobile contactless services successfully coexist within a device and will operate as intended, regardless of the hosting environment selected by the service provider. The standardized approach provides much needed clarity to service […]

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STMicroelectronics partners with MediaTek to integrate NFC technology into mobile-platform designs

STMicroelectronics has announced the integration of its contactless NFC technology with MediaTek’s mobile platforms. This creates a complete solution for handset developers to design next-generation smartphones capable of supporting tightly integrated NFC mobile services. Mobile payments are expected to see triple-digit growth in the coming years, with contactless transport ticketing also rising fast in Asia, […]

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