Forum established to promote near-field communications

July 2004
Portable Design;Jul2004, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p6
Nokia, Philips, and Sony have established the Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum to enable the use of touch-based interactions in consumer electronics, mobile devices, computers, and smart cellphones. Touch-based interactions will allow users to access content and services in an intuitive way by touching smart objects and connecting devices just by holding them near each other. The three founding companies are inviting other companies from mobile communications, consumer electronics, semiconductor, computing, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and payment services to join the NFC Forum. NFC technology evolved from a combination of contactless radio frequency identification and interconnection technologies.


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