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Qualcomm still sees NFC as third-party IC

9/13/2010 10:45 AM EDT
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Harsha79
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Harsha79   11/29/2012 5:14:08 AM
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According to my analysis, NFC being a short-range wireless connectivity protocol, offers niche set of applications suiting security and data handling/collection areas. NFC must not be seen as a substitute/replacement or a direct comparison with other connectivity protocols such as BLE, RFID/SmartCard, ZigBee, RF, WUSB, WiFi, UPnP etc. Since information/data is transferred digitally without any contact using tags/readers etc, it serves as an ideal method for transaction based services/applications. NFC would definitely become widespread across payments and security domains.

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elctrnx_lyf   9/16/2010 3:21:44 AM
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All depends on identifying the benefits of this technology and the areas where it can be used. If there is not many customers like banks and public transport who are not embracing this technology, then there is no use in making it available in their chips. The infrastructure setup to use such technologies is feasible only in few countries. We need few big boys who can promote it .....

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Luis Sanchez   9/13/2010 8:47:03 PM
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I don't know of any other place that uses the NFC for ticketing. I find this technology very interesting. But I don't see the reason why Qualcomm recommends to go to 3rd party providers to use this technology. Perhaps they are not too convinced that it will catch up yet. Broadcom is though. But considering the last paragraph of the article, Nokia and Motorola are also investing in projects of this new technology so I think when Apple comes out with their NFC enabled iPhone, the other mobile manufacturers will come out also.

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chanj0   9/13/2010 4:28:54 PM
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There are indeed more business obstacle than technical obstacle in the application of NFC. MTR in HK has been using MTR for years. It has become an electronic wallet for people in HK. Anyone knows whether there are any country or city implementing eWallet?

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