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March 28, 2007

Interest In Near Field Communication Brings Growth For NFC Forum; Membership Now Tops 110 Organizations

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA March 28, 2007 — The NFC Forum (www.nfc-forum.org), a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that its membership roster has continued to expand: it now includes more than 110 organizations worldwide representing a 10 percent increase over the last quarter.

February 12, 2007

NFC Forum Issues White Paper, The Keys To Truly Interoperable Communications

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA Feb 12, 2007 — The NFC Forum (www.nfc-forum.org), a non-profit industry association advancing the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, has released a white paper that highlights the capabilities of NFC technology and its potential to transform consumers’ everyday lives.

February 1, 2007

Call For Entries: The First European NFC Competition, “Touching The Future” – Extended Deadline For Preliminary Proposals Is February 19

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA Feb. 1, 2007 — The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, and the SmartTouch project have launched “Touching the Future”, the first European NFC Competition. The competition’s goal is to promote innovation and excellence in NFC service implementations in Europe, both present and future. Entry is open to all interested parties.

February 1, 2007

NFC Forum 3GSM World Congress Press/Analyst Luncheon And Briefing

The momentum behind NFC is growing rapidly. Strategy Analytics forecasts that mobile phone-based contactless payments will facilitate over $36 billion of worldwide consumer spending by 2011. In fact, at this very moment, consumers are using NFC technology on their mobile phones to make contactless payments in trials in Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Atlanta, and New York, to name a few. Now it’s your turn to hear about and experience NFC technology personally at the 2007 3GSM World Congress.

January 2, 2007

Try NFC Technology At Showstoppers @ CES Press Reception To Win Prizes

The NFC Forum is giving CES ShowStoppers attendees a chance to experience NFC technology already in use in consumer trials worldwide in action. Participants may use an NFC-enabled mobile phone that is communicating wirelessly with an NFC tag to play “Touch and Win”. Lucky winners receive a gift certificate to Amazon.com.

December 6, 2006

NFC Forum Tops 100 Member Organizations

SAN DIEGO, Calif., USA December 6, 2006— The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that its membership roster has grown to over 100 organizations. Since its founding two years ago, the NFC Forum continues to attract market-leading organizations from around the world to its membership ranks, demonstrating growing momentum for the adoption and implementation of Near Field Communication technology. This week in San Diego, over 160 representatives from the 100+ member organizations are attending the Forum’s quarterly meeting, where they are convening to advance NFC initiatives and specifications in face-to-face working sessions.

October 5, 2006

NFC Forum Publishes Specification For “SmartPoster” Records

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Oct. 5, 2006 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced publication of the Forum’s SmartPoster Record Type Definition (RTD) Specification.

August 14, 2006

NFC Forum Issues Its First Four Specifications

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – August 14, 2006 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, oday announced the publication of its first four specifications. The specifications are available to the public for download at no charge from the NFC Forum Web site.

July 24, 2006

NFC Forum Announces HP As Sponsor Member; Associate Membership Continues To Grow

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – July 24, 2006 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, today announced its latest Sponsor member: HP. The Forum also added three Associate level members in July, bringing total membership to 85 organizations. The Forum recently unveiled its technology architecture, which will serve as the foundation for interoperable NFC products and services.

June 28, 2006

14 Organizations Join the NFC Forum as New Members, As Forum Activities Advance

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 28, 2006 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, today announced that 14 new organizations have joined the Forum as members since February. Launched early last year, the NFC Forum now includes 80 member organizations and earlier this month unveiled its technology architecture, which will serve as the foundation for interoperable NFC products and services.

June 5, 2006

NFC Forum Unveils Technology Architecture And Announces Initial Specifications And Mandatory Tag Format Support

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – June 5, 2006 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association advancing the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, today unveiled its technology architecture and announced the first five Forum specifications, at a Web news conference. Forum officials also announced the initial tag formats for which support is mandatory in
NFC Forum-compliant devices.

February 22, 2006

One Year After Launch, NFC Forum Membership Hits 70 Organizations Worldwide

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA February 22, 2006 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association dedicated to advancing the use of near field communication (NFC) technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services and educating the market about NFC technology, has expanded its member roster to include more than 70 organizations worldwide.

June 28, 2005

Near Field Communication Forum Launches Four Technical Working Groups

WAKEFIELD, Mass. June 28, 2005 — The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum, a non-profit industry association created to promote NFC technology, today announced that four Technical Working Groups are now active in the areas of NFC Devices, Reference Applications Framework, Security, and Testing. The Forum also announced the addition of Renesas Technology Corp., producer of highly integrated semiconductor system solutions for mobile, automotive and other markets, as a Sponsor Member.

February 24, 2005

Near Field Communication Forum Announces World-class Members Lineup, Charts Course For 2005

WAKEFIELD, Mass. February 24, 2005 — The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum, a non-profit industry association launched in 2004 by Nokia Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics and Sony Corporation to promote NFC technology, today announced that 20 more organizations from around the world have joined the group.

March 18, 2004

Nokia, Philips And Sony Establish The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum

Hannover, Germany, March 18, 2004 Nokia Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Sony Corporation today announced that they will establish the Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum to enable the use of touch-based interactions in consumer electronics, mobile devices, PCs, smart objects and for payment purposes.

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