Schlumberger’s Smart Cards & Terminals unit reported yesterday that 3Q/99 revenue grew 5% over 3Q/98 while orders grew about 13% during the same period. Orders for cards were led by mobile communications SIM cards in Asia and Europe, including the first ‘Simera’ Java-programmable SIM cards orders in Malaysia and Taiwan. Asian smart card sales grew largely due to the shipment of ‘Qianflex’ smart cards for several Chinese banks. European card sales increased strongly over the same period last year due to growing demand for Simera cards. Municipalities sales also rose strongly, reflecting high activity from the Paris regional transport authority and first deliveries for London’s Docklands Light Railway ticketing project. New York City also selected Schlumberger during the third quarter to provide an integrated on- and off-street parking solution that features the nation’s first centralized wireless communication capability. For more details on Schlumberger’s 3Q/99 visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).