The NFC Forum’s board has elected co-vice chairmen, representing rival NFC chip makers Broadcom and NXP Semiconductors, as the standards and trade group continues work trying to expand the reach of NFC technology.
Trevor Pavey of Broadcom and Alexander Rensink of NXP will both serve in the post. They replace outgoing vice chairman Mohamed Awad of Broadcom, whom as NFC Times had earlier reported has moved on to a non-NFC-related role at the U.S.-based chip maker.
Pavey hails originally from Texas Instruments, where he worked more than 25 years, until 2009, serving the last four years as TI’s manager for contactless payments. After that, he worked nearly three years as vice president of product management at DeviceFidelity, before joining Broadcom in 2012, where he is a product-line manager.