Covid-19 pandemic cuts demand for plastic cards

ICMA International Card Manufacturers Association logo

The total value of the global plastic cards market has fallen by US$3bn over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the number manufactured worldwide falling by 19.7% from 37.1bn in 2019 to 29.8bn in 2020, according to the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA). More




NFC World

ST launches NFC Type 5 tags with Augmented NDEF for dynamically updated information exchange at longer ranges

Smartphone using ST NFC RFID Type 5 tags

PARTNER NEWS: STMicroelectronics has released two new NFC Type 5 tags that combine NFC and RFID technology, Augmented NDEF and anti-tampering to let developers “leverage NFC contactless communication in new and imaginative ways for applications in consumer engagement, brand recognition, supply-chain management and access control”... More