SD Association Looks to Add NFC to SD, MicroSD Cards
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Nov 9, 2011, 4:25 PM by Eric M. Zeman
The SD Association today announced a new collaboration with GlobalPlatform to embed smart-chip technology — such as near-field communications — into a future version of the SD card standards. By adding authentication capabilities via technologies like NFC to the SD card standards, the SD Association believes it can extend the benefits of electronic wallet and mobile payment services to billions of existing devices. The SD Association and GlobalPlatform have agreed to work together to create a standard that will work in full-size SD cards and microSD cards and work across a range of consumer electronics devices, such as mobile phones and even cameras. The new standard will be backward compatible, will be made secure, can serve as identity authentication for access, and can enable mobile commerce. NFC is being used for mobile payments by Google and others, and requires the use of a specific handset with the NFC radio embedded within. This solution would negate the need for an embedded NFC radio.
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