In our increasingly connected world, NFC (Near Field Communication) is a wireless technology that allows you to interact securely with all the objects around you with just a tap. NXP relentlessly seeks out and defines new applications that bring unique customer experiences. This online zone gives you an overview of what NFC is and what it can do for you.
Near Field Communication is hot. In today's increasingly connected world, this simple, intuitive technology lets you interact securely with the world around you with a simple touch. Fast, seamless, and easy to use, NFC is now available in hundreds of millions of smartphones, tablets, and other consumer electronics, with new devices arriving almost daily.
NFC offers the ultimate in security and convenience, and makes new interactions possible. It transforms the already dynamic mobile user experience in a way that enables the "Internet of Things". Now "smart posters", location based check-in signs, a friend's tablet, a ticketing or payment terminal can all interact with your mobile device, securely and seamlessly.
From the simple exchange of business cards to sophisticated personalized transactions, loyalty programs, and even devices that can commission and configure themselves, NFC opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
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|2014||Apple introduces iPhone 6 with Apple Pay using NFC technology|
|2013||Samsung and Visa announce major partnership to develop mobile payments|
|2012||Wired US is the first mass market publication to feature an NFC enabled advertisement|
|2012||Sony introduces the “Smart Tags”, which use NFC technology to change modes and profiles on a Sony smart phone at close range|
|2012||Samsung introduces TecTile, a set of NFC stickers and a companion application for Android to read and write TecTile stickers|
|2011||Google launches Google Wallet|
|2010||AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile announce Softcard (formerly Isis) mobile payments joint venture|
|2010||The city of Nice in Southern France launches the “Nice City of contactless mobile” project|
|2010||Google launches the first Android NFC phone (Nexus S)|
|2009||NFC Forum releases Peer-to-Peer standards|
|2006||Nokia launches the first NFC phone (Nokia 6131)|
|2006||Initial specifications for NFC Forum Tags and for “SmartPoster” records|
|2004||NXP Semiconductors co-founds the NFC Forum to lead the collaboration with industry stakeholders and help standardize the technology|
|2002||NXP Semiconductors and Sony co-invent NFC|