It is good to see NXP is now more focus and wont' waste energy in non-core technologies. NFC is a good example that NXP has made use of its strength and be able to keep competitions out. Automotive bus interface is also a good business for NXP and they're doing very well. Hope one day when people talk about NXP, they can immediately say "Oh NXP, the leader in bababa....." rather than say "Oh NXP, the supermarket of semiconductor and you can buy all kind of junk out there!"
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