Near field communications (NFC) is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based technology that allows the secure transmission of data between devices that are in close proximity. Mobile payments have been widely touted as the killer application for NFC, but the proliferation of NFC is poised to expand the usefulness of smartphones and inspire a range of new applications that create simple, secure connections between devices, such as sending video directly to your Smart TV with a simple tap.

Broadcom is uniquely positioned to lead the NFC market with its vast IP portfolio, connected ecosystem and expertise in developing standards-based, integrated solutions. The company is designing new NFC innovations that meet the power, size and functional requirements to ignite NFC adoption in next generation handsets.