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TAMAGOTCHI 4U – NFC enhances toy interactivity!

Cast your mind back almost 20 years and you may remember the launch of the Tamagotchi – an electronic ‘pet’ that owners fed, washed, entertained and exercised.  The keychain sized Tamagotchi was a pet simulation game which allowed owners to have a pet without physically owning one.  The pets needed Read More

Posted by Brigitte Jud  /   July 18, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Near-field Communication, Near-field Communications  /   No Comments

Celebrating the future of payments in Nijmegen

Celebrating the future of payments in Nijmegen As MIFARE – the leading contactless solution from NXP – celebrates its 20th birthday, it plays a starring role in the biggest festival in Nijmegen. Drawing on two decades of industry expertise in smartcard technology, the company´s MIFARE products provide customers with smarter Read More

Posted by Martijn van der Linden  /   July 15, 2014  /   Posted in Cyber security, Featured, Financial, Identification and security, Near-field Communication  /   No Comments

How technology can revolutionize the retail industry

The rise of e-retailing, global complexity in the supply chains and changing consumer habits are forcing the retail industry to undergo a transformation. Emerging technologies like RFID and NFC support retailers in overcoming these challenges by creating more efficient supply chain management and enhancing the consumer experience. RFID based inventory Read More

Posted by Kurt Bischof  /   June 12, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Interface and connectivity, Near-field Communications, RF, RF identification  /   2 Comments

NFC Academy brings open innovation to Singapore

NFC Academy brings open innovation to Singapore Open innovation – sharing technology and know-how between organizations and universities – helps companies create new applications and speed-up development of solutions that would be difficult to achieve as a sole stakeholder. An excellent example of an open innovation project in Singapore is Read More

Posted by Ghiath Al kadi  /   May 15, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Near-field Communications  /   No Comments

Plastic is dead, long live plastic!

Plastic is dead, long live plastic! This year more than 300bn non-cash payment transactions will take place globally, representing over 50% of all payments.  Of these, 300bn plus non-cash transactions, over 200bn, will be made with a plastic payment card; that is a debit, credit, or pre-paid card. Of the Read More

Posted by Brintha Koether  /   May 06, 2014  /   Posted in Cyber security, Featured, Identification, Identification and security, Identification Featured, Near-field Communications  /   No Comments

NFC everywhere

For a long time NFC technology was in a catch-22, or chicken-or-egg, situation. Why should manufacturers implement NFC in phones when no products supported it and vice-versa? Fortunately, those days are behind us and with over 0.5 billion NFC enabled high-end smart phones in use today, this issue has been Read More

Posted by Jan Willem Vogel  /   March 11, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Near-field Communications, Secure transactions, Wireless infrastructure  /   No Comments

NXP at Mobile World Congress – wearable technology will be one to watch

Kazou Kashio, CEO of Casio was quoted last year describing the human wrist as “prime real estate”. Kazou was alluding to the biggest technology battle that will take place in 2014; the fight to dominate the wearable technology market. While there are a number of innovations taking place in the wearable Read More

Posted by Joon Knapen  /   February 14, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Portable devices, Social, Trends  /   No Comments

NXP at Mobile World Congress – Your ticket to a smarter world through NFC

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is now less than two weeks away and I’m already dreading the inevitable task of packing my suitcase. I have to be so prepared and think several steps ahead. As well as making sure I have enough clothes, toiletries and electronic devices I’ll need for my Read More

Posted by Joon Knapen  /   February 13, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Home and building automation, Innovation, Near-field Communications, Secure transactions  /   No Comments

What will you be wearing at CES? NFC-enabled badges deliver “tap-to-interact” experiences

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES, Las Vegas, January 7-10) is considered by many to be the most important technology event in the world, but one of the coolest things you’ll see at this year’s show isn’t on display in a booth — it’s being worn by show attendees. Every one Read More

Posted by Todd Hallinan  /   December 19, 2013  /   Posted in Events, Featured, Near-field Communications, RF identification  /   1 Comments