Thinfilm and Xerox become principal members of the NFC Forum
Date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:32
Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum
Image credited to the NFC Forum
Thin Film Electronics ASA is a leader in the development of Printed Electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication such as NFC -- at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods.
"Thinfilm believes strongly in building ecosystem partnerships. The NFC Forum is an extraordinary way to bring together industry leaders from different areas of the ecosystem to foster shared vision and mutually beneficial collaborations," said Davor Sutija, Thinfilm CEO.
Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, Xerox is the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations.
"Our active participation in the NFC community will further enhance the ability of Xerox products, services and technologies to make life simpler for our customers," said Steve Schlonski, vice president, Global Technology & Offerings Development, Xerox. "Making that association easier into a world of connected technology is central to our business process."
The Principal level is the next-to-top tier of NFC Forum membership, and it includes significant participation opportunities. Principal members may designate individuals to run for Forum leadership positions, and they may appoint one voting representative to each NFC Forum Committee and Working Group. Other privileges include proposing Forum initiatives and participating in the NFC Forum testing and certification program using their own in-house test labs.
"Like the NFC global ecosystem, the NFC Forum thrives on diverse industry perspectives and insights," said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. "We welcome and look forward to the unique contributions that Thinfilm, Xerox, and our other new members will bring to the organization."
New Associate members include:
• DigiCert, Inc.
• IXXI -- Groupe Ratp
• Korea Smart Card Co.
• PLDS Germany GmbH
• Seiko Epson
• TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd.
• TUV Rheinland Group
Joining as Implementer members are:
• A.K. Stamping Company, Inc.
• BMW Group
• NEC TOKIN Corporation
• Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Company Limited
• Silicon Craft Technology Co., Ltd.
• Sino-American Electronics Co., Ltd. (SAC)
• Sonim Technologies, Inc.
• Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd