Tyfone puts NFC into microSD cards. By Sarah Clark • nfcworld.com • Published January 12th, 2009 • Last updated 9 February 2009, 23:00 The company’s patented technology allows an NFC secure element, controller and antenna to be built into SD and microSD cards, making it possible for mobile phone and PDA owners to add near field communication capabilities to their devices by just adding a Tyfone card.
SD Association and GlobalPlatform to set standards for external secure elements. By Sarah Clark • nfcworld.com • Published November 21st, 2011 • Last updated 21 November 2011, 13:01 The two associations will create international standards for SD and microSD format secure elements for use in NFC services as well as a wide range of other applications.
GLOBALPLATFORM: "Very keen to invest time in the SD market to understand and respond to its requirements" Memory card storage trade body the SD Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with secure element standards body GlobalPlatform that will see the pair working together to standardise the way in which secure data is managed on SD and microSD cards. The two organisations aim to provide service and content providers, as well as consumer electronics manufacturers, with a standardised way to use the SD interface to offer new value-added services, applications and secure content, as well as authenticate transactions and identity.
GlobalPlatform. SD Association, GlobalPlatform to include NFC in new SD standards. SD Association, GlobalPlatform to include NFC in new SD standards The SD Association has announced a new collaboration with GlobalPlatform to include smart-chip technology in SD standards, enabling mobile phones and other portable CE devices to provide authentication services with SD memory cards.
According to the association, standardized authentication services on microSD and full-size SD memory cards would transform consumers’ mobile phones and CE devices into electronic wallets, enabling NFC-enabled cashless payments and paperless identification, plus a variety of value-added applications leveraging NFC. According to the association, offering NFC on SD memory cards opens new business models for any authentication process, including: Mobile commerce. SD Association and GlobalPlatform to set standards for external secure elements. NFC news in brief. Netcom unveils NFC microSD add-on.