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June 27, 2018
DailyMail

Scientists create a device that attaches to packaging and sends rotten food warning to smartphones

Eating dodgy meat could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new device that promises to act as a digital nose, sniffing out signs food has gone past its best. Wireless labels can be applied to packages of meat to detect chemicals released when the contents begin to decompose.

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June 22, 2018
KitGuru

A ‘Digital Key’ standard for cars is in the works

Whilst some cars can be unlocked via a smartphone, these models are few and far between and are often very pricey additions. The Car Connectivity Consortium is looking to change this, by creating a standard so that more manufacturers can easily implement a Digital Key system that works no matter the car or phone.

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June 21, 2018
Electronic Engineering Journal

Certified NFC Forum Type 5 Chips from STMicroelectronics Bring Tamper-Detect Capability to Smaller, More Convenient Tags

Geneva, June 21, 2018 — STMicroelectronics’ ST25TV Type 5 NFC tag ICs combine the convenience of the ISO 15693 vicinity standard ISO 15693 tags operate at the 13.56 MHz frequency and offer maximum read distance of 1–1.5 meters with the extra advantage of tamper detection as well as strong cloning-prevention, data-protection, and user-privacy features.

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June 21, 2018
9to5Mac

Apple-backed digital car key standard will let you use your iPhone to unlock your car

A new digital key standard will allow you to use a smartphone (and possibly Apple Watch) to unlock your car.

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June 21, 2018
Webwire

Certified NFC Forum Type 5 Chips from STMicroelectronics Bring Tamper-Detect Capability to Smaller, More Convenient Tags

Geneva, June 21, 2018 — STMicroelectronics’ ST25TV Type 5 NFC tag ICs combine the convenience of the ISO 15693 vicinity standard[1] with the extra advantage of tamper detection as well as strong cloning-prevention, data-protection, and user-privacy features.

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June 12, 2018
Information Age

Women in IT Awards USA Winner: Business Leader of the Year – Paula Hunter

Paula Hunter, Executive Director at NFC Forum, won Business Leader of the Year at Women in IT Awards USA. Here she shares her career journey so far.

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June 4, 2018
NASDAQ

STMicroelectronics’ NFC Technology Chosen to Distinguish TCL Communication’s Alcatel 3V Smartphone through Outstanding Contactless User Experience

Geneva, June 4, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed its Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology is powering the contactless features of TCL Communication’s newly launched Alcatel 3V smartphone for the European market.

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May 16, 2018
Contactless Intelligence

NFC Forum Unveils NFC Innovation Award Finalists

The NFC Forum announced today the nine finalists in the 2018 NFC Innovation Awards Program, selected by a distinguished panel of judges.  The three winners selected from this group will be revealed during the NFC Forum’s day-long NFC Innovation Day celebration scheduled for June 26 at the Barbican Centre in London, UK.

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April 7, 2018
The Next Web

NFC is the underdog tech set to explode in the next five years

In the tantalizing world of technology today, there are endless buzzwords and acronyms for emerging tech you need to know. From AI to the ‘Uber of’ dog walking and everything in-between, maybe you think you’ve heard it all. But before you hop on the hype train and leave the station, take note — an unsuspecting player is poised to leap out of the shadows: Near field communications technology.

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March 29, 2018
Digital Journal

NFC Forum’s Hunter Wins Women in IT “Business Leader of the Year” Award

The NFC Forum announced today that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, won The Women in IT Awards in the Business Leader of the Year Award category. The Women in IT Awards is a leading technology award program, debuting in North America for the first time this year. It showcases the achievements and innovation of women in the technology industry and promotes diversity. Judges selected Hunter after examining the growth of the NFC Forum, the innovation it has brought to the market, and specific achievements and initiatives that she has accomplished during her time as executive director.

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March 5, 2018
Digital Journal

Justin Ribeiro, CEO of Stickman Ventures, Set to Deliver Speech at Connections Summit at Google

Stickman Ventures chief executive officer Justin Ribeiro is set to speak this week at the Connections Summit at Google, a one-day event featuring over 25 speaker-led sessions, panel discussions, case studies and networking opportunities focusing on how Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC),Read more »

February 23, 2018
RFID Journal

AIM, NFC FORUM, RAIN RFID ALLIANCE LAUNCH CONNECTIONS SUMMIT

AIM, the NFC Forum and the RAIN RFID Alliance have unveiled a partnership to establish the Connections Summit on Mar. 7, 2018, at the Google Java Corners facility, located in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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February 20, 2018
Payments Journal

Payments Journal Executive Spotlight with Paula Hunter, Executive Director, NFC Forum

The NFC Forum is the world’s leading standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.  Over the last 10+ years we’ve developed, tested and released the technology standards and specifications that allow NFC-enabled devices – like smartphones – to be used to make in-store purchases, easily pay for public transportation or to commission and control Internet of Things (IoT) devices, among many other things.  Our 150 members include large well-known companies  along with a good mix of innovative startups.  The NFC Forum’s Retail and Payment Special Interest Group is a subset of the organization and is focused on improving the speed and convenience of contactless transactions while enhancing the retail customer journey.

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February 13, 2018
Digital Journal

AIM, NFC Forum and RAIN RFID to Launch Connections Summit at Google in March

AIM, Inc., NFC Forum and RAIN RFID Alliance unveiled a partnership today to establish and deliver the Connections Summit on March 7, 2018 at Google Java Corners, Sunnyvale, CA.

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February 1, 2018
LETSGODIGITAL

Microsoft patents secure NFC solution

NFC is a type of radio communication standard, just like Bluetooth, WiFi and other networking technologies. The difference is that NFC only works when two devices are in close proximity to one another. It also operates at slower speeds. In addition, NFC can read RFID chips and it can be used for mobile payments. To exclude malicious parties and eavesdroppers Microsoft found a method to better secure NFC in the future.

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January 26, 2018
TechTarget

NFC unlocks opportunities in technology at CES 2018

At CES this year, near field communication (NFC) technology proved itself a dominant technology across a variety of industries. By using a smartphone, NFC can easily be applied to products in the smart home, retail and healthcare areas and beyond.

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January 26, 2018
RFID Journal

RFID News Roundup: NFC FORUM ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR INNOVATION AWARDS

The NFC Forum has announced a call for entries for its 2018 NFC Innovation Awards to recognize Near Field Communication (NFC) products, services and experiences. Innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, startups and organizations using NFC in new, disruptive and pioneering ways can submit award entries showcasing their work for the chance to win in one of three award categories.

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January 26, 2018
EE Times

NFC Specs Updated for Mobile, Tags

The 2017 Technical Specification Release from the NFC Forum is made up of 21 new or updated near field communication (NFC) technical specifications.  The new specifications are a big step toward ensuring interoperability between NFC solutions in the market with various existing infrastructures, unifying new and existing specs to ensure interoperability and functionality across all solutions using NFC technology.

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January 25, 2018
IoT Journal

NFC Forum Issues Call for Entries for Innovation Awards

The NFC Forum has announced a call for entries for its 2018 NFC Innovation Awards to recognize Near Field Communication (NFC) products, services and experiences. Innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, startups and organizations using NFC in new, disruptive and pioneering ways can submit award entries showcasing their work for the chance to win in one of three award categories.

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January 9, 2018
NFC World

Innovative ways companies are using NFC to unlock next-generation user experiences

This 20-page document contains five case studies that show how developers and product designers are turning to NFC technology to advance how products, services, and applications enable meaningful consumer experiences.

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