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September 20, 2017

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

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 »

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September 20, 2017

NFC Forum adds NFC tag certification to certification program — NFC Forum — “Tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC ecosystem. Certification will help ensure that NFC tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user experiences.”

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September 20, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — Just as Apple released its iOS 11 on Tuesday, the NFC Forum rolled out on Wednesday its Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and reader certification program.

In adding the new program, the NFC Forum enables “tag/inlay, NFC reader, and handset manufacturers for the first time … to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system.”

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September 19, 2017

Apple’s iOS 11 public release should come toward the end of September, providing opportunities for Android and Apple developers to innovate and create apps that can read near field communication (NFC) tags. This, combined with the explosion of IoT devices — some analysts predicting 36 billion IoT devices in use by 2020 — means that IoT and NFC applicationsare soon to take off.

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September 13, 2017

Apple’s flashy new iPhones are hogging the spotlight right now, but iOS 11 is arriving before they do – on September 19, the major mobile software update will be available for existing iPhone and iPad devices. It’s bringing a lot of new features, especially to the iPad and iPad Pro, but it’s got two under-hyped payloads that could drastically change mobile apps, experiences and marketing.

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September 1, 2017

The NFC Forum is a non-profit organisation that exists to bring together experts in near field communications, sharing development and marketing expertise to develop the best-possible solutions for this crucial technology. Paula Hunter, NFC Forum’s Executive Director, talks to Dave Songer for this week’s 5 minutes about the steps the organisation is taking to break down the barriers and enhance the lives of consumers worldwide.

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Member Press Releases

September 5, 2017

  Collaboration delivers complete mobile payment platform Independent solutions provide secure sourcing for OEMs and include an NFC controller with an optional embedded Secure Element Geneva / 05 Sep 2017 — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers acrossRead more »

June 12, 2017

Significant addition to the NFC ecosystem provides a new IoT growth vector Apple announced during the Worldwide Developer Conference 2017that they will be expanding NFC capabilities in iOS 11 with detection of NFC tags and reading messages that contain NDEFRead more »

June 7, 2017

Purple Deck’s TapLive Program is a Welcome Addition to Chambers’ Apothecary’s Commitment to Making the Impossible Possible by Exceeding Customers’ Expectations “Not only does TapLive encourage customer engagement in the store, but it also gives managers enhanced visibility into thatRead more »

April 27, 2017

Proofs enables brand product manufacturers to deliver secured and exclusive content to their consumers to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction and minimize counterfeiting Leveraging the next generation of its latest, purpose-built NFC tags equipped with NXP® Semiconductor’s NTAG® 413 DNARead more »

March 9, 2017

Geneva, March 9, 2017 — The new advanced ST25DV dynamic-tag ICs are the latest addition to the ST25 NFC/RFID product family that come with a rich featured contactless RF interface and I2C bus. The dual-interface enables untethered interaction between an NFC-capableRead more »


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