300 million NFC chips to ship in 2015, says ABI

Demand for NFC chips for use in mobile handsets, computer and consumer electronics and mobile handset peripherals will see the world NFC chip market reaching 300m units in 2015, according to a new report from ABI Research.

“Mobile handsets remain the key market for NFC but increasingly the potential of the technology is driving NFC into other devices and form factors,” says ABI’s Jonathan Collins, author of Near field communications: Embedded and aftermarket contactless applications for mobile devices and other consumer products. “The potential to offer NFC to handsets with microSD slots is helping to change the mobile handset landscape for many NFC vendors and supporters,” he added.