STMicroelectronics announced that it became an associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market.
The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organization that aims to standardize interfaces of LED luminaires.
ST’s membership to the Zhaga Consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards.
One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve the flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines.
“With the Zhaga Consortium, the lighting industry is paving the way towards harmonized and interoperable usage of NFC technology, driving new opportunities to enhance lighting-equipment connectivity. Our solid know-how in connectivity and lighting technologies is key to building the bridge between NFC standards and lighting-industry requirements,” said Sylvain Fidelis, head of marketing & application for NFC Tags and Readers, STMicroelectronics.
ST offers a wide range of solutions for the lighting industry including LED driver chips, and a rich portfolio of NFC tags, including ST25DV series for NFC Forum type 5 dynamic tags.