NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

  NFC Forum Adds NFC Tag Certification to Certification Program

     Manufacturers and Test Labs Signal Support for Certification Program

Business Wire

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- September 20, 2017

The NFC Forum announced today the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC)
tag and reader certification to its global certification program. This means
that tag/inlay, NFC reader and handset manufacturers for the first time will
be able to test and verify the performance and interoperability of all the key
components in the NFC eco-system. NFC Forum Certification Program testing and
certifications are available today. Certification will help ensure that NFC
tags, readers and handsets provide consistent, compelling and connected user
experiences.

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The NFC Forum's NFC Tag Certification Program allows tag/inlay, NFC reader and
handset manufacturers ...

The NFC Forum's NFC Tag Certification Program allows tag/inlay, NFC reader and
handset manufacturers for the first time to test and verify the performance
and interoperability of all the key components in the NFC eco-system ensuring
consistent, compelling and connected user experiences. www.nfc-forum.org
(Graphic: Business Wire)

The NFC Forum Certification Program delivers product differentiation by
shortening the adoption process, lowering adoption costs and making product
implementations easier to integrate. It will help usher in another wave of
product innovation among vendors and ensure consumers that their NFC-enabled
devices will function the way they want, when they want. Watch a two-minute
video about NFC and the NFC Forum.

"NFC Forum Certification demonstrates to customers, consumers and partners
that a company values product quality and improving the customer experience,"
said Paula Hunter, executive director, NFC Forum. "Certification also helps
ensure a product embedded with NFC can work with the 36 billion IoT devices
predicted to be in use by 2020 by creating a simple, easy way for businesses
and consumers to be connected. With all major smartphone manufacturers now
supporting NFC technology the market for tag manufacturers and application
providers is expected to explode over the next 24 months."

Manufacturers and Test Labs Signal Support For NFC Forum Certification Program
A number of manufacturers and test labs have already signaled their support
for the program by providing statements including: Active & Intelligent
Packaging Industry Association, Comprion, FIME, Infineon, NXP, Smartrac and
STMicroelectronics.

  * Learn more about the NFC Forum Certification Program
  * Read NFC Forum tag trend blog
  * Find certified products
  * See list of authorized labs and test tools
  * Review NFC Forum Technical Specifications

About the NFC Forum

The 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., Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Google, Inc., Intel, MasterCard
Worldwide, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Corporation,
STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.

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NFC Forum Public Relations
Bob Olson, +1 978-872-7120
rolson@virtualmgmt.com
or
Mary Campbell, +1 781-876-6253
mcampbell@virtualmgmt.com
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