Near Field Communication Forum Announces Seven New Members
The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum, the global standards-body for NFC technology, added seven new organizations as members recently. The new member organizations include Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd joining as a sponsor member and taking a seat on the NFC Forum (News - Alert) Board of Directors as well as EM Microelectronic and TOKAI RIKA CO., LTD joining as Principal and Associate members respectively. CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., Ltd, Metaboards and Sichuan Kiloway Technologies Co., Ltd were added as NFC Forum members at the Implementer level. The Chinese University of Hong Kong joined the NFC Forum at the Non-profit level.
"We welcome Huawei (News - Alert) to the Board of Directors and look forward to their expanding role in the NFC Forum," said Mike McCamon, executive director, NFC Forum. "Each of these organizations announced today bring a unique perspective and expertise to the NFC Forum. They will play a significant role in NFC specification development for new features like wireless charging, expansion of our certification program, forwarding advocacy activities and participating in the Special Interest Groups developing use cases and promoting the technology worldwide."
Huawei will join other handset leaders Apple, Google (News - Alert), and Sony on the governing body of the NFC Forum. NFC is a standard feature on the almost three billion smartphones in the world, making it one of the most prolific and versatile technologies in the world. The NFC Forum creates the NFC specifications and performs the NFC certifications that makes NFC one of the most successful and user-friendly technologies in use today.
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