Cityzi hits 1m NFC phones

French mobile network operators Orange, Bouygues Télécom, SFR and NRJ Mobile have announced that more than one million Cityzi NFC phones have now been sold... More






NXP: One in ten smartphones sold in 2011 included NFC

NXP CEO Rick Clemmer

“We believe the year ended with the overall industry achieving about a 10% attach rate of NFC solutions to the 445m smartphones shipped in 2011, albeit below our original expectations of about a 16% attach rate,” the chip maker’s CEO has told analysts during an earnings call for its end of year financial results. More


Inside Secure ships 17.4m NFC chips, mostly to RIM

Inside Secure CEO Remy de Tonnac

The prospectus for Inside Secure’s IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones. More





NXP cuts NFC mobile phone production forecast

NXP

NXP technology has been designed into more than sixty NFC handsets under development by a number of phone manufacturers, the chip maker’s CEO has told analysts, but no more than 40m NFC phones are now expected to be produced this year — down from a previously forecast 70m to 100m units. More



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