Facts and figures

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...