Monday, July 25, 2011

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society to host panel on NFC technology - Tuesday, July 26

What is NFC (near-field communications), and why is it a hot technology?

That is the topic on the agenda for the monthly Santa Clara Valley IEEE Consumer Electronics Society meeting, which will be held at nVIDIA on Tuesday evening - July 26th. Joseph Wei, who is the chapter's Program Chair and the VP of Business Development at Wong's International will moderate a panel of NFC industry experts, across the spectrum from semiconductors to devices and applications.

  • Vik Pavate, VP of Business Development, Kovio. Kovio's founders began their work to develop printable electronics at MIT's Media Laboratory. The company is now based in Silicon Valley, where they are developing new techniques for the fabrication of RFID devices.
  • Roshan Vijayshankar, Mobile Application Architect, NXP Semiconductors. NXP Semiconductor co-invented NFC technology, and is now one of the leading providers of integrated circuits for NFC applications.
  • Denny Mayer, VP of Business Development, Poken. Poken manufacturers a variety of NFC devices with an emphasis on social networking, allowing users to "collect people, places and things with a touch". 
  • Curt Carrender, Founder, Thinkify. Thinkify specializes in the development of custom solutions for embedded RFID applications.

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