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Samsung's Galaxy S IV uses a Broadcom (BRCM +0.9%) NFC chip rather than an NXP (NXPI -3.3%)...

Samsung's Galaxy S IV uses a Broadcom (BRCM +0.9%) NFC chip rather than an NXP (NXPI -3.3%) part, NFC Times confirms in a column that seems to be pressuring NXP shares - some already suspected a Broadcom chip is being used. The site adds Broadcom's part works in tandem with an STMicroelectronics (STM +3.8%) memory chip to enable NFC payment apps from Visa and MasterCard. NXP supplies the NFC chip found in the Galaxy S III and is still the market's leading vendor, but Broadcom's design win rate has been picking up lately.
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  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Just wait until Broadcom starts winning baseband spots in major designs.
    18 Mar 2013, 12:12 PM Reply Like
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