This three-way stand off between the network operators, the manufacturers and the banks is killing the whole thing.
Qualcomm's Atheros subsidiary has come up trumps again: this time in the form of a tiny NFC chip designed to use less power when transferring data over the airwaves. The snappily monikered QCA1990 is about half the size of existing NFC chips, and uses a 40nm fabrication process to significantly reduce the power needed. This …
I was more upset by 'the present a press release as an article'.
The Broadcom chip can be either reader or tag, and I think a version (bonding option) has an embedded secure element (SIM) in the package (for mobile phone use). The aerials range from credit card size down to postage stamp, but this was last year.
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