Facts and figures

Telecom: We anticipate a growth in volumes during FY2009 in the range of 3% to 9% compared to FY2008, i.e between 3300Mu and 3500Mu. Emerging markets continue to fuel the growth in volume with, for instance, millions of new subscribers in India and 3G deployments...

Mobile communication: another year of strong unit growth: – Growth is driven by almost all regions and emerging countries such as India in Asia, Middle East and Colombia in South America – Chinese market is growing again in 2006 after a stable year in 2005 Financial services: – Contactless...

Mobile communication – Mobile communication confirms its status of the largest and fastest growing segment with a growth of 24% in volume compared to 2004 – Growth is mostly driven by emerging countries in all regions: Latin America, Eastern Europe, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa –...

– 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...

A tremendous growth of the wireless sector (+85%), with a major impact on the global revue of the smart card industry. – A high increase of the global processor cards market (+36%), as fast as the previous year. – A lesser progression of the global chipcard market...

– Return to growth of Wireless Telecom SIM Cards : +10%. – Banking/Retail microprocessor grew 16% reaching 175 Million units. – Total Microprocessor shipments grew 17% boosted by emerging segments such as Government/health, Transport, Pay-TV, IT Security. – Telecom memory cards declined for the first time – still...