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What: Shares of NXP Semiconductors
So what: NXP's processors are used for near field communication, which lets two devices close to each other share data wirelessly. Over time, the technology could enable all sorts of peer-to-peer mobile apps that aren't possible today -- such as using your phone as a credit card substitute.
Now what: NFC remains a nascent market, but it's one that both Google and Apple are interested in. That's good news for an infrastructure supplier like NXP.
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