CUPERTINO, Calif. (8/18/15)--Apple has officially joined the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that promotes the short-range wireless technology essential to secure mobile payment services, including Apple Pay.
Representing Apple on the NFC Forum's board of directors is Aon Mujtaba, the company's director of wireless systems engineering. Mujtaba has been credited with multiple wireless patents owned by Apple (The Paypers Aug. 17).
The NFC Forum was launched as a nonprofit 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 (NFC) technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology.
Apple joins Samsung, Google, Sony Visa, MasterCard, Nokia, Intel and Qualcomm among others who are already on the NFC Forum board of directors.