Yvon Gourdou of STMicroelectronics talks about the company’s wide range of NFC products especially suitable for start-ups and home labs as they allow innovative NFC-based applications to be developed, also as part of the IoT. Besides the well known payment applications of NFC, these Open Development Environment products aim at non-secure applications like providing information on the next bus coming or the next movie.
STM's products come in 3 categories: tag (subset of RFID), dynamic tag (connected to hardware), reader (for memory transfer). Tags can be read (with or) without apps, in a native way, on a mobile phone. For dynamic tags, boards are provided which plug into STM Nucleo board, with open source software tools for reading and libraries available.