Global Smart Cards Industry

  • January 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Smart Cards provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report analyzes the demand scenario for smart cards in telecom, identification, financial/banking services, security, and mass transit sectors. The report offers a review of recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include US, Canada, France, Germany, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippines and Latin America. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich market data tables.. Also included is an easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory of 116 companies worldwide, with addresses and contact details of each company.

Table Of Contents




1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
Demand for Smart Cards Continues to Rise 1
Major Growth Drivers 1
Existing Applications Hold Immense Potential 1
Rapid Adoption of EMV Standard Propels Market Growth 1
Region wise Demand Analysis 2
Challenges to Reckon With 2
Major Concerns 2
Current and Future Analysis 2
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Smart Cards Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Millions of
Units for Years 2010 through 2015 3
Impact of Recession in Retrospect 3
Telecom - The Largest End-Use Sector 4
Table 2: Global Smart Card Shipments (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Shipments for End-Use Sector - Telecom;
Financial Services, Retail and Loyalty; Government and
Healthcare; Transport; Pay TV; and Others (Includes Corporate
IDs among Others) 4

Table 3: Global Smart Card Shipments (2011): Breakdown of
Volume Shipments in Millions of Units by Product Segments
Microprocessor-based Smart Cards and Memory Based Smart Cards
for End-use Sectors - Telecom; Financial Services, Retail and
Loyalty; Government and Healthcare; Transport; Pay TV; and
Others (Includes Corporate IDs) 5
Emerging Markets Boost SIM Sales 5
Escalating Demand for USIM Cards 5
Public Sector - An Active Adopter of Smart Card Technology 6
Smart Cards to Enhance Security of Electronic Passports 6
Rising Use of Smart Cards in Retail and Financial Transactions 6
Contactless Technology Rapidly Gaining Prominence 6
Table 4: Global Contactless Smart Card Shipments (2011):
Breakdown of Volume Shipments in Millions of Units by End-Use
Sector - Telecom, Financial Services, Government and
Healthcare, Transport and Others 7
Security Concerns Drive Biometrics-Integrated Smart Cards Market 7
Table 5: Global Market for Integrated Smart Cards and
Biometrics (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Usage by
Biometric Characteristic 8
Smart Card Management System - An Overview 9
The Need for SCMS 9
Multiplicity of Applications 9
Complexity of Functions 10
Provision for Future Applications/ Protocols 10
Potential Opportunities for SCMS 10
Smart Cards: New Applications and Technologies 11
Major Hurdles for the Smart Card Industry 11
Hacking of RFIDs - A Key Concern 12
Competitive Landscape 12
Table 6: Leading Players in the Global Smart Card Market
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Company-
Gemalto, Giesecke and Devrient, Oberthur Technologies,
Morpho(Previously Sagem Orga) and Others 12

Table 7: Leading SIM Card Providers Worldwide (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Company - Gemalto,
Giesecke and Devrient, Oberthur Technologies, Morpho
(Previously Sagem Orga), Eastcom, Datang, Watchdata and
Others 13

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 14
Smart Cards: An Introduction 14
Key Characteristics of Smart Cards 14
Historical Journey of Smart Cards 15
Types of Smart Cards 15
Contact Smart Cards 15
Contactless Smart Cards 16
Credit Card Contactless Technology 17
Based on Types of ICCs 17
Memory Cards 17
CPU/MPU Microprocessor Multi- function Cards 18
Other Types of Smart Cards 18
Combination Cards 18
Cryptographic Smart Cards 18
Super Smart Cards 18
Advantages of Smart Cards 19
Disadvantages of Smart Cards 19
Operating Systems 20
Types of Operating Systems 20
Fixed File-Structure based Operating System 20
Dynamic Application based Operating System 20
Standards for Smart Cards 20
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) 20
STK 21
Java Card 21
UIM 21
WIM 21
S@T 21

3. APPLICATIONS AND USES OF SMART CARDS 22
Overview 22
Computer Security Systems 22
Identification 22
Finance and Banking 23
Mobile Phone Networks 24
Mass Transit 24
Healthcare 24

4. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 25

5. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 36


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 47

1. THE UNITED STATES 47
Smart Cards Industry Overcomes Economic Crisis 47
Table 8: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Smart
Cards Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Millions of Units for
Years 2010 through 2015 47

Table 9: Smart Cards Market in the US (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Sector 48
Mobile Telecom to Offer Growth Opportunities 48
Contactless Technology Gains Momentum 48
Standardization of EMV Technology in the US - Still a Long
Way to Go 48

2. CANADA 50
Table 10: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Smart Cards Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Millions of
Units for Years 2010 through 2015 50

Table 11: Smart Cards Market in Canada (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Sector 51

3. EUROPE 52
Overview 52
Table 12: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Smart Cards Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Millions of
Units for Years 2010 through 2015 52

Table 13: Smart Cards Market in Europe (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Sector 53
EMV Card Deployments in Europe 53

3a. FRANCE 54

3b. GERMANY 54
Electronic-ID Card Initiative to Boost Smart Card Market 54
Major Smart Card Program Put on Hold in Germany 54

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 55
Smart Cards Industry - An Overview 55
Contactless Smart Cards to be in Great Demand In APAC 55
Table 14: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Smart Cards Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Millions of
Units for Years 2010 through 2015 56

Table 15: Smart Cards Market in Asia-Pacific (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Sector 56
Growth Drivers 57
Challenges/Market Restraints 57
Impact of Economic Slowdown on Select Applications 58
Integrated Biometrics-Smart Card Adoption Trends in Asia-Pacific 58
Table 16: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Integrated Biometric Smart Cards Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 59
Implemented Projects in Integrated Smart Cards and Biometrics
Market in Asia-Pacific (2006) 60
Contactless Smart Cards Market - an overview 60
Factors Favoring Adoption of Contactless Technology 61
Mass Transit Market 61
Banking/Payment Cards Market 62

4a. CHINA 63
Overview 63
Dynamics in Mobile Communications Card Sales 63
Smart Cards ID Market: Potential Opportunities for Local
Companies 63
Domestic Smart Card Suppliers in China 63

4b. INDIA 64
Outlook 64
India - An Underpenetrated but Fastest Growing Market 64
Table 17: Smart Cards Market in India (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Sector 64

4c. JAPAN 65
Smart Cards Industry - An Insight 65
Table 18: Smart Cards Market in Japan (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Sector 65
Convergence and Convenience Boost Technology Adoption 65
Contactless Technology Boosts Smart Card Uptake 66
Review of Select Application Segments 66
Transportation Sector 66
Major Prepaid Payment Cards Based on Smart Card Technology
in Japan (2001-2007) 67
Banking/Financial Sector 67
Government ID Sector 68
Telecom Sector 68
Competition 68

4d. SOUTH KOREA 69
Overview 69
3G Technology Adoption Boost Demand for USIM Cards 69
Electronic ID Cards Offers Potential Growth Opportunities 69
Stages of Electronic ID Initiative 70
FSS Directive Accelerates EMV Migration 70
Table 19: Migration Status of Major Card Companies in South
Korea (2007-End) 70

4e. VIETNAM 71

4f. THE PHILIPPINES 71

5. LATIN AMERICA 72
Table 20: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Smart Cards Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Millions of Units for Years 2010 through 2015 72

Table 21: Smart Cards Market in Latin America (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Secto 73


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