May 18, 2017

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

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 »

Latest Media Coverage

June 15, 2017

Paula Hunter, executive director, NFC Forum, clearly believes the move unlocks enormous potential for NFC-enabled products and services. “Apple IOS 11 supporting Near Field Communication (NFC) tags means that over 2 billion people in the world now have an NFC reader available in their pocket to interact with NFC tags anywhere and at any time,” Hunter told Packaging News.

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June 12, 2017

Today the Leap Card is now accepted by 15 major public and private transport providers across Ireland. It was an immediate success, largely replacing magnetic stripe tickets and other schemes and making public transport interoperability a reality. The NTA has since rolled out a succession of ticketing products, and recently celebrated the sale of the two millionth Leap Card. Riders have taken more than 350 million journeys using the smart card, and in 2016, Leap accounted for 47% of all public transport journeys in Ireland.

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June 9, 2017

PARTNER NEWS: NXP is “excited about the expanding number of users of NFC applications” following the announcement made by Apple earlier this week that it is to add support for NFC tag reading to its iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch devices.

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June 6, 2017

New voices for Siri and peer-to-peer payments are among the new features in the next version of Apple’s mobile device operating system iOS 11, previewed at the company’s annual Worldwide Development Conference on Monday.

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June 6, 2017

Apple is about to let iPhone owners use their handsets’ NFC radios for more than just Apple Pay. Apple today introduced the CoreNFC API, which will permit the iPhone’s NFC radio to detect NFC tags and read the information contained therein. Though several iPhone models include NFC radios (6, 6 Plus 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus), functionality is restricted to Apple Pay. The new API gives developers access to the NFC radio so their own apps “can read tags to give users more information about their physical environment and the real-world objects in it.

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Member Press Releases

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 »

March 1, 2017

This 14-page white paper from the NFC Forum lays out the benefits to public transport operators (PTOs) of implementing NFC technology, and the importance of guaranteed interoperability between NFC-enabled devices and mobile ticketing systems.

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