HID Global secure identity surpassed its 100 millionth product shipment of e-government inlays and prelaminates to 28 countries worldwide. A developer in the deployment of wire transfer and wire embedding technologies, the company developed and patented its “ceFLEX” high-tech inlay material that increases e-document resiliency. And with e-passport market revenues projected to reach nearly $7 billion annually by the end of 2014, with a compounded annual growth rate of 31.5%, 88% of all passports issued in 2014 will be electronic. Acuity said e-passports accounted for 57% of all passports issued and 28 percent of all passports in circulation during 2009. HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets.
The Korea Electric Testing Institute (KETI) has selected Clear2Pay’s “Integri” test tools
for digital communication testing between Near Field Communication (NFC) devices.
Supplying key testing technologies and certification services for companies, KETI
focuses on helping introduce mpayment infrastructures based on NFC technology.
Clear2Pay delivered three different tools that enable KETI to validate its NFC
devices, including the “Listen Device Test Suite,” the “Poll Device Test Suite,” and
the “Peer-to-Peer Device Test Suite.”
Digital security provider Gemalto has posted total revenue for the first quarter of 2010 of EUR 390 million, an increase of 8% over 2009 at constant exchange rates. All segments posted revenue expansion.Revenue from software and services more than doubled year on year. Increased investment in this activity, with new service offerings from both bolt-on acquisitions and organic developments, as well as renewed demand from mobile network operators led to this strong performance.
Revenue from the traditional SIM card business was stable year on year. Product mix improved only slightly as the return to large-scale innovation projects continues to be gradual. Demand for Gemalto products in some developed markets showed renewed momentum. This quarter saw a return to solid revenue growth of microprocessor payment cards, with strong deliveries driven by worldwide EMV migration and dual interface contactless card deployments. This growth fully compensated for the effect of last year’s shift from registered mail to standard mail for card deliveries and for 2010 being a low point in the UK payment card renewal cycle. This quarter also saw the pursuit of new migration projects to the more secure and higher-end Dynamic Data Authentication EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) payment cards in Europe.
Gemalto reports that total revenue for the first quarter was 367 million euros, lower than 1Q/08 by 8% at constant exchange rates and by 5% at historical exchange rates. However, the Company notes strong progress continues to be made in securing new contracts for mobile services and contactless payment devices. At 100 million euros first quarter the Secure Transactions unit revenue was essentially unchanged from last year. In the first quarter Security again posted a strong growth, with revenue up by 26% at constant exchange rates and 27% at historical rates. At 192 million euros first quarter Mobile Communication revenue was lower than the very strong first quarter of 2008 by 19% at constant exchange rates and by 14% at historical exchange rates, in line with seasonality expectations for 2009. Public Telephony revenue continued to decline as mobile telephony expands, and POS Terminals grew on strong sales in Europe and the Middle East. For comeplete details on Gemalto’s latest performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com).
Frost & Sullivan will present its 2009 quarterly analyst
briefing presentation on the “Biometrics Market” Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 16.00 BST.
Highlights of the briefing involve analysis of economic impact across
regions, growth rate analysis, consolidations in the market, future
technology trends and best practices. Biometric hardware/software/algorithm manufacturers, system integrators,
distributors and customers will likely benefit from the discussion of
the growth and opportunities in the European biometrics market.
A new report from from Frost & Sullivan= titled “Asia
Pacific Contactless Smart Card Market” reveals that the market earned
revenues of $769.4 million in 2008 and estimates this to reach $1356.0 million in 2014.
The ongoing issuance of projects such as e-passport and mass transit
ticketing will continue and applications will expand to include contactless and mobile
payments. Some other contactless applications that will insulate the market from
the downturn are upgrades and replacement cards. To ride out this unstable phase, market participants should promote
their product’s ability to create a more efficient and cost-saving system in the long
term, be it in the mass transit, government, or other industry. This benefit will be
even more apparent if there are multiple applications. At a time when participants
need to restrain spending, vendors should revisit successful business cases and
emphasize the long term cost savings and efficiency that resulted from them.
Smart payment card specialist Gemalto reports that revenue grew 10% for
the first half of this year, at constant exchange rates, with all major
segments posting double digit growth. The Secure Transactions unit
returned to operating profit, posting a positive operating margin of
8.5% for the first six months of 2008. The growth was driven by the
continuing roll out of EMV and contactless payment systems mainly in
Europe, Asia and Latin America. This good performance more than
compensated for lower Pay TV and Transport revenue, a consequence of
Gemalto’s selective approach to tenders. Personalization services also
reported a strong growth of 34%, driven by EMV deployments and
associated services in existing and emerging markets. In France, the
Pegasus group of five major banks (BNP-Paribas, CrÃ©dit Agricole-LCL,
CrÃ©dit Mutuel-CIC, Caisse dâEpargne, and La Banque Postale Group)
renewed their collaboration contract with Gemalto in the “Payez Mobile”
program, aimed at developing a set of cohesive contactless mobile
payment services. For complete details on Gemalto’s latest performance
visit CardData ([www.carddata.com](http://www.carddata.com)).
GEMALTO REVENUE HISTORICAL
2Q/07: $544.8 million
3Q/07: $588.0 million
4Q/07: $742.0 million
1Q/08: $611.0 million
2Q/08: $556.2 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com).
Smart card specialist Gemalto reports that overall first quarter revenue rose 12% to $611 million. Growth in the first quarter was driven by continued EMV standard expansion with various countries moving forward in Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East as well as Latin America. Moreover, dual-interface EMV cards (contact and contactless) continue to gain market penetration, particularly in Europe and Asia.
Government Programs was up by 30% when compared to the prior year’s performance. Gemalto continues to be involved in many NFC trial programs with mobile operators such as Orange in France and Softbank in Japan. In February, Taiwan Mobile announced that it had selected Gemalto to provide the world’s first commercial NFC SIM-based mobile contactless system. This comprehensive digital security solution will enable Taiwan Mobile to register, issue, manage and terminate mobile NFC services over-the-air. For complete details on Gemalto’s latest performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com).
Smart card specialist Gemalto reports that overall first quarter revenue rose 12% to $611 million. Growth in the first quarter was driven by continued EMV standard expansion with various countries moving forward in Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East as well as Latin America. Moreover, dual-interface EMV cards (contact and contactless) continue to gain market penetration, particularly in Europe and Asia. Government Programs were up by 30% when compared to the prior year’s performance. Gemalto continues to be involved in many NFC trial programs with mobile operators such as Orange in France and Softbank in Japan. In February, Taiwan Mobile announced that it had selected Gemalto to provide the world’s first commercial NFC SIM-based mobile contactless system. This comprehensive digital security solution will enable Taiwan Mobile to register, issue, manage and terminate mobile NFC services over-the-air. For complete details on Gemalto’s latest performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).
GEMALTO REVENUE HISTORICAL
1Q/07: $495.9 million
2Q/07: $544.8 million
3Q/07: $588.0 million
4Q/07: $742.0 million
1Q/08: $611.0 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)
According to Frost & Sullivan research, APAC Integrated Smart Cards
and Biometrics Markets, the smart card market in the southeast Asian
market, which was worth $249.1 million in 2007, is expected to reach
$822.2 million by 2013 due to heavy expansion of projects in national
ID/e-passport programs. Further reflecting rapid growth in this market,
the rate of expansion in 2006 was 55.2 %. APAC Integrated Smart
Cards and Biometrics Markets provides subscription-based research
services while Frost & Sullivan Consulting Company provides corporate
clients with solutions to accelerate growth and has partnered with Global
1000 companies through its more than 30 offices around the world.
ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG) has appointed Perry
M. Garvis as the Director of Product Marketing for Contactless
Payment to oversee the organization’s global contactless payments.
In doing so, Garvis will market the ITG contactless prelaminates, cards,
transponders, readers and OEM reader modules having to do with the
payments sector. Garvis has over 30 years experience in marketing and
sales of RFID, security and wireless technologies with such companies as
Motorola and GE Interlogix. Most recently, Garvis was employed with
Texas Instruments as the Director of National Accounts Contactless
Payments and RFID Systems. ITG employs over 1100 employees out of
its 25 offices on all continents with headquarters in Walluf , Germany.
Smart card specialist Gemalto reports that overall third quarter revenue rose 6% to $588 million, marking the return to year-on-year growth. Revenues for the “Secure Transactions” unit, which includes smart payment cards, rose 7% to $148 million compared to 3Q/06. The Company says the growth in “Secure Transactions” was driven mainly by
strong growth in personalization activities. However, some related production and labor difficulties were encountered during the quarter which adversely affected card deliveries. Gemalto is banking on its new “CardLikeMe” solution that enables customers to customize and order new credit cards via secure access to an online design portal. SEB Germany recently signed to offer “CardLikeMe” to its five million customers. In the “POS Terminals” unit revenues also increased 7% year-on-year to $17.3 million. During the quarter Gemalto’s “Java Card” implementation received “EAL4 Common Criteria Certification” and “EAL7” assurance. ensuring the secure isolation of applications. For complete details on Gemalto’s latest performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com). (CFI Library 10/10/07)