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    Two in three phones to come with NFC in 2018

    February 12th, 2014

    NFC will be included in 64% of the mobile phones shipped in 2018, up from 18.2% in 2013, according to a new forecast from IHS Technology. Global shipments of NFC-enabled mobile phones will be more… More

    Marvell announces wireless combo chip with NFC

    January 8th, 2014

    Chip maker Marvell has introduced a new quad-radio wireless combo chip for mobile devices that includes support for NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 1×1 802.11ac WiFi and FM radio. The Avastar 88W8887 is designed to provide “a… More

    Xbox One ships with NFC chip

    November 25th, 2013

    Microsoft’s new Xbox One entertainment system includes support for NFC functionality, via a Marvell Avastar 88W8897 combo chip that also incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi, an iFixit teardown of the new console has revealed. Microsoft has not made any announcements regarding the Xbox One’s NFC capabilities and it is not yet clear how or if the computing giant plans to use the technology.

    TI adds NFC chips for vehicles

    January 9th, 2013

    Texas Instruments has launched a family of wireless combo-connectivity solutions for the automotive industry at the CES show. The new the WiLink 8Q system-on-chip family features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS options… More

    Broadcom sets its sights on a billion NFC devices

    December 11th, 2012

    The connectivity chip maker has launched the BCM43341, a combo chip that combines NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio and is designed to meet ever increasing demand from mass market mobile phone and consumer electronics device makers. More

    Qualcomm launches NFC controller chip

    December 6th, 2012

    Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm’s Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World. More

    Inside Secure launches multi-owner secure element

    October 29th, 2012

    “With the availability of the VaultSecure IC, smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other trusted third parties can co-own the SE and install, personalize and administer their own open- or closed-loop payment, access control, transit, loyalty or other secure applets,” says Inside’s Pierre Garnier. More

    Marvell adds NFC to WiFi chips

    February 29th, 2012

    WiFi chip maker Marvell has announced its first NFC combo chip products. The new Avastar chips will combine both WiFi and NFC and are aimed at a wide range of markets, including smartphones, printers, games… More

    TI enters NFC phone chip market

    February 13th, 2012

    The semiconductor giant has launched WiLink 8.0, a new family of all-in-one combo chips that include an integrated NFC controller chip and come “paired and pre-tested” with embedded secure element chips from both Infineon and NXP. More

    1.2bn NFC chips to ship in 2015

    November 1st, 2011

    More than 1.2 billion NFC chips will ship annually by 2015, according to a new forecast from In-Stat. “As the costs of NFC chips decline, and NFC radios are combined with other chip functions, the cost to integrate NFC into handsets will be outweighed by the benefits,” says analyst Allen Nogee. “The growth of combo chips will also allow NFC radios to piggyback on technology that already has significant penetration in the market.”

    ABI: Four in ten NFC phones to have multiple secure elements

    October 24th, 2011

    Of the 552m NFC handsets set to ship in 2016, 227m will feature more than one secure element, according to a new forecast from ABI Research, pushing the value of the NFC chip market that year to more than US$1bn. More

    New Broadcom chips signal next stage of the mobile wallet wars

    September 27th, 2011

    The company’s new NFC controller chips allow multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time, making it possible for consumers to use both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier. More