NFC Forum Blogs and Podcasts

15 Years of Innovation: Celebrating the NFC Forum’s 15th Anniversary

15 Years of Innovation: Celebrating the NFC Forum’s 15th Anniversary

 It’s time to celebrate!  The NFC Forum is 15 years old! In 2004, Nokia Corporation , Royal Philips Electronics (NXP) and Sony Corporation announced the formation of the Near Field Communication Forum , an industry consortium dedicated to enabling the use of touch-based interactions in consumer electronics, mobile devices, PCs, smartRead more »

Start Your Engines! VISIONFC Automotive Summit To Focus  On NFC In Automobiles

Start Your Engines! VISIONFC Automotive Summit To Focus On NFC In Automobiles

Speakers From Audi, Car Connectivity Consortium, Continental Automotive, Daimler And More Stuttgart, Germany is arguably the birthplace of the gasoline-powered automobile.  Depending on which side you take, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach invented the first gasoline-powered engine for automobiles 133Read more »

We Share and IoT Grows

We Share and IoT Grows

IoT appears to be growing up and past the standards battle stage of life. Instead, its participants are increasingly seeing the field as a series of applications and use cases with the most appropriate IoT technology being slotted in asRead more »

Project Ray: Providing a Ray of Sunshine to the Visually-impaired with NFC

Project Ray: Providing a Ray of Sunshine to the Visually-impaired with NFC

Project Ray enables visually-impaired individuals to use NFC-enabled smartphones to benefit from the advantages of digital services and connected tools to increase their independence, sense of security and social inclusion. Modern digital products, such as smartphones, offer a wealth ofRead more »

FIME and Identiv Announce NFC Forum Certification First And An Only

FIME and Identiv Announce NFC Forum Certification First And An Only

By Sten Wendel, Compliance Program Manager, NFC Forum Two NFC Forum members announced significant industry achievements this month securing competitive market advantages through the NFC Forum Certification Program . FIME announced that it is the only testing laboratory in Japan allowed to provide NFC ForumRead more »

From San Jose to Shenzhen: On The Road With The NFC Forum

From San Jose to Shenzhen: On The Road With The NFC Forum

As we move into spring, not only does the weather start to warm but the NFC Forum’s marketing outreach efforts start heating up too. April and May of this year will see many NFC Forum members staffing the NFC Forum stands atRead more »

NFC Forum Money Transfer Candidate Specification Provides Alternative to QR Codes –  Five Questions with Daniel Orsatti, Group Chair, Reference Applications Framework Working Group

NFC Forum Money Transfer Candidate Specification Provides Alternative to QR Codes – Five Questions with Daniel Orsatti, Group Chair, Reference Applications Framework Working Group

I had a chance to talk with Daniel Orsatti from STMicroelectronics who also serves as the NFC Forum’s Group Chair for the Reference Applications Framework Working Group recently about the NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification (NMT).  Below are some of his comments on this newRead more »

eWaterpay Uses NFC to Help Provide Clean Drinking Water to Rural Areas

eWaterpay Uses NFC to Help Provide Clean Drinking Water to Rural Areas

What happens when you have over two billion NFC-enabled smartphones around the world and a United Nations goal of providing clean water to everyone on the globe by 2030? eWaterpay is a great answer. eWaterpay, the 2018 NFC Forum InnovationRead more »

Single Antenna Handles IoT Wireless Charging and Communications New NFC Forum Candidate Specification Available For Comment

Single Antenna Handles IoT Wireless Charging and Communications New NFC Forum Candidate Specification Available For Comment

By Jürgen Böhler, Chairman and Michael Stark, Vice-Chairman of the NFC Forum’s Technical Committee Wireless charging is just what it sounds like — a way to charge your phone, tablet or other device without using any wires. Usually the chargerRead more »