NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use
of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced today that it
has signed collaboration agreements with three industry consortia. The
goal of the alliances is to facilitate joint work to further the
adoption, reach, and impact of NFC technology in key markets and
industries, including mobile communications, air travel, and Wi-Fi
communications. Collaborative activities will include work on market
education, global interoperability, and mobile testing.
"As NFC technology reaches into many new markets and industries, the NFC
Forum is working to make the process as smooth and effective as possible
by collaborating with leadership organizations that share our goals,"
said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. "These new agreements
with Global Certification Forum (GCF), the International Air Transport
Association (IATA), and the Wi-Fi Alliance will expedite the
availability and use of more globally interoperable NFC-enabled
solutions. We look forward to sharing long and productive partnerships
with these organizations."
The organizations and agreements are as follows:
About the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum (http://www.nfc-forum.org)
was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading
mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics
companies. The Forum's mission is to advance the use of Near Field
Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring
interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market
about NFC technology. The Forum's 180 global member companies currently
are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and
protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service
delivery, device discovery, and device capability.
The NFC Forum's Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of
Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world.
The Sponsor members are: Broadcom Corporation, INSIDE Secure, Intel,
MasterCard Worldwide, NEC, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Renesas
Electronics Corporation, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics,
and Visa Inc.
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