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NXP: Up to 100m NFC phones could be produced this year

“Every time we talk to our friends at Google, they tell us to double the numbers for the Android expectations,” says NXP CEO Rick Clemmer.

NXP CEO Rick Clemmer

CLEMMER: Between 40m and 100m NFC phones will be produced this year

“NFC continues to bounce around,” the CEO of NFC chip maker NXP has told analysts during an earnings call. “Every time we talk to our friends at Google, they tell us to double the numbers for the Android expectations.”

“If the low end happens,” he explained, “maybe it doesn’t get to be greater than 40 or 45 million units this year.”

But, Clemmer added, “if, in fact, Google’s right and we should double everything, then the numbers are closer to a hundred.”

“There’s going to be quite a bit of variability through the year,” Clemmer explained, and “we’ll clearly have a better feel as we get towards the middle of the year.”

NXP has “always talked about it being back half of the year loaded,” he added, as new NFC phone models “begin to roll out and ramp rapidly.”

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