NFC has taken off due to its acceptance as a mobile payment technology enabler. The combination of low cost, low power NFC controllers and the secure element required for secure financial transactions has proven itself in the market and is used by all of the major mobile payment platforms. In just 5 years, NFC-enabled mobile phones went from niche to mass market with billions of smartphones and tens of millions of feature phones shipping with the technology.

NFC’s vast installed base in smartphones has prepared its inclusion into more product types, including PCs, tablets, wearables, computer peripherals, speakers, point-of-sale terminals, Wi-Fi access points, remote controls, smart home components, cars, and more. In addition, hundreds of millions of NFC tags have shipped for gaming characters for several game systems as well, including Skylander, Nintendo Amibo, Disney Infiniti, and Lego Dimensions.


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