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This Competitive Assessment has been designed to review the semiconductor companies providing NFC integrated circuits (ICs) to device and product manufacturers. Specifically these consist of vendors of NFC controllers (modems or connectivity ICs) and secure elements.

This competitive analysis includes a vendor matrix and a market share analysis. The vendor matrix analyzes competitors’ strengths and weaknesses according to a set of Implementation and Innovation criteria and presents the results in a graphical format. The market share analysis comes from ABI Research’s NFC Market Data (MD- NEFC) and presents worldwide market shares in terms of market shipments for the total year 2012 for both types of IC.