Oberthur Card Systems reported that revenues for the first six months of this year were up 15.8%. The Company delivered close to 88 million microprocessor cards compared to 67 million in the first six months of last year, a 30.7% increase on a year-on-year basis. The revenue in the smart cards segment amounted to $191 million with a 20.4% growth at constant exchange rates, whereas the magnetic stripe segment rose by 11.4% to $45.6 million. Smart card shipments increased by +30.7% in the first six months to a volume of 87.9 million cards. The revenue for smart cards in the Banking segment grew by 9.1% at constant exchange rates to $82.3 million. The Americas region grew 10.6% to $64.7 million. The region performed particularly well in magnetic stripe banking cards. For complete details on Oberthur’s latest performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).