05 Jun 2003 2003 : Yearly Market analysis and forecasts
– Memory smart cards declined by 15% and passed just below 1 billion mark shipment.
– Microprocessor smart card very strong growth: 40% fuelled for the first time in history above memory cards shipments.
– Wireless Telecom SIM Cards Very Strong Growth : + 56% with a combined effect of strong growth of subscribers in all regions including Europe, development of GSM in North America and strong impact of churn in China. Exceptional Q4 2003 volumes shipped.
– Banking/Retail microprocessor strong growth of 17% reaching 205 Million units.