NFC Technology

All it takes is a tap.

Every day millions and millions of people use NFC technology to connect to things and the world around them. It’s the super-fast and secure way to pay for things, ride the train, unlock a door, start your car, and even connect to the brands we all love.


Bend the universe

The NFC Forum is a community-led organization of hundreds of organizations looking to reinvent how we connect. Global brands and startups work together to define our specifications and the future of NFC technology.

Making Sustainability a Reality

NFC Forum technology expects to play an essential and valuable role in helping product designers comply with incoming sustainability regulations. Easy access to information on, for instance, on how product can be recycled, delivers on a circular economy and aligns with impending Digital Product Passport (DPP) requirements.

Connect with consumers

Safety, security, and convenience isn’t just important for how you pay for things. It’s also important for your home, your health, and even how you get around. Help users make an NFC connection with our brand and marks.

Build with NFC

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Our Specifications form a technology standard that harmonizes and extends existing contactless standards. Available at no charge for most members, they are also available to non-members.

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A well established market of Test Labs using NFC Forum developed Test Cases and approved Tools ensure confidence and reliability for silicon, OEM and implementing organizations.

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NFC in the news

With hundreds of millions of NFC-enabled devices in the market today, NFC technology is one of the most versatile and secure technologies around. The NFC Forum and our members regularly make news with innovative products, new specifications, and life-enhancing case studies.

7 Insights from the NFC Forum Technical Roadmap

The NFC Forum Technical Roadmap outlines the organization's plans to extend NFC standards and capabilities. The roadmap focuses on industry harmonization, optimizing wireless charging, increasing the range of NFC, enabling smartphones as reliable point-of-sale terminals, implementing multi-purpose tap functionality, supporting sustainability initiatives, and encouraging active participation from companies. The NFC Forum aims to enhance NFC technology and create new opportunities for its members.

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NFC & the Digital Product Passport: key webinar takeaways

Recently NFC Forum hosted a webinar to discuss how NFC technologies can play a role in the future of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) initiative, which is due to transform the way we reuse, remanufacture, and recycle products. Panelists from CIRPASS, the Global Battery Alliance, EM Microelectronic, PositiveImpaKT, and Infineon Technologies came together to discuss how different ecosystem players can collaborate to ensure a successful DPP rollout.

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The Next Great Disruptor to the Payments Ecosystem

Reader-Mode Payment, also known as Tap-on-Mobile or SoftPOS, bridges the gap between the need to boost digital payment acceptance and the barriers of affordability. This software allows merchants to use their COTS device as a payment terminal. But how does it work? And why are many stakeholders championing this use of NFC Forum technology as the next great payment ecosystem disruptor?

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Become a Member

Our mission is to bring the convenience of NFC technology to life by empowering organizations to deliver secure, tap-based interactions with an intuitive, reliable experience to users around the globe.

Membership in the NFC Forum offers organizations the opportunity to shape the direction of our work, gain time-to-market advantage, while also making the business connections to ensure market success.

We offer limited-benefit Free Membership (Adopter Class) and higher level annual dues opportunities starting at $2,500 a year. Apply now.

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