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  • lakers_w lakers_w Feb 12, 2014 4:14 PM Flag

    NFC chips could increase to 1.2B in four years from 416M this year

    Shipments will eventually shoot up to 1.2 billlion units in 2018, predicts IHS Technology. But will consumers bite?

    Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia
    Smartphones outfitted with near-field communications could see a jump in shipments from 416 million this year to 1.2 billion in another four years, says research firm IHS Technology.

    Shipments of phones equipped with the wireless technology rose from 120 million in 2012 to 275 million in 2013, a gain of 128 percent. This year's number could rise by an additional 50 percent. In total, shipments could grow 325 percent from 2013 through the end of 2018, according to IHS.

    Android smartphones topped the NFC market last year with 254 million units, or 93 percent of all NFC-equipped cellphones. By 2018, the number of Android phones with NFC will shoot up to 844 million, according to IHS. But the percentage will shrink to 75 percent, meaning other companies will jump in.

    Broadcom (BRCM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) both make NFC chips.

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