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NFC takes centre stage in Paris

OPINION: The Cartes show in Paris this week was a hotbed of new NFC product launches, firmly putting it on the list of must-attend events for anyone looking to keep on top of developments in the NFC industry. More


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ABI ranks contactless transaction and NFC chip suppliers

NXP Semiconductor has been ranked at the top of the latest edition of ABI Research’s Contactless Transaction IC Vendor Matrix. Inside Contactless and Infineon Technologies claimed the second and third spots in the matrix, which examines the contactless semiconductor market for payment, ticketing and near field communication (NFC) applications and ranks each of the vendors according to their ability to innovate and implement the technology. More


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STMicroelectronics to add Mifare functionality to new range of NFC SIMs

STMicroelectronics and NXP have signed a licensing deal that will see STMicroelectronics integrating the entire Mifare family into its security solutions for mobile phone and banking applications. The deal “will facilitate the convergence of the Mifare infrastructure and near field communication (NFC) enabled mobile devices, accelerating worldwide contactless application deployments,” say the two companies. More


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Getyoo launches NFC-based social networking system

Belgian start-up Getyoo has launched in beta a web-based platform designed to enable people to gather all their contacts and social activity in one place. Getyoo is designed to be used with ‘Clickeys’, NFC-enabled devices that allow users to exchange information with people, objects or things in the real world and then easily upload the information they have gathered to the internet. More


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G&D launches MasterCard mobile payments sticker

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has launched Convego Air Mobile, a contactless payment sticker conforming to the MasterCard PayPass contactless card standard. On receiving a sticker from their bank, consumers simply affix their Convego sticker to their phone or PDA and can then use it to make payments at any PayPass accepting merchant. More