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NFC Industry Events

Nov 2 2014 - Nov 6 2014
Aria
Las Vegas, United States

Premier U.S. event for emerging payments. A range of payments technologies will be covered at the event, which organizers expect will attract more than 6,000 attendees.  

Nov 4 2014 - Nov 6 2014
Paris, France

CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS is billed as the Global Event for Payment, Identification and Mobility. Event features 450 exhibitors, 140 conference sessions lead by international experts, and expects 20,000 attendees from the Financial, Retail, Government, Identify and Access, Telecommunications and Transportation sectors. The 2014 motto, Users on the Move, reflects today's reality: people showing more and more mobility and infrastructures being more connected than ever. 

Nov 19 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Shanghai, China

The 5th Internet Finance and Payment Innovation 2014 will be held on November 19-21 in Shanghai, China. Organizers expect around 250 leaders from commercial banks, payment service or solution providers, P2P, e-commerce companies, handset producers, airlines, funds, assurance, telecom carriers, government, central banks, association and others to attend. The focus will be on current hot topics including ” The Roadmap of P2P and Crowdfunding in the Context of Internet Finance”, “Bank’s Mashup Practice in Internet Finance”, “Mobile Finance 3.0”, “Develop Cloud-Payment Platform to Safeguard Payment Security”, and many others.

Jan 6 2015 - Jan 9 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, U.S.
Jan 21 2015 - Jan 22 2015
Stockholm, Sweden

The MCP Nordic conference describes their speakers list as consisting of executives from leading global companies within the mobile commerce and payment sector, from technology experts to retailers, MNO’s and banks. Hear from the Nordic leaders as well as case studies from around the world; Seamless, Swish, Ingenico, Svensk Handel, Swedbank, Vodafone and many more.

Jan 27 2015 - Jan 29 2015
The Lancaster
London, UK
Mar 2 2015 - Mar 5 2015
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 18 2015 - Mar 19 2015
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong, China

HEADLINE NEWS

OTI Reduces Growth Estimate and Pushes Back Positive EBITDA Prediction

Israeli-based NFC and contactless company On Track Innovations pushed back its prediction for positive adjusted EBITDA back to the third quarter of 2015 and reduced its estimate for 2014 revenue growth to 10%, down from the 30% it had predicted previously, the company reported in its quarterly earnings call.

DeviceFidelity Acquired by mPOS and Reader Component Supplier Kili

Canada-based Kili Technology, which supplies hardware modules, firmware and IP for mobile point of sale, readers and other payment-acceptance devices, has acquired NFC-accessories vendor DeviceFidelity.

Subway Eschews Exclusivity, Supports Multiple Mobile Wallets

NFC Times Exclusive: LAS VEGAS, Nev. – While a number of major U.S. merchants have pledged to only accept one mobile-payments service, that is not the case for giant Subway sandwich chain, which has now introduced at least three major options for its customers to pay with their smartphones.

AmEx and Discover Weigh In On HCE, Tokenization and Acceptance

Las Vegas, Nev. – No single mobile payments provider or platform will dominate the market in the long run, so card networks should adopt a flexible approach, CEOs of two major payment networks, American Express and Discover Financial Services, told attendees at this week’s Money 2020 conference.

Softcard Touts Rewards to Increase Wallet Activations; Insists it Will Support Wallet on iPhone SIMs

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Softcard CEO Michael Abbott was selling the value of rewards in the telco-owned mobile wallet today during a keynote address at the Money 2020 conference in Las Vegas.

Despite Talk of NFC and BLE, QR Codes Expected as Main Technology for MCX Launch

Although Dekkers Davidson, CEO of the big MCX mobile-commerce consortium in the U.S., said the group is working on Bluetooth low energy and NFC, the main technology MCX is expected to launch with next year will still be QR codes.

MCX Weighs in on Exclusivity Clause as Merchant Group Battles Apple Pay

The MCX Merchant group has confirmed what most insiders already knew: That it has an exclusivity clause for members to only accept mobile payments from its own payments platform.

Taiwan’s NFC Banking Joint Venture Gets Set to Launch TSM Service Amid Crowded Field of Platforms

Nov 18 2014 (All day)

NFC Times Exclusive: More than 25 Taiwanese banks have signed up to potentially launch NFC mobile-payments services using a TSM platform being launched by a joint venture of three domestic processing and interbank groups.

Small Issuers Sign Up for Apple Pay but Want to Keep Customers Using the Issuers' Own Applications

NFC Times Exclusive: Small financial institutions want their members to be able to use Apple Pay, but would prefer to keep transactions in their own branded mobile applications instead, sources at participating credit unions have told NFC Times.

NXP Reports NFC Sales Soar on Shipments to Apple

NXP Semiconductors reported a big jump in sales from its emerging ID unit in the third quarter, thanks to shipments of NFC chips and secure elements to Apple for the tech giant’s new iPhones.

Amid High-Profile Win with Apple, NXP Quietly Loses NFC Business for Samsung’s Galaxy Handsets

NFC Times Exclusive: While NXP Semiconductors won the coveted contract to supply NFC chips and secure elements to Apple for its new iPhone models, it has been cut out of the recent business for Samsung Galaxy handsets, including the Note 4.

NFC Booster Chip in New iPhones One Key to Apple Pay Performance, Though Not Yet Standardized

NFC Times Exclusive: In what is believed to be one of the first uses for NFC booster technology in NFC phones, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature an amplifier chip enabling a unique antenna design by Apple for its Apple Pay service that launched Monday.