1 INTRODUCTION 21
1.1 STUDY OBJECTIVES 21
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE 21
1.3 INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS 22
1.4 STUDY SCOPE 22
1.4.1 MARKETS COVERED 22
1.4.2 YEARS CONSIDERED 23
1.5 CURRENCY 24
1.6 LIMITATIONS 24
1.7 MARKET STAKEHOLDERS 24
1.8 SUMMARY OF CHANGES 25

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 26
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 26
2.1.1 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY RESEARCH 27
2.1.2 SECONDARY DATA 27
2.1.2.1 Major secondary sources 28
2.1.2.2 Key data from secondary sources 28
2.1.3 PRIMARY DATA 29
2.1.3.1 Primary interviews with experts 29
2.1.3.2 Key data from primary sources 30
2.1.3.3 Breakdown of primaries 30
2.1.3.4 Key industry insights 31
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 31
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 33
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 34
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 34
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 36

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 37
3.1 IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE NFC MARKET 38
3.2 PRE-COVID-19 38
3.3 POST-COVID-19 38
3.4 APPLICATION IMPACT 38
3.5 REGIONAL IMPACT 39

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 42
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NFC MARKET 42
4.2 NFC MARKET, BY OFFERING 42
4.3 NFC MARKET IN APAC, BY COUNTRY AND BY APPLICATION 43
4.4 NFC MARKET, BY DEVICE OPERATING MODE 43
4.5 NFC MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 44

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 45
5.1 INTRODUCTION 45
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 45
5.2.1 DRIVERS 46
5.2.1.1 Increasing trend of mobile commerce 46
5.2.1.2 Growing adoption of wearable technology 46
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 47
5.2.2.1 Issue of short-range communication 47
5.2.2.2 Security concerns related to NFC 48
5.2.2.3 Competition from substitute payment methods 48
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 48
5.2.3.1 Increasing urbanization in emerging economies 48
5.2.3.2 Online and in-Store payment 49
5.2.3.3 Increasing penetration of contactless technology 49
5.2.3.4 Growing need for connectivity between different devices 49
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 50
5.2.4.1 Lack of awareness about the benefits of NFC 50
5.2.4.2 Need for intermediaries' gateway for mobile payment 51
5.3 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS 51
5.4 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 52
5.5 PRICING ANALYSIS 53
5.6 TRADE ANALYSIS 54
5.7 ECOSYSTEM 55
5.8 IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS AND PATENT REGISTRATIONS, 2017-2019 57
5.9 TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS 60
5.9.1 NFC-ENABLED WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY 60
5.9.2 WIRELESS CHARGING WITH NFC 60
5.9.3 UNLOCKING CARS REMOTELY WITH DIGITAL KEYS 60
5.9.4 NFC-ENABLED KEY CARDS FOR PHONE-FREE ACCESS TO HOMES 60
5.9.5 VARIOUS SIGNALLING TECHNOLOGIES OF NFC 60
5.9.5.1 NFC-A 60
5.9.5.2 NFC-B 61
5.9.5.3 NFC-F 61
5.10 TARIFF AND REGULATORY STANDARDS 61
5.10.1 REGULATORY STANDARDS 61
5.10.1.1 FeliCa 61
5.10.1.2 ISO/IEC 18000-3 61
5.10.1.3 ISO/IEC 14443 61
5.11 CASE STUDIES 62
5.11.1 ANTICOUNTERFEITING AND TRACEABILITY SOLUTION USING
NFC TECHNOLOGY 62
5.11.2 NFC-BASED SECURITY SOLUTION FOR CARS 62
5.11.3 IMPROVISING HOTELING EXPERIENCE WITH CONTACTLESS NFC 62
5.11.4 PROVIDING NFC-BASED SOLUTION TO THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED 63
5.11.5 IOT FOR THE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT 63

6 NFC MARKET, BY DEVICE OPERATING MODE 64
6.1 INTRODUCTION 65
6.2 READER EMULATION 66
6.2.1 READER EMULATION MODE IS USED WHEN THE NFC DEVICE IS USED TO READ DATA FROM MANDATED NFC TAGS 66
6.3 PEER-TO-PEER 66
6.3.1 PEER-TO-PEER MODE ENABLES A LINK-LEVEL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TWO NFC DEVICES 66
6.4 CARD EMULATION 67
6.4.1 NFC DEVICE WORKS AS A CONTACTLESS SMART CARD IN CARD EMULATION MODE 67

7 NFC MARKET, BY OFFERING 68
7.1 INTRODUCTION 69
7.2 NON- AUXILIARY PRODUCTS 70
7.2.1 NFC ICS & ANTENNAS 71
7.2.1.1 NFC ICs serve applications such as ticketing and transit system, product identification and authentication 71
7.2.2 NFC TAGS 72
7.2.2.1 NFC tags are widely used for proximity and vicinity identification 72
7.2.3 NFC READERS 72
7.2.3.1 NFC readers are the active components in transactions 72
7.3 AUXILIARY PRODUCTS 72
7.3.1 NFC MICRO SD CARDS 73
7.3.1.1 NFC Micro SD card is an external module inserted in a mobile phone that communicates with the external NFC tag 73
7.3.2 NFC SIM/UICC CARDS 73
7.3.2.1 SIM cards with NFC chips embedded on them are expected to be a worldwide standard 73
7.3.3 NFC COVERS 74
7.3.3.1 NFC covers are used by consumers especially for non-NFC mobile phones 74
7.4 SOFTWARE 74
7.4.1 NFC SOFTWARE STACKS ARE DEVELOPED BY SOFTWARE AND MOBILE APP DEVELOPERS TO PROVIDE EASE OF USAGE 74

8 NFC MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 75
8.1 INTRODUCTION 76
8.2 RETAIL 77
8.2.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 77
8.2.2 PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION 78
8.2.2.1 NFC tags play an important role in giving information and contents of the product 78
8.2.3 TRANSACTION 78
8.2.3.1 NFC-enabled phones and devices can be used for making payments 78
8.3 TRANSPORTATION 79
8.3.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 79
8.3.2 TICKETING 80
8.3.2.1 Rail, metro, and bus tickets can be booked using NFC 80
8.3.3 ACCESS CONTROL 80
8.3.3.1 NFC supports being cost-effective in eliminating equipment, ending the issuance of paper and plastic cards 80
8.4 AUTOMOTIVE 80
8.4.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 80
8.4.2 LOW-END 81
8.4.2.1 NFC provides drivers with a connected driving experience 81
8.4.3 MID-RANGE 81
8.4.3.1 NFC renders customized features such as infotainment system setting of air condition, lights, and target destination 81
8.4.4 HIGH-END 82
8.4.4.1 NFC led to the rising incorporation of smart driving applications into various high-end passenger cars 82
8.5 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL 82
8.5.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 82
8.5.2 PHYSICAL ACCESS 83
8.5.2.1 NFC used for security purposes in buildings 83
8.5.3 TIME & ATTENDANCE 83
8.5.3.1 NFC is used to grant access and keep track of in-time and out-time 83
8.5.4 AUTOMATED LOCKING SYSTEM 83
8.5.4.1 NFC led to a rising adoption of digital keys 83
8.5.5 SMART LIGHTING 83
8.5.5.1 NFC capabilities allow control points from the wall, smartphones, or remote 83
8.6 MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE 83
8.6.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 84
8.6.2 MEDICAL DEVICES 84
8.6.2.1 NFC in medical devices can be used for real-time monitoring of patients for effective diagnosis 84
8.6.3 ACCESS CONTROL 85
8.6.3.1 NFC cards are equipped with internal memory that can store patients' critical information 85
8.7 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 85
8.7.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 85
8.7.2 WEARABLE DEVICES 86
8.7.2.1 NFC technology plays a major role in wearable electronics 86
8.7.3 MOBILE PHONES/TABLETS 86
8.7.3.1 NFC-enabled smartphones have a huge demand owing to their advanced payment functionalities 86
8.7.4 LAPTOPS/PERSONAL COMPUTERS 86
8.7.4.1 Touchless laptop is a new technology that has been commercialized 86
8.7.5 CAMERAS 87
8.7.5.1 NFC technology is used to share data with other devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and computers 87
8.7.6 PRINTERS 87
8.7.6.1 NFC feature allows users to directly print from a cell phone by holding the cell phone over the NFC tag 87
8.7.7 GAMING DEVICES 87
8.7.7.1 Players can link NFC stickers and inlays and use them in gameplay simply by tapping them together 87
8.7.8 OTHERS 87
8.7.8.1 NFC is also being used in home appliances such as washing machines 87
8.8 BANKING & FINANCE 88
8.8.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 88
8.8.2 E-MONEY SERVICES (POS MACHINES) 89
8.8.2.1 E-money or proximity payments are the main payment method for cashless transactions 89
8.8.3 MULTIFOREX CARDS 89
8.8.3.1 Multiforex cards are prepaid NFC-enabled cards used for multicurrency cashless transactions 89
8.9 HOSPITALITY 89
8.9.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 89
8.9.2 ACCESS CONTROL 90
8.9.2.1 NFC-enabled smartphones are being used for check-ins in a hotel 90
8.9.3 TRANSACTION 90
8.9.3.1 NFC technology allows making payments without the need for a card or PIN 90
8.10 OTHERS 90
8.10.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 90
8.10.2 EDUCATION 91
8.10.2.1 NFC technology enables interactive, participatory learning 91
8.10.3 GOVERNMENT 91
8.10.3.1 NFC offers countless opportunities for governments to improve public services and enhance transit systems 91

9 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 92
9.1 INTRODUCTION 93
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 94
9.2.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 94
9.2.2 US 102
9.2.2.1 The US is growing at a faster pace as major technology trends are taking place in the region 102
9.2.3 CANADA 102
9.2.3.1 Canada offering significant opportunities in the NFC market growth in North America 102
9.2.4 MEXICO 103
9.2.4.1 Mexico is expected to witness the highest CAGR in the NFC market in North America 103
9.3 EUROPE 103
9.3.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 103
9.3.2 UK 111
9.3.2.1 The UK to dominate the NFC market in Europe 111
9.3.3 GERMANY 111
9.3.3.1 Germany is an attractive market for transport applications using NFC 111
9.3.4 ITALY 112
9.3.4.1 Italy is adopting contactless payments in the retail sector by issuing pre-paid NFC cards 112
9.3.5 FRANCE 112
9.3.5.1 France is one of the fastest-growing markets for NFC in Europe 112
9.3.6 SPAIN 112
9.3.6.1 Digital wallets fuel NFC usage in Spain 112
9.3.7 REST OF EUROPE 112
9.3.7.1 Rest of Europe includes Switzerland, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Belgium 112
9.4 ASIA PACIFIC 113
9.4.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 113
9.4.2 CHINA 120
9.4.2.1 Chinese prefer smart payment systems using QR and NFC codes 120
9.4.3 JAPAN 120
9.4.3.1 E-money smart cards powered by NFC technology are widely prevalent in Japan 120
9.4.4 INDIA 121
9.4.4.1 India is expected to witness the highest CAGR in the coming years 121
9.4.5 SOUTH KOREA 121
9.4.5.1 South Korea is one of the early adopters of NFC in APAC 121
9.4.6 REST OF APAC 121
9.4.6.1 Rest of APAC includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar 121
9.5 REST OF THE WORLD 122
9.5.1 COVID-19 IMPACT 122
9.5.2 SOUTH AMERICA 129
9.5.2.1 South Americans use many different alternative payment methods, including NFC 129
9.5.3 MIDDLE EAST 129
9.5.3.1 NFC technology has been booming in the Middle Eastern region 129
9.5.4 AFRICA 130
9.5.4.1 Payment with contactless cards is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa 130

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 131
10.1 INTRODUCTION 131
10.2 NFC-RELATED SEGMENT REVENUE ANALYSIS OF TOP FIVE PLAYERS 133
10.3 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2019 133
10.4 RANKING ANALYSIS OF KEY PLAYERS IN THE NFC MARKET 135
10.5 COMPANY EVALUATION QUADRANT 136
10.5.1 STAR 136
10.5.2 EMERGING LEADER 136
10.5.3 PERVASIVE 136
10.5.4 PARTICIPANT 136
10.6 STARTUP/SME EVALUATION MATRIX 138
10.6.1 PROGRESSIVE COMPANIES 138
10.6.2 RESPONSIVE COMPANIES 138
10.6.3 DYNAMIC COMPANIES 138
10.6.4 STARTING BLOCKS 138
10.7 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 140
10.8 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 141
10.8.1 OTHERS 143

11 COMPANY PROFILES 144
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View (Key strengths/right to win, Strategic choices made, Weaknesses and competitive threats))*
11.1 KEY PLAYERS 144
11.1.1 NXP SEMICONDUCTORS 144
11.1.2 BROADCOM 148
11.1.3 QUALCOMM 151
11.1.4 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 154
11.1.5 STMICROELECTRONICS 158
11.1.6 SAMSUNG 162
11.1.7 RENESAS ELECTRONICS 165
11.1.8 INTEL 167
11.1.9 TOSHIBA 169
11.1.10 AMS 171
11.2 OTHER COMPANIES 173
11.2.1 THALES GROUP 173
11.2.2 INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES 173
11.2.3 SONY 174
11.2.4 IDENTIV 174
11.2.5 AVERY DENNISON 175
11.2.6 PANTHRONICS 175
11.2.7 FLOMIO 176
11.2.8 IDENTISYS 176
11.2.9 HID GLOBAL 177
11.2.10 MAGTEK 177
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View (Key strengths/right to win, Strategic choices made, Weaknesses and competitive threats) might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 178
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 178
12.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 182
12.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 184
12.4 RELATED REPORTS 184
12.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 185