Accelerating Development of the NFC Ecosystem: New NFC Forum Members to Drive Innovation

  • Date: May 3, 2017
  • Eleven New Members Join at Associate, Implementer and Startup Implementer Levels

    WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 3, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today that 11 new members have joined the organization recently including CTC Advanced as an Associate Member and 10 other companies as an Implementer Member or at the NFC Forum’s new Startup Implementer Membership Level.  The new members represent a variety of industries and markets worldwide such as the Internet of Things (IoT), transportation, retail, payment and automotive.

    The NFC Forum is dedicated to advancing the use of Near Field Communication (NFC). Through the work of its Committees and Working Groups, the NFC Forum empowers organizations to deliver secure, tap-based interactions with an intuitive, reliable experience to users around the globe.

    “We continue to see a surge in membership from companies interested in using NFC technology to improve their products and services along with enhancing the overall customer experience,” said Paula Hunter, executive director, NFC Forum.  “With today’s connected consumer, there is a growing desire to use NFC technology to stay nimble and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.”

    The NFC Forum draws innovative member organizations from all regions of the globe reflecting the increasing worldwide interest in adoption and implementation of NFC technology.

    New Associate Member:

    CTC Advanced

    Joining as Implementer Members:

    ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    BlueBite

    Confidex

    eMCREY Limited

    iLOQ

    Teledyne LeCroy Frontline, Inc WISeKEY

    Newest Startup Implementer Members:

    Cilab GMBH

    FAMOCO

    QUBITEQ

    Any organization interested in using NFC technology to improve their product, service or customer experience is encouraged to apply for NFC Forum membership.  In addition, to ongoing work via conference calls and online meetings, the NFC Forum holds face-to-face, member meetings three times a year to advance NFC initiatives and to address specifications and other projects under development.  The next member meeting is scheduled for June 19 – 22, 2017 in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam.

    About the NFC Forum

    The NFC Forum (www.nfc-forum.org) was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum’s global member companies are currently developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery, and device capability. The NFC Forum’s Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor members are: Apple Inc., Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Google, Inc., Intel, MasterCard Worldwide, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.

     

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