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Latest report: Smart card market in Japan 2011-2015

The Smart Card market in Japan is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.8 percent over the period 2011–2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in adoption in NFC technology. The Smart Card market in Japan has also been witnessing convergence of applications onto a single form […]

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Identive – Big in Japan

Two news stories from Identive today that have a Japanese flavour in common. First up is the news that Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and Identive Group, Inc. are to jointly develop a new ID card reader that allows Japanese merchants, banks and others to read any of the diverse types of electronic identity credentials in […]

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MWC 2012: Near Field Communication goes to Japan, FeliCa goes worldwide

Gemalto and Sony Corporation have established an agreement to provide FeliCa / Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions globally. Under the agreement, Gemalto will incorporate FeliCa software technology into its UpTeq NFC SIM product lineup starting in 2012, offering mobile operators and service providers a more comprehensive range of mobile NFC services globally. The addition of […]

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Sony’s CLEFIA Adopted as an International Standard in Lightweight Cryptography

The Sony Corporation recently announced that CLEFIA, the block cipher algorithm it developed and presented as a state-of-the-art cryptography technique in 2007, has been adopted as one of the ISO/IEC 29192 International Standards in lightweight cryptography after the final approval of ISO (International Organization for Standardization)/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). CLEFIA, which has the same interface […]

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