The NFC Forum, has announced that Google has upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor level. Ten other organizations have joined the Forum since late November, bringing total membership to a record high of over 180 companies and non-profit groups.
As the top tier of NFC Forum membership, the Sponsor level entitles each organization to a seat on the NFC Forum Board of Directors, the consortium’s governing body. 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. Other privileges include proposing Forum initiatives and participating in the NFC Forum testing and certification program using their own in-house test labs.
“As both a mobile operating system and NFC payment solution provider, Google brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our Board,” said Koichi Tagawa, NFC Forum Chairman. “The NFC Forum – and NFC users everywhere – will benefit greatly from the contributions of Google and our new members from around the world.”
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