NFC

The promise of NFC for Industry 4.0

There have been several points, in the history of manufacturing, when technology has truly revolutionized the way products are made. In the early part of the 20th century, the steam engine and electrification led to mass production, and in the 1970s, when robotics, computers, and other types of automation came Read More

Posted by Laurent Dardé  /   July 02, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Innovation, Innovation Trends, Interface and connectivity, Manufacturing  /   No Comments

Smart loyalty: MIFARE drives the next trend in retail

The modern loyalty program, which rewards customers for their business, can be traced back to the early 1980s, when airlines began offering exclusive benefits for “frequent flyers.” The trend has been growing ever since, with the result that just about every kind of retailer now offers some kind of “points” Read More

Posted by April Jaucian-Oswald  /   June 25, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Financial, Innovation Featured, Interface and connectivity, Loyalty, MIFARE, Retail  /   No Comments

Meet an NFC innovator: Malkyrs

This blog series showcases the creative minds behind some of the most intriguing applications for Near Field Communication (NFC).        Patrick Lallemand Patrick discovered NFC in early 2012 while he was a trainee in the identification department of NXP. He is the developer and NFC expert for Malkyrs Read More

Posted by Vanessa Lowe  /   June 23, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Innovation, Innovation Featured, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications, News, News Featured  /   No Comments

15 reasons NFC technology is changing the world

Since being co-invented by NXP Semiconductors and Sony in 2002, Near Field Communications (NFC) technology has been making its way into millions of mobile phones and other smart products. NFC is already being deployed for a wide range of innovative applications designed to make our lives easier and tasks more Read More

Posted by Martijn van der Linden  /   June 02, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Innovation, Near-field Communications  /   1 Comments

“We helped create NFC…but can only guess how far it will go now!” – Q&A with NXP European Inventor Award nominees

With the European Inventor Awards just around the corner we’ve taken some time to sit down with nominees Franz Amtmann and Philippe Maugars of NXP who have been nominated for their work in the invention of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. How did you feel when you were nominated, were Read More

Posted by Martijn van der Linden  /   May 15, 2015  /   Posted in Events, Events Featured, Featured, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications  /   1 Comments

Will your phone replace your wallet?

If you still carry a wallet (or something similar, like a credit-card case, a billfold, or a change purse), you may not be carrying it for much longer. Now that nearly every major smartphone manufacturer supports NFC, most of today’s smartphones now have the power to make payments, and that Read More

Posted by Laurent Dardé  /   May 12, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Innovation, Innovation Trends, Near-field Communication, Portable devices  /   No Comments

Welcome home to the 21st century

Our world is full of technological marvels that have enhanced many aspects of our lives. The unabated rise of the smartphone app in almost every aspect of modern life is also well understood. However our homes ‘operate’ in much the same way they did through most of the 20th century, Read More

Posted by Colin Faulkner  /   April 28, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Home and building automation, Innovation, Innovation Featured, Near-field Communication  /   No Comments

It’s personal: deeper brand relationships with NFC and cloud – Part 2

Good for the consumer, good for the brand When physical products that don’t traditionally have built-in electronics, such as dresses and wine bottles, connect to cloud-based functionality, through the use of NFC tags and a user’s mobile device, these physical products become part of the Internet of Everything, and can Read More

Posted by Sylvia Kaiser-Kershaw  /   April 16, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, Innovation, Innovation Featured, Innovation Trends, Internet of Things, Near-field Communication, Uncategorized  /   No Comments

It’s personal: deeper brand relationships with NFC and cloud – Part 1

A recent study, conducted by the international research firm Ipsos, polled more than 16,000 people in 20 countries and uncovered some interesting things about how we, as consumers, make our purchasing decisions. It turns out that the things we traditionally associate with a particular brand, such as style, quality, and Read More

Posted by Sylvia Kaiser-Kershaw  /   April 09, 2015  /   Posted in Authors, Featured, Innovation, Near-field Communication  /   No Comments