The NFC Forum, the global standards and advocacy association for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, announced today the election of two Vice Chairmen to its Board of Directors: Preeti Ohri Khemani from Infineon Technologies Austria AG and Fabrice Punch from NXP Semiconductors.
Khemani and Punch are experienced and influential leaders in the NFC technology industry and have served as Board Members on the NFC Forum’s Board of Directors. In their expanded roles as Vice Chairman they will help advance the NFC Forum’s mission and actively contribute to further increase the adoption of NFC technology worldwide.
Khemani serves as Director of Systems Engineering for the Digital Security Solutions Division at Infineon and has over 15 years of experience defining and developing secure NFC devices. Punch has two decades of industry experience in Marketing and Business Development and is the Marketing Director for PL NFC Infrastructure and Consumer at NXP Semiconductors.
“NFC Forum members accepting leadership roles in the organization offers them the opportunity to provide further contributions and guidance to advancing the NFC Forum’s mission and NFC technology,” said Koichi Tagawa, chairman, NFC Forum. “The NFC Forum is fortunate that members like Preeti and Fabrice continue to contribute as active leaders of the organization and I look forward to working even more closely with them.”
Along with serving on the NFC Forum Board of Directors, Khemani and Punch have been actively involved in a number of NFC Forum initiatives including the Internet-of-Things and the Mobility, Identity and Transportation Special Interest Groups along with the NFC Forum’s Marketing Roundtable.
Used on over two billion smartphones worldwide, NFC is a standards-based short-range wireless connectivity technology that 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.
About the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum 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. Only member companies can participate in the Forum’s certification program of NFC devices, readers and tags.
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