2011 : Strong volume growth momentum in 2010 and a positive start in 2011

2011 : Strong volume growth momentum in 2010 and a positive start in 2011

At the General Assembly (3 May 2011, Brussels), Eurosmart has increased the final figure for shipments in Telecom market segment in 2010 to 4.2 billion; thereby bringing the total shipment of microcontroller based Smart Secure Devices to above 5.5 billion in 2010. While it is still early days to make a final forecast for 2011, we feel confident that the 6 billion bar will be crossed. All the segments show double digit volume growth again this year (see the tables below).

Analysis of major growth drivers:

-Despite even higher deliveries than anticipated in 2010, Eurosmart still expects around 10% SIM shipments growth in 2011 due to the continued strong growth in India, Indonesia, China and Brazil

-The global trend for mobile financial services increases the need for security, and demand for higher end products

-M2M generates great interest, especially in the automotive and smart metering verticals

-Worldwide EMV migration continues to sustain strong growth, in particular in Latin America and Asia

-Security needs fuel the global migration to DDA

-Strong dual interface (contact & contactless) cards growth. NFC development will participate to this trend.

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-Increasing deployment of eID cards and the European Resident Permit

-Developing countries benefit from eID for welfare management, census and voting

-Strong dynamism of NFC in 2011, with multiple commercial deployments happening worldwide. Eurosmart will update its market forecast for 2011 in September.

-Growth of dual interface (contact & contactless) is higher than pure contactless.

-American contactless cards issuers are reviewing their future product roadmap linked to the ongoing EMV migration discussion.