Where the NFC applications next?

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Where the NFC applications next? Which applications dominate the NFC market and which are growing the fastest? Among the NFC market segments, the applications in the fields of mobile payment, smart home, IoT and healthcare are all showing extensive and rapid growth trends. Among them, healthcare, smart home and IoT applications show the most prominent growth. For example, in the field of healthcare, some enterprises use NFC tags for the inventory of medical supplies and the wake-up and pairing of wearable medical devices. NFC wireless charging, which has emerged in the past two years, helps miniaturized wearable devices add NFC functionality so that they can be charged wirelessly, thus enhancing user experience and increasing functionality. Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp With the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT), Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has gradually become the core of connecting IoT. From mobile payment to smart door locks, from medical devices to logistics management, the wide application of NFC has made our lives more convenient. Today, we will focus on the latest developments in the NFC technology market and start looking for new ways to use NFC in our daily affairs. We can see that the application scenarios of NFC in sports, medical care, tourism, advertising, fitness and Wellness and other fields are gradually being tapped. Currently, the NFC market covers a wide range of application scenarios such as automotive, POS, wearables, medical, door locks, industrial and toys. Many market functions of touch-connected products are realized through NFC, which is an advantage of NFC technology. Taking a common laptop as an example, users can transfer files and execute some commands by touching their phone to the laptop or printer. The underlying logic of this function is realized by establishing a connection through NFC. By adding NFC tags or dynamic tags to the device, specific functions can be triggered via the NFC protocol. The touch connectivity feature can be considered as a function of near field communication, with the advantage that the pairing is very clear, enabling less interference and more efficiency in one-to-one product pairing. What competing technologies does NFC face in the current market environment? A variety of different technologies are suitable for different application scenarios. In general, the following technologies can achieve similar functionality to NFC: QR Code (QR Code) technology: QR Code technology realizes information transmission by scanning the QR code, but the operation is relatively cumbersome as it needs to be scanned. UHF RFID technology: UHF RFID is also a wireless communication technology, which has a longer transmission distance, but is relatively power-consuming and requires a dedicated reader/writer for operation.   However, NFC is still favored due to its wide applicability, convenience and security. With the popularization of NFC functionality on smartphones, NFC technology has become more accessible. In many application scenarios, NFC interaction can be realized without a special NFC reader or writer with just a smartphone. After years of development, what factors are needed to promote the application of NFC technology? The popularization of NFC technology requires a number of factors. These include the increased penetration of smartphones, which makes it easier for NFC technology to be widely adopted; the reduced cost of NFC chips, which promotes the popularity of NFC integration in products; and the combination of various wireless technology standards with NFC, which enables more convenient network formation. Over the years, NFC technology has been exploring new application areas and enriching its usage scenarios. Sometimes, NFC technology plays a key role in unseen places, such as anti-counterfeiting verification of electric toothbrush brush heads and NFC wireless charging of smart wearable devices. With the popularization of NFC technology, the number of related application areas is increasing. With the continuous expansion of the market, NFC technology has penetrated into various fields such as consumer, industrial, medical, etc., realizing convenience. NFC can be connected with cell phones, so many cell phone apps applying NFC have appeared. With the wide popularity of NFC function on smartphones, more and more mobile apps greatly enrich the application areas of NFC technology. For example, blockchain technology solutions combining mobile apps and NFC technology can provide more secure product anti-counterfeiting and traceability. At the same time, mobile apps can also be used to read NFC sensor data and understand the history of environmental parameters, facilitating applications such as cold chain. Some toy manufacturers are also actively developing applications to build NFC tags into toys to enrich toy play and incorporate educational elements for fun and education. Where is the future market for NFC? In the past two years, by the impact of the epidemic, cell phones and other consumer markets have been affected, the NFC market is no exception. However, from the perspective of the tag market, its growth rate is still maintained at about 20%, with an annual shipment of about 500 million. As the epidemic subsides, the NFC market will usher in a new rise, so where exactly are the driving forces that will propel the NFC future market? Currently, more and more smart products are starting to use wireless connection, and the pairing problem will be encountered in the connection process. Although the pairing operation itself is not complicated, but NFC can realize the experience of a touch that is connected, which undoubtedly greatly enhance the security and intelligence of the product, but also has a cost advantage. In the future, with the continued development of the Internet of Things, the demand for one-touch connectivity will increase. In the anti-counterfeiting field, NFC can also play its advantages. For example, in air purifiers and drinking water purifiers, data transmission between the cartridge and the purifier can be carried out through NFC technology to achieve reliable authentication for anti-counterfeiting, thus improving the quality of life.   In the field of automotive electronics, we can see that ST and other major international manufacturers are vigorously promoting keyless solutions and center control WPC applications. When the key runs out of power, NFC can be used as the last opening solution,