NFC World – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, NFC and contactless, and beyond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:51:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png NFC World – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 ST explains how NFC tags with digital signatures can provide end-to-end protection against counterfeiting throughout the supply chain https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/20/364446/st-explains-how-nfc-tags-with-digital-signatures-can-provide-end-to-end-protection-against-counterfeiting-throughout-the-supply-chain/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:51:54 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64446 NFC tags that include support for digital signatures can provide protection against counterfeiting and grey market goods right through the supply chain — from the factory, through the distribution chain to the retailer and the consumer — chip maker STMicroelectronics explains in a white paper now available to download from the NFCW Knowledge Centre. Supply […]

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Starbucks launches NFC payment pens in Japan https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/19/364441/starbucks-launches-nfc-payment-pens-in-japan/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:51:13 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64441 Starbucks has introduced a branded contactless payment pen that customers in Japan can load with funds and then use to make payments at any FeliCa-compatible POS terminal. Starbucks Touch: The Pen uses ‘coffee brown’ ink, comes in a drip coffee machine-inspired design and costs ¥4,000 yen (US$37.02), including a pre-loaded credit balance of ¥1,000 (US$9.26). […]

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NXP unveils NFC, UWB and secure element chipset https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/19/364433/nxp-unveils-nfc-uwb-and-secure-element-chipset/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:29:26 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64433 PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a new chipset that combines a secure element, NFC and ultra wideband communications to make it possible for consumers to conduct secure transactions while “leaving their mobile devices in their back pockets”. The announcement follows the news that Apple has included an ultra wideband chip in its new iPhone 11 […]

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Two in five wrist-worn wearables now come with NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/16/364394/two-in-five-wrist-worn-wearables-now-come-with-nfc/ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:21:29 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64394 While health applications continue to be the main consumer adoption driver for wrist-worn wearables, support for mobile payments “is also starting to become a mainstay,” according to new research from IDC. IDC’s definition of wrist-worn wearables includes smartwatches, basic watches and wristbands. Shipments reached 34.2m units in total during the second quarter of 2019, up […]

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Apple adds Ultra Wideband communications chip to iPhone 11 https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/16/364384/apple-adds-ultra-wideband-communications-chip-to-iphone-11/ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:08:24 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64384 Apple’s iPhone 11 smartphones will come with a new chip that supports ultra wideband communications, opening up the potential for the devices to support a range of new proximity-based services including item tracking, keyless vehicle entry and mobile payments “The new Apple‑designed U1 chip uses ultra wideband technology for spatial awareness — allowing iPhone 11 […]

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Ahold Delhaize to roll out NFC shelf edge labels in supermarkets across Europe https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/16/364378/ahold-delhaize-to-roll-out-nfc-shelf-edge-labels-in-supermarkets-across-europe/ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:51:22 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64378 European supermarket group Ahold Delhaize is to equip its stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Czech Republic, Serbia and Romania with NFC-enabled electronic shelf edge labels that shoppers can tap to obtain more information about a product — and then add the items to their shopping basket so that they can self-checkout on their […]

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NXP explains how NFC and RFID tags can be used to improve the security of blockchain-based supply chain systems https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/13/364363/nxp-explains-how-nfc-and-rfid-tags-can-be-used-to-improve-the-security-of-blockchain-based-supply-chain-systems/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:00:41 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64363 PARTNER NEWS: “By adding transparency, security, and traceability, blockchain can make supply chains faster and more efficient, especially when originality and provenance are key concerns,” NXP explains in a new blog post. “At the same time, though, we see a way to improve the way blockchain is used in many of today’s implementations.” “Blockchain is, […]

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Bluey Merino to use NFC tags to guarantee the authenticity of its clothing https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/12/364358/bluey-merino-to-use-nfc-tags-to-guarantee-the-authenticity-of-its-clothing/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:39:05 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64358 Bluey Merino, an Australian active and outdoor clothing brand that produces garments exclusively made from premium Merino wool, has developed NFC labels that customers can use to confirm the origin of the wool in their new product by simply scanning the label with their NFC mobile phone. “Over 98% of our garments are developed with […]

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Google adds Secure NFC option to Android 10 https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/06/364303/google-adds-secure-nfc-option-to-android-10/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:57:25 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64303 A new feature in Android 10 will make it possible for consumers to choose whether or not they wish to be able to make NFC card emulation transactions without first unlocking their device. The function will be available for “off-host card emulation” payment and transit transactions that make use of a secure element on the […]

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Cordless kitchens to combine NFC with wireless power to remove the need for plugs and cables https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/05/364282/cordless-kitchens-to-combine-nfc-with-wireless-power-to-remove-the-need-for-plugs-and-cables/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:53:05 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64282 NFC connectivity is to play a major role in the delivery of a new generation of cordless kitchen appliances which work in conjunction with wireless power transmitter hotspots built into kitchen work surfaces to replace the need for traditional plugs and cables. The new Ki Cordless Kitchen standard is being developed by the Wireless Power […]

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