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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 »

December 5, 2016

NFC Forum Innovation Awards Open for Submissions

Global Awards Recognize Innovative NFC Products, Services and Applications WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Dec. 5, 2016 –The NFC Forum announced today a call for entries for the NFC Forum Innovation Awards to recognize innovative Near Field Communications (NFC) products, services and applications worldwide. Companies and developersRead more »

November 15, 2016

NFC Forum Unveils Tag Certification Initiative; Calls for Participation

Action Key to Market Growth and Global Interoperability of NFC Tag Solutions WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Nov. 15, 2016 – The NFC Forum today formally unveiled an initiative to create a Tag Certification Program and called upon tag vendors and solutions providersRead more »

October 12, 2016

NFC Forum Technical Specifications Improve RF Communication and NFC Tag Interoperability with NFC Devices

New and Candidate Specifications Provide for More Design Flexibility and Mitigate Risk WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Oct. 12, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the availability of one adopted and four candidate technical specifications, following approval by the Board of Directors.Read more »

September 29, 2016

NFC Forum Opens Registration for VISIONFC Automotive Summit

Global Mobility, Semiconductor, Payment, Automotive, and Consumer Electronics Leaders Gather to Advance NFC as a Platform for the Connected Car Ecosystem WAKEFIELD, Mass., – USA – Sept. 29, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the opening of registration for VISIONFC Automotive Summit , takingRead more »

September 14, 2016

NFC Forum Forms Partnerships with Three Industry Consortia

New Liaison Agreements to Expand NFC Adoption in Automotive, Public Transport, and Digital Identity Markets WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Sept. 14, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the signing of liaison agreements with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) , the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance , and the Smart Ticketing Alliance . TheRead more »

July 25, 2016

“Life Is Easier, More Connected With NFC” Video Unveiled By NFC Forum

Fun, Short Animated Video Shows Benefits Of NFC; Educational And Shareable WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – July 20, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced today the release of a fun, fast-moving animated 80 second video titled “What is NFC?”  The educational and shareableRead more »

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