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:

  • Enable NFC Technology to deliver a consistently positive user experience
  • Encourage the NFC Forum ecosystem to adopt a visual identifier that informs users should tap for action
  • Educate enterprises, service providers, and developers on how to use NFC technology to deliver impactful solutions and grow their businesses
  • Continue to develop specifications, test mechanisms, and guidelines that ensure consistent, secure, and interoperable use cases worldwide

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.

The NFC Forum was founded in 2004 and only 18 months after its founding, the Forum formally outlined the architecture for NFC technology. The Forum has released 26 specifications to date. The specifications provide a “road map” that enable all interested parties to create powerful new consumer-driven products.

View NFC Forum Specifications List