NXP Semiconductors said that 200 smartphone and tablet models are in the pipeline carrying its NFC chips–with about 40% of them either already in production or “moving toward production over the (next) few quarters.”
NXP CEO Richard Clemmer made the statement today during a conference call with financial analysts following release of the Netherlands-based chip maker’s second quarter earnings.
The updated design win count is up from the cumulative 130 design wins NXP noted it had notched following its fourth quarter 2011 earnings report in February. It didn’t release a design win total following the first quarter of 2012 financial statement. NXP said it had 90 design wins as of the third quarter of 2011.