NFC in 2022: Improved User Experience, Wireless Charging, Tag Evolution, and Technology Collaboration

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By Andrew Zignani | 1Q 2022 | IN-6402


NFC Continues to Evolve


The Near-Field Communication (NFC) market has grown considerably over the last decade, driven primarily by the evolution of the mobile contactless payment ecosystem and integration of the technology within smartphones, smartwatches, Point of Sale (POS) terminals, and a number of other reader devices including games consoles, Personal Computers (PCs), and vehicles. In 2021, shipments of NFC-enabled devices exceeded one billion units for the first time and the market is expected to continue growing over the next decade, reaching over 1.6 billion devices by 2026. This will be driven by new features and functionalities enabled by the technology, greater awareness of NFC and contactless technology in the post-COVID-19 world, new use cases, and improvements to the technology and its overall user experience.

2022 Will be a Key Year for NFC's Continued Innovation


Over the last couple of years, NFC has introduced a number of new features and enhancements that will enable it to better service its target markets. Key among these include the f…

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