IMS forecasts 785 million NFC chips to ship in 2015

NFC chip shipments will reach 785 million units in 2015, according to a new report from IMS Research, more than double the 300 million units recently predicted to ship that year by ABI Research.

“The NFC market has encountered a number of false dawns since its inception over six years ago,” says Don Tait, author of ‘NFC – World — 2010’. “The launch of NFC enabled smartphones in 2010 and in 2011 will help the market to gain traction. Using an NFC-enabled phone for payment and ticketing and access are projected to be the main applications for the technology and this will boost market development over the next few years.”