The NFC Forum brings the convenience of NFC technology to life. We empower organizations to deliver secure, tap-based interactions with an intuitive, reliable experience to users around the globe.


The goals of the NFC Forum are to:

  • Develop specifications and test mechanisms that ensure consistent, reliable transactions worldwide across all three modes of NFC
  • Take a leadership role in the industry to ensure NFC technology can routinely deliver a positive user experience
  • Educate enterprises, service providers, and developers about the benefits of NFC technology to ensure growth in end user adoption
  • Establish the NFC Forum and NFC technology brands as well recognized and utilized marks

The NFC Forum provides a highly stable framework for extensive application development, seamless interoperable solutions, and security for NFC-enabled transactions. The NFC Forum has organized the efforts of dozens of member organizations by creating Committees and Working Groups.

In June 2006, only 18 months after its founding, the Forum formally outlined the architecture for NFC technology. The Forum has released 16 specifications to date. The specifications provide a “road map” that enables all interested parties to create powerful new consumer-driven products.

View NFC Forum Specifications List