Forum announced today the winners in its NFC
Forum Innovation Award Program. The winning entries were named at an
awards ceremony held tonight at the NFC Forum all-member meeting in Las
semi-finalists were selected from over 90 entries and one
first-place winner was chosen from each of three categories by a jury
composed of global
leaders and industry experts. Entries were judged on their
innovation, commercial potential, and usability, as well as on the
quality of design and implementation.
"Each of these award-winning entries is a reminder that there is no
limit to innovating with NFC technology," said Koichi Tagawa, chairman
of the NFC Forum. "In today's increasingly connected world, NFC offers a
tap-based experience that simplifies, enriches, and improves our daily
lives. Since it is easy to implement, developers and product designers
are turning to NFC to enable the Internet of Things and deliver
compelling, personalized user experiences."
NFC Forum Innovation Award Program and Winners:The
NFC Forum Innovation Award Program promotes the development and
deployment of innovative and exemplary Near Field Communication (NFC)
products, services and applications by product developers from around
the world. Submissions ranged across a broad set of industries from
connected home, smart health, smart consumer, and automotive to "NFC for
Good," Internet of Things, gaming, connected retail and transportation.
One winner was named in each of the three award categories: Most
Innovative NFC Product, Service, or Implementation; Best Mobile App; and
Best NFC Startup.
Most Innovative NFC Product, Service, or
Best NFC Startup:
The NFC Forum Innovation Award first-place winners received NFC
Innovation Award trophies and will be featured on the NFC Forum website.
Semi-finalists received a complimentary two-night stay at a Las Vegas
hotel, an award certificate, global recognition and networking
opportunities at the NFC Forum members meeting in Las Vegas.
The NFC Forum would like to give special thanks to the NFC Innovation
Award Program sponsor, NXP Semiconductors; media partner Contactless
Intelligence; and the award
judges: ABI Senior Analyst Phil Sealy; APSCA Chairman Greg Pote;
Frog Vice President and Head of Venture Design Ethan Imboden; GSMA
Terminals Director Paul Gosden; IEEE Council on RFID Professor Dr.
Katina Michael; IHS Principal Analyst Don Tait; SapientNitro Vice
President Prashant Mehta; Strategy Analytics Director of Wireless Media
Strategies Nitesh Patel, and The Smart Card Alliance Executive Director
About the NFC ForumThe NFC Forum's (www.nfc-forum.org)
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
global member companies are currently 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 include Apple Inc.,
Broadcom Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Google, Inc., Intel,
MasterCard Worldwide, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony
Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.
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