NFC Forum has announced that Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) (OSE: THIN; OTCQX: TFECY) upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor and accepted a seat on the NFC Forum board of directors, the company said.
Three other companies joined the world´s standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology as well.
Thinfilm has been a Principal member of the NFC Forum since 2014 and will join Apple, Dai Nippon Printing, Google, Infineon, MasterCard Worldwide, NXP, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, STMicroelectronics and Visa on the NFC Forum board of directors. Thinfilm´s elevated position will allow it to expand on its technical and marketing contributions to the NFC Forum assuming a greater leadership role in the organization.
Sponsor level is the top tier of NFC Forum membership. It entitles an organization to a seat on the NFC Forum board of directors, the consortium´s governing body, and to run for officer positions. Sponsor members, like Principal members, may designate individuals to run for Forum leadership positions and may appoint one voting representative to each of the NFC Forum Committees and Working Groups.
Amphenol Tecvox, Crocus Nano Electronics and RIDDLE&CODE joined the NFC Forum at the Implementer Level of membership, increasing the number of NFC Forum member organizations to nearly 140 worldwide.
The NFC Forum draws innovative member organizations from all regions of the globe reflecting the increasing worldwide interest in adoption and implementation of NFC technology.
The NFC Forum (www.nfc-forum.org) was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies.