Clipper pilots contactless transit pass that provides unlimited free public transport across the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area Clipper transit card on iphone and payment terminal

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and more than 20 other transit agencies that support the Clipper fare payment system in the San Francisco Bay Area of the USA are trialling a contactless transit pass that will allow passengers to take unlimited free journeys on bus, rail and ferry services in the region... More


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Eurosmart reports rise in smartphones with embedded secure elements

Eurosmart’s secure element shipment forecasts confirm a global market increase in all main market sectors — Eurosmart — “Trends for device manufacturers, mainly composed of high end smartphone manufacturers, became significant in 2017 with 400m embedded secure elements. The growth is important and equal to +21.2% compared with 2016 (330m of units) and 470m units are expected in 2018.”



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NFC secure element shipments to grow 12% in 2017

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Some 560m NFC secure elements will be shipped worldwide in 2017, representing a 12% increase from 2016, smart security industry association Eurosmart reveals. A total of 495m NFC secure elements were shipped in 2015, which increased by 1% in 2016 to reach 500m units. More




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Eurosmart forecasts 600m NFC SEs in 2015

A total of 8bn secure elements will be shipped this year, with SIM cards accounting for 5.1bn of the total, according to new statistics released by smart security industry association Eurosmart, with the total rising to 12bn in 2020... More