USA: The NFC Forum announced that Verizon Wireless and Discover Financial Services, LLC have become members at the principal level.
In addition, SMARTRAC has upgraded its membership to Principal, and 13 other organizations have joined the Forum since March. Overall membership now stands at more than 190 companies and non-profit groups.
The Principal level is the next-to-top tier of NFC Forum membership, and it includes significant participation opportunities. Principal members may designate individuals to run for Forum leadership positions, and they may appoint one voting representative to each NFC Forum Committee and Working Group. Other privileges include proposing Forum initiatives and participating in the NFC Forum testing and certification program using their own in-house test labs.