Google Joins NFC Forum Board of Directors

Underscoring Google’s growing fascination with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, the Internet search giant and Android powerhouse has joined the board of directors at the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the global use of NFC technology.

On Tuesday, the Forum announced that Google has upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor level. As the top tier of NFC Forum membership, the Sponsor level entitles each organization to a seat on the NFC Forum Board of Directors.

“As both a mobile operating system and NFC payment solution provider, Google brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our Board,” confirmed 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.”

The NFC Forum says it continues to draw innovative organizations from all regions of the globe to its membership roster, reflecting the “growing momentum for the adoption and implementation of NFC technology.”