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2011-11-15 19:00:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Asia Congress -- The GSMA today announced that 45 of the world's leading mobile operators have committed to support and implement SIM-based Near Field Communications (NFC) solutions and services. These operators include China Mobile and China Unicom, which account for nearly 800 million connections throughout China. As an important catalyst in accelerating the adoption of NFC services, the GSMA has published a new set of industry...

2011-11-15 08:59:00

PASADENA, Calif. and PARIS, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UK-based ICC Solutions LTD, a leading provider of contact and contactless test solutions to the global banking and payment industry, and EMV Academy announced today a strategic partnership. ICC Solutions has joined the EMV Academy as the Academy's preferred provider of EMV contact and contactless test solutions. EMV Academy is the first U.S. based EMV training academy committed to seamlessly migrating EMV chip and pin technologies...

2011-11-15 09:05:00

PASADENA, Calif., and NEW YORK CITY, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMV Academy, the first U.S. based EMV training academy committed to seamlessly migrating the U.S. banking and payment industry to EMV chip and pin technologies, and SCIL, a New York based, expert EMV payments consultancy and solutions provider announced a strategic partnership today. SCIL has joined the EMV Academy as a strategic training partner providing training and EMV migration consultancy resources to the EMV...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

GENEVA, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of secure microcontrollers, and FIME, a renowned consulting and market integration testing service for secure chip-based applications and devices, have validated the compliance of ST's Calypso electronic ticketing chip with the EMV® Level 1 Radio Frequency (RF) test. This certification confirms that...

2011-11-09 03:00:00

PARIS, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CARTES & IDENTIFICATION BOOTH 3B140 -- SD Association will extend the utility of its world-leading memory card standards, giving thousands of consumer electronic device models used by billions of consumers more services and features by leveraging other global standards. Under this new strategy, the Association today announced a new collaboration with GlobalPlatform to include smart-chip technology in SD standards to enable mobile phones and other...

2011-10-17 11:00:00

Paytoo® expands its presence in Latin America through an alliance with XY Prepago - This will provide a unique telecommunication and mobile payment solution in Ecuador. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 XY Prepago (Mobile Solutions) and Paytoo® (Universal Mobile Services) reached an agreement that will allow the joint provision of telecommunications services and mobile wallet from any mobile phone in Ecuador and the world. The agreement was ratified in Miami by Santiago...

2011-10-07 14:03:00

MIAMI, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIM USA, a leading manufacturer of card personalization solutions for financial applications, and SmartSoft, a Cardtek Group company, and a leading provider of EMV based central and instant card issuance, Mobile/NFC, and EMV training and consultancy solutions to the global payment industry, announced a strategic partnership to provide end-to-end EMV based payment solutions to financial card issuers and bureaus in the United States. The move is...

2011-09-19 16:00:00

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Over the past few years Canada has been focused on EMV implementations.  As EMV is now becoming business as usual in the Canadian market and with Visa recently introducing a US liability shift date that includes both EMV and Contactless, the move forward using contactless and mobile technologies (NFC) is obviously the next step for payments.  If you are interested in learning more about the impact and the changes required to support this...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

GENEVA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As urban transport networks and other electronic ticketing operators seek to improve their smart-card based services, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of secure microcontrollers, has unveiled a new secure IC supporting the latest version of the popular Calypso ticketing open standard. The chip supports extra, innovative services, and is unique in...

2011-07-25 04:35:01

Beijing, July 25, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - According to the market analysis released by Qualitydress.com, it is predicted that by 2016 the global smart phone shipments will reach 1 billion units. In 2010, the smart phone shipments were 302 million units. According to the study, in the next five years, the shipments of smart phones will account for a large proportion of mobile phones. This is mainly because the price of smart phones in the future will be reduced. Although the mobile phone...