Here at ECN we're always looking for the "next big thing" and this month we're focusing on near-field communications. NFC only seems to be increasing in popularity and usage across the electronics board, but we want to know what's happening in your labs and on your benches.

We know our readers have varied opinions and valuable experiences – now here’s a great opportunity to showcase them. Send us an answer to the question below and if we think yours is the best, we’ll feature your response in the  August print issue. Plus, you’ll get a $10 Starbucks gift card simply for sharing your thoughts.

Ready to give it a try?

What is the "next big thing" for near-field communications?

 Leave a response in the comments or send an email to by Friday June 28.

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