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CIRCUS™ FLEX: Taking branded products to Championship Level

Can a new tag be in the public eye before it’s released? SMARTRAC’s CIRCUS FLEX can, because it’s an integral part of adidas’ Telstar 18 FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball. Now you can experience the first-ever soccer match ball featuring an embedded NFC tag, the result of a partnership between adidas and SMARTRAC. SMARTRAC’s well-established […]

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LotteCard uses Gemalto’s contactless tag for payments and transport in South Korea

Gemalto is supplying its Optelio Contactless Stickers to LotteCard – one of Korea’s largest credit card networks. The miniature size sticker is one third the size of a standard banking card and designed to adhere to the surface of any mobile phone. Owing to a bigger antenna and an advanced shielding technology, the sticker offers […]

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NFC Forum unveils tag certification initiative; calls for participation

The NFC Forum has formally unveiled an initiative to create a Tag Certification Program and called upon tag vendors and solutions providers to join the NFC Forum and participate in the effort. The new program will give organizations involved in products and services that use NFC tags — for the first time — a means […]

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Confidex Links the world of NFC applications

Confidex has released Confidex Links™ –  touted by the company as the ‘world first, truly modular NFC tag portfolio for high-volume applications. The product line’s modularity is based on multiple options related to the tag’s chip memory, label materials and optional Confidex services for printing, encoding and branding of the tags’. Complex manufacturing process of […]

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STMicroelectronics, SAG to deliver high-performance, tiny NFC tags for IoT apps

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics and Securitag Assembly Group (SAG) , a supplier of RFID transponders have announced a tiny NFC Ferrite Tag that uses STMicroelectronics’ ST25 NFC tag IC for IoT (Internet of Things) data-transmission applications. Small, light, and thin, the NFC Ferrite Tag can be surface-mounted during production through the metal pad that can be […]

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CPI consortium to develop world class NFC packaging capability for the UK

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a specialist consortium creating a world class UK manufacturing supply chain that will enable the widespread adoption of packaging incorporating Near-field Communication (NFC) based technology. The three year project is titled ‘SCOPE’ and is building the manufacturing capability, capacity and skills required to commercialise and position the […]

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