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June 18, 2018

Brands and Thought Leaders to Participate in IoT Summit Sponsored by NFC Forum

Event Features Real-World Presentations on Customer Engagement and User Experience   LONDON, UK and WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 18, 2018 – Over 100 of the world’s most influential brands and thought leaders will converge at the NFC Forum’s VISIONFC Simplifying IoT Summit onRead more »

May 15, 2018

NFC Forum Unveils NFC Innovation Award Finalists

NFC Innovation Day in London to Feature IoT Summit and NFC Awards Celebration   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – May 15, 2018 – 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 selectedRead more »

March 29, 2018

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

Executive Director Honored for NFC Forum’s Growth, Innovations and Achievements Work Across Retail, Payment, Transport, IoT Industries WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 29, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, won The Women in IT Awards in the Business Leader of the Year AwardRead more »

March 13, 2018

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

Executive Director Honored for NFC Forum’s Work Across Payment, Transport, IoT Industries   WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 13, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today that its Executive Director, Paula Hunter, was selected as a finalist for The Women in IT Awards in the Business LeaderRead more »

February 13, 2018

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

Summit Focuses on how AIDC, NFC and RFID Make World More Connected for Businesses and Consumers WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – February 13, 2018 – AIM, Inc ., NFC Forum and RAIN RFID Alliance unveiled a partnership today to establish and deliver the Connections Summit on March 7, 2018 atRead more »

February 1, 2018

NFC Forum 2018 NFC Innovation Award Judges Announced

15 Near Field Communication Leaders and Luminaries to Judge Global Award Competition WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Feb. 1, 2018 – The NFC Forum unveiled today a slate of 15 judges for its 2018 NFC Innovation Awards representing a prestigious list of Near Field Communication technology (NFC)Read more »

January 17, 2018

NFC Forum Call For Entries; 2018 NFC Innovation Awards Open For Submissions

NFC Forum Invites Brands, Developers, Entrepreneurs and Startups to Submit their Groundbreaking NFC-Enabled Products, Services, and Experiences for Global Recognition WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Jan. 17, 2018 – The NFC Forum announced today a call for entries for the 2018 NF C Innovation Awards to recognizeRead more »

December 19, 2017

Infineon Joins NFC Forum Board Of Directors

Identiv Inc., PPC ID Card Solutions, Rice Microelectronics Join NFC Forum   WAKEFIELD, Mass. – December 19, 2017 – The NFC Forum  today announced that Infineon Technologies has upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor. The NFC Forum Board of Directors voted on and approved Infineon’s Sponsor-levelRead more »

November 28, 2017

NFC Forum Publishes 2017 Technical Specification Release

21 NFC Specifications Advance Mobile Device Interoperability, Public Transport Applications and NFC Tags WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 28, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today the completion, publication and availability of its 2017 Technical Specification Release . The 2017 Technical Specifications Release comprises 21 new orRead more »

November 8, 2017

Nike, Avery Dennison and 14 Other Companies Join the NFC Forum

Nike, Avery Dennison and 14 Other Companies Join the NFC Forum New Members Span Consumer, Packaging, Wearables, Transport, Telecom, Semiconductor and IoT Markets WAKEFIELD, Mass. – November 8, 2017 – Sixteen new NFC Forum members were unveiled today, including Nike and AveryRead more »

September 20, 2017

NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

Manufacturers and Test Labs Signal Support for Certification Program   WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – September 20, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification to its global certification program.  This means that tag/inlay,Read more »

August 1, 2017

NFC Forum Inks Packaging and Wireless Charging Liaison Agreements

Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association and Wireless Power Consortium to Collaborate on NFC Technology Adoption WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – August 1, 2017 – The NFC Forum  announced today liaison agreements with the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) . These alliances will allow for the adoption andRead more »

May 18, 2017

Asia’s Accelerating Mobile Ticketing Adoption Explored At NFC Forum Public Transport Summit With Five Real-life Case Studies

VISIONFC Transport Summit Sponsored by Infineon Technologies; Partners include APSCA and Smart Ticketing Alliance WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 18, 2017 – The NFC Forum opened registration and released its schedule of speakers today for the VISIONFC Transport Summit on June 20, 2017 in Ho ChiRead more »

May 3, 2017

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

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 otherRead more »

April 18, 2017

Global Leaders Work Together To Pave Way for Public Transport Interoperability

Collaborative Industry Effort of NFC Forum, European Committee for Standardization TC278 WG3, and GSMA WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – April 18, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today the publication of the NFC Forum – ISO/IEC 14443 Analog Parameter Comparison and Alignment white paper .  The 143-page white paper defines a generic methodology to compareRead more »

March 15, 2017

NFC Forum Innovation Award Winners Deliver Personalized Experiences that Enrich Consumers’ Connected Lives

Using NFC, Speech Code‘s Talking Labels, Khushi Baby’s Mobile Medical App, and Dimple’s Customizable Mobile Button Stickers Earn Top Honors at NFC Forum Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas  WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Mar. 14, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today theRead more »

March 14, 2017

Industry Bodies Align to Standardize On-Device NFC Service Management

Collaboration ensures predictable behavior of an NFC service regardless of where it is hosted and other services being delivered. March 13 2017 – ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum today detailed a standardized approach to implementing and managing NFC services across allRead more »

February 16, 2017

Vibrant NFC Market Produces Close to 100 Entries in NFC Forum Innovation Awards

Nine Semi-Finalists to Compete for Top Honors at Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, March 14 WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Feb. 16, 2017 – The NFC Forum announced today the nine semi-finalists in its NFC Forum Innovation Awards Program. Created to recognize the development and deployment ofRead more »

December 19, 2016

New NFC Forum Specifications Enable NFC Devices to Communicate with Broader Range of Devices and Tags

Enhancements Include Active Communication Mode for Peer-to-Peer and Support of NFC-V Technology WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Dec. 19, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the availability of three adopted and one candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors.Read more »

December 13, 2016

NFC Forum’s New Device Certification Release and Related White Paper Support Pathway to Public Transport Interoperability

Industry Effort Harmonizes Specifications of NFC-enabled Mobile Devices and Public Transport Readers WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – December 13, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today a new release of its Certification Program and, related to it, the publication of the NFC-enabled e-Ticketing in Public Transport: Clearing the Route to Interoperability white paper. Certification Release 10 (CR10) providesRead more »

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