WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Feb. 4, 2016 – The NFC Forum announced that it will hold a “Tap Into NFC” Seminar and Product Showcase in Tokyo, from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm on February 9 at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel. The purpose of the event is to educate attendees on recent developments in NFC technology, create a place for NFC business people to share ideas, and provide an opportunity for networking. Members of the public are invited to attend; advance registration is required.
The “Tap Into NFC” Seminar and Product Showcase agenda includes:
- Welcoming remarks by NFC Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa
- Suica – Keeping a Stable Operation and Expanding Services, a keynote presentation by Hajime Yamada of East Japan Railway
- NFC Opportunities and Challenges for Tokyo 2020, keynote presentation by Kenji Hirakawa of Dentsu
- NFC Everywhere, a presentation on NFC by Hisashi Yamamoto of NXP Semiconductors
- Intel’s Strategy in IoT Standards by Masahiro Shimohori of Intel
- NFC Forum Compliance Overview by Koichiro Wada of Sony
- Product Showcase and Networking
The “Tap Into NFC” Seminar and Product Showcase is part of a week-long NFC Forum Members Meeting February 8–12 in Tokyo for members and invited guests. A press conference will follow the seminar, in which NFC Forum Chairman Koichi Tagawa and Forum officers will brief members of the media on Forum activities and the future direction of NFC technology.
“The pace of NFC market development is accelerating, not only in Japan, but throughout the world,” said Tagawa. “The Seminar and Product Showcase offer people in the NFC ecosystem a rare opportunity to view product innovations, meet experts from NFC Forum member companies, and exchange ideas.”
The Tokyo meeting is generously supported by Platinum Sponsors DUALi and Infineon Technologies, as well as Gold Sponsors Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., NXP Semiconductors, ROHM, and Sony. Sponsors will raise the profile of their products or apps, as they relate to NFC and the Internet of Things, increase their exposure in the NFC ecosystem, connect with NFC Forum member companies, and boost their brand visibility, as well as contributing to the success of the member meeting.
The NFC Forum holds three member meetings a year, in Asia, Europe, and North America. Members of all levels are welcome to attend meetings in all regions. Member meetings are crucial to the success of the Forum. By providing a space for members to collaborate face-to-face and focus on the work, many important milestones are reached and goals accomplished. More information about membership is available on the NFC Forum website.
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About Infineon Technologies
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 5.8 billion with some 35,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Infineon is the leading provider of security solutions. For nearly 30 years, we have been offering the industry’s broadest portfolio addressing the increasing need for security in the connected world. Our tailored and ready-to-use security solutions serve a wide range of applications from smartcard and ID applications to emerging applications like embedded, mobile and Internet of Things use cases. Supporting various NFC applications and business models (from embedded to UICC) Infineon offers diverse Secure Elements and Boosted NFC solutions.
About Near Field Communication Technology
NFC technology makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. A standards-based connectivity technology, NFC harmonizes today’s diverse contactless technologies, enabling current and future solutions in areas such as access control, consumer electronics, health care, information collection and exchange, loyalty and coupons, payments, and transport. NFC technology is supported by the world’s leading communication device manufacturers, semiconductor producers, network operators, IT and services companies, and financial services organizations. NFC is compatible with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers already deployed worldwide.
About the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum (www.nfc-forum.org) was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum’s 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, which hold seats on the Board of Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor members are: Apple Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Google, Inc., Intel, MasterCard Worldwide, NEC, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.