NXP (NXPI +0.5%) sold 125M NFC chips last year, and all other suppliers just 25M, the company...

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NXP (NXPI +0.5%) sold 125M NFC chips last year, and all other suppliers just 25M, the company brags. Even though consumer adoption of NFC-based payment services remains a work-in-progress, Samsung and other top OEMs have embraced the technology; Apple remains a notable holdout.  ABI Research currently forecasts 250M NFC-enabled phones and tablets will be sold this year; an exec at the research firm expects that number to be raised. NXP should face tougher NFC competition this year, courtesy of Broadcom and Qualcomm.