16 May '12, 9am
Digitimes Research: Embedded and standalone integration in NFC IC development - Digitimes
NXP led the 2011 NFC phone chip market with a 52% share followed by Inside Secure with 44%. The remaining players shared a small piece of the overall NFC phone IC market pie. NXP supplies NFC solutions to almost all Android devices thanks to its close relationship with Google. The company is also shipping chips to Nokia for the vendor's Symbian smartphones. RIM started incorporating NFC chips into its products in the third quarter of 2011, which has boosted Inside Secure's shipments rapidly. Other players including MStar and STMicroelectronics have begun shipping their NFC solutions in small volumes to Japan- and China-based handset vendors. There are also a number of new entrants actively engaged in the business.