NFC: Near Field Communication


The difference between RFID and NFC

The history of RFID, NFC's parent technology

The creation of the NFC Forum and its vision

Pros and Cons of NFC technology

Variations and competing technologies

According to Chris Forman of Ars Technica, Near Field communication's standardization "grew out of work by Sony and Phillips to make their standards interoperable while extending the general capabilities of the set-up-free two-way communication offered by those standards."

In 2003, NFC became an acceptable standard for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

In 2004, NFC became an accepted Information Communication Technology and Consumer Electronics (ECMA) standard.

In this same year, Sony, NXP Semiconductors, and Nokia created the NFC Forum