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ST acquires ams' NFC & RFID reader assets

STMicroelectronics has acquired ams' assets related to its NFC and RFID reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure MCU solutions serving mobile devices, wearables, banking, identification, industrial, automotive and IoT markets. Approximately 50 technical experts from ams have been transferred to ST.
29th July 2016

Ringing the changes in Rio

Ringing the changes in Rio
While not all competitors at this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will return home with a much-coveted gold medal hanging around their neck, there will be another piece of jewellery available at the games that will be far easier for athletes to get their hands on.
22nd June 2016

Technology could replace cash within 20 years

The UK could become a cashless society within 20 years according to research published by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company, to coincide with London Technology Week 2016.
21st June 2016


The new payphone

The new payphone
Consumers are now spoilt for choice when it comes to cashless payments; from contactless cards to mobile payments, the necessity for paper and coins is declining. With banks and phone companies promoting new technologies, it can be confusing to figure out which payment system is best.
21st June 2016

ST & SAG deliver tiny NFC tags for IoT applications

ST & SAG deliver tiny NFC tags for IoT applications
STMicroelectronics & Securitag Assembly Group (SAG) have announced a tiny NFC Ferrite Tag that uses ST’s ST25 NFC tag IC for IoT data-transmission applications. Small, light and thin, the NFC Ferrite Tag can be surface-mounted during production through the metal pad that can be directly soldered to the PCB surface. It can also function when placed on metal products because of its anti-metallic interference characteristics.
1st June 2016

NFC tags protect against cloning

NFC tags protect against cloning
The NT3H2x11NTAG 12C plus family of connected near-field communication (NFC) tags from NXP Semiconductors is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics. The NTAG I2C plus family is the latest development of NXP NFC tags, combining a passive NFC interface and a contact I2C interfaces together with a non-volatile memory.
31st May 2016

PLI, Smartrac & NXP join forces to ramp up security

PLI (Plasticard-Locktech International), the world's largest manufacturer of hotel keycards, has signed a large-scale and long-term supply agreement with Smartrac, featuring NXP MIFARE ICs. For Smartrac, the agreement means a breakthrough in the global hospitality, leisure and entertainment market, while PLI and its customers will benefit from a quantum leap in product capability, quality and security.
27th May 2016

Android Pay is now available in the UK

Android Pay is now available in the UK
  Launched this week, Android Pay is now available to Android users in the UK. Android Pay helps people pay for things simply and securely with their Android smartphones. This builds on the launch of Android Pay in the US last year, with new countries coming soon.
20th May 2016

NXP expands support for the electronic payments market

NXP expands support for the electronic payments market
NXP Semiconductors expands its support for the electronic payments market by introducing a point-of-sale (POS) reader solution platform, SLN-POS-RDR, to enable customers to quickly develop and launch secure, contact and contactless payment systems into the market. The rapidly evolving market of electronic payments introduces new, innovative form factors, use cases and integration levels for the latest payment devices.
18th May 2016

The mobile wallet looks set to replace the leather one

The mobile wallet looks set to replace the leather one
The days of carrying cash are numbered as mobile payments look set to be our main form of payment within the next few years, according to a new study into the habits of UK consumers. The 'Future of Mobile Payments' report from the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) includes a nationally representative survey of 1,000 UK adults conducted in March 2016. The report found that, currently, 24% of adults have used their mobile phone to make payments, with 12% doing so on a regular basis.
27th April 2016


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