"Several applications have captivated mobile phone makers," McGregor said.
"One is that you can bring two phones next to each other and they will exchange contact information. Another is that you can hold a cellphone close to an NFC TV and watch the pictures from the phone on the big screen."
NFC chips automatically connect to each other when they are held at close proximity of about 10cm. The chips can also be used for automatic ticketing in public transport, automatic entry to concerts and shows, or authorise access to internet-based entertainment when swiped along a poster with a thin NFC chip glued to it.