The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced 19 new members from 14 countries.
The organization made the announcement during its week-long all members meeting taking place in Shanghai.
Since its founding in 2004, the NFC Forum has drawn market-leading organizations from around the world to its membership roster as momentum builds for the adoption and implementation of NFC technology. The new NFC Forum members are from several sectors of the NFC ecosystem, the numerous industries that are stakeholders and contributors to NFC technology. Industries represented include semiconductor and terminal manufacturers, higher education, service providers, compliance and testing organizations and systems integrators.
"The increasingly diverse and global composition of our membership demonstrates the growing support for NFC adoption worldwide," said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. "The NFC Forum applauds the leadership of these member organizations, all of which are working actively to ensure that NFC provides greater value and convenience for both consumers and enterprises."
The NFC Forum welcomes the new members at four levels, including two Principal Members, nine Associate members, four Implementer members and four Non-Profits. They are:
* Principal Members: Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Bermuda; Rogers Communications, Inc., Canada;
* Associate Members: Blackboard Inc., US, Consult Hyperion, UK, DB Mobility Logistics AG, Germany, Micropross, France, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan, SGS SA, Switzerland, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), China, Telecommunication Metrology Center (TMC), China, Zapa Technology, Ireland;
* Implementer Members: Adamsoft d.o.o., Slovenia, CASSIS International, Singapore, UPEK, Inc., US, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific Co., Ltd., China; and
* Non-Profits Members: Center for Internet Excellence (CIE), Finland, National Retail Federation - Association for Retail Technology Standards (NRF-ARTS), US, NetPort.Karlshamn AB, Sweden, and Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca - Club de Innovacion, Spain.