NFC has been around as "next big thing" to come for a while...at least 10 years.
It was proposed for Bluetooth device pairing (Simple Secure Pairing) but never be popular.
WiFi alliance also considered NFC for WPS (WiFi Protected Setup), but it was dropped in favor of much cheaper push button (PBC) and PIN code method.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.