Contactless Smart Cards: Market Research Report

Date: July 22, 2009
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Contactless Smart Cards: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Contactless Smart Cards in Millions of US$.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through 2015.

The report profiles 58 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as ActivIdentity Corporation, Advanced Card Systems Ltd., American Microdevice Manufacturing, Inc., ASK, Austria Card GmbH, CardLogix Corporation, CPI Card Group, Eastcompeace Smart Card Co., Ltd., FNMT-RCM, Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, Gemalto N.V., General Information Systems Ltd., Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, HID Global Corporation, Infineon Technologies AG,. Inside Contactless, International Business Machines Corporation, IRIS Corporation Berhad, Micromodule Pte Ltd., NBS Technologies, NedCard B.V., NOVACARD INFORMATIONSSYSTEME GmbH, NXP Semiconductors, Oberthur Card Systems SA, On Track Innovations Ltd., Sagem Orga GmbH, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Storage Technology, Inc., Sitronics JSC, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, Incard SpA, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Watchdata System Co.Ltd., and Zetes Industries.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITION

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Current and Future Analysis
Regional Market Analysis
Segment Perspective

2. MARKET DRIVERS & CHALLENGES

Market Drivers
Micro-Payment and Government Applications Spur Contactless Smart Card Market
Need for Secure IT Applications Drives Contactless Access Control Smart Cards Market
Consumer Acceptance Imperative for Growth of Contactless Smart Cards Market
Emergence of Transit Operators from Card Issuers to Card Acceptors
Political & Government Regulations – Key for Contactless Smart Card Participants
Interoperability – An Essential Factor
Rising Security Concerns to Foster Identity & Security Markets
Challenges for Contactless Smart Cards
Lack of Compatible and Interoperable Standards
Existing Technologies Prevent Adoption of Contactless Technology
Privacy Issues and Threat of Failure Haunt Contactless Smart Cards
Consumer Concerns on Data Security and Privacy
Rapidly Changing Technological Environment
Weak Economic Conditions

3. KEY TRENDS

CVM Limits – the Major Driver of Contactless Smart Cards in Payments
Contactless Cards Gain Popularity
Growing Confidence in Contactless Smart Card Technology
Financial Institutions Move Towards More Secure and Convenient Cards
Hybrid Cards on the Rise
Access Control Application to Benefit from Near Field Communication
Multi-Application Cards Gain Momentum
ICAO Compliance Boosts e-Passports Program
Consolidation – Growth Through Shrinkage
High Security Java Cards Gain Popularity
Biometrics Offer Significant Growth Potential for Security Applications

4. INTRODUCTION TO SMART CARDS

Smart Cards – An Introduction
Concept & Functional Definition
A Historical Perspective
Smart Cards Vs Magnetic Stripe Cards
Constituents of a Smart Card Chip
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Read-Only Memory (ROM)
Random-Access Memory (RAM)
Application Memory (EEPROM)
Card Operating System (COS)
Multos
Microsoft Smart Cards for Windows
Java Card
Types of Smart Cards
Based on Type of Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology Used
Integrated Circuit (IC) Microprocessor Cards
Integrated Circuit (IC) Memory Cards
Optical Memory Cards
Based on Interface
Contact Card
Contactless Card
Combi-Card or Dual-Interface Card
Based on Number of Applications Supported By Card
Single Application Cards
Multi-Application Cards
Standards
Hardware Standards
Application Standards
Local Standards
Network Computing Standards
Electronic Purse Standards
Payment Standards
Mobile Communications
Standards Governing Smart Cards & Their Applications
ISO/IEC Standards
ISO/IEC 7816
ISO/IEC 10536
ISO/IEC 14443
ISO/IEC 15693
ISO/IEC 7501
Personal Computer/Smart Card (PC/SC) Workgroup Specifications
EMV (Europay, MasterCard, VISA) Specifications
Comite Europeen de Normalisation (CEN) Standards
GSM – SIM / UIM Standard
STK
WIM (WAP Identification Module)
S@T
GSC-IS Version 2.1 Specifications
SEIWG Specification
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
Global Platform (GP)
International Airline and Transportation Association (IATA)
G-8 Health Standards
Technology Used in Smart Cards
Java Card Technology Supports Multiple Applications
Biometric Technology – A Boon for Identification Markets
Prominent Features/Capabilities
Internal Memory
Multiple Function Capability
Bi-Directional Identification and Authentication
Benefits
Enhanced Storage Capacity
Security
Convenience
Economic Benefits
Customization
The Technology Evolution
Increased Windows Compatibility
Multiple Applications
Availability of Smart Card Readers as Standard Equipment
Increased Memory Requirements
Generation of Asymmetric Keys on Card
Shorter Delivery Turn-around and Lead-times
USB Interfaces, Higher I/O Speeds
Dual Interface
Faster Processor Speeds and Improved Battery Capabilities
Price Competitiveness
New Specifications To Become Standard Requirements

5. CONTACTLESS SMART CARDS – AN OVERVIEW

Introduction
Current Scenario
Product Overview
Constituents and Special Characteristics of Contactless Smart Cards
Contactless Smart Card Technology
Better than Contact Smart Card Technology
Compatibility with Other Technologies
Data Privacy & Security Crucial for Contactless Smart Cards
Difference Between Contactless Smart Card and RFID Technology
Need for Compatibility Among Standards
Benefits
Technical Breakthroughs in Contactless Technology
HID’s iCLASS® Contactless Smart Card Technology
MIFARE Contactless Smart Card from Philips

6. SMART CARDS - COMPETITIVE SCENARIO

Potential Favors Growth in the Intensely Competitive Market

Table 1. Leading Players in the World Smart Card Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Shipments for Gemalto NV, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Oberthur Card Systems, Sagem Orga, Incard SpA, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Leading Smart Card Players – An Analysis of Competitor Strategies

7.END-USE MARKETS

Mass Transit/Public Transportation Sector
Transit Applications Gaining Acceptance
Smart Card-Based Transit Applications Implemented in Various Regions
Payment Applications
Banking on Smart Technology
Current Financial Sector Scenario
Factors Favoring Adoption of Smart Cards in Finance / Banking Applications
Multi-Application Cards to Drive Penetration in Financial Sector
Impact of EMV Compliance
Electronic Payments Simplify Cash Transactions
Benefits of Using Payment Cards
High Implementation Costs & Legacy Infrastructure Obstruct Growth
Access Control Applications
Contactless Technology Drives Security Applications
Rising Security Concerns Aid Smart Card Growth in Various Sectors
Biometrics Technology Boosts Identification & Security Markets
Network Security Offers Immense Potential for Growth
Countering Hacker Attacks
Government/ Institutional Applications
Governments as Users
Institutional Applications Gaining Prominence
Factors Driving Government Applications
Government Sector in India Boosts Smart Card Implementation
Lack of Smart Card Infrastructure in India Hinders Growth
Security: Role of Government ID Programs
Multifunctional Identification Cards to Enhance Inland Security
Smart Cards Replace Conventional Paper-Based Institutional Systems in India
Healthcare Sector
Smart Cards Facilitate Efficient Healthcare System
Global Healthcare Card Scenario
Benefits of Using Smart Cards in Healthcare Industry
Key Applications of Healthcare Smart cards
Storage of Patient’s Medical Information
Patient Identification and Monitoring
Prescription Management
HIPAA Compliance Drives Healthcare Sector
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

8. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/INNOVATIONS

Toppan Develops World’s Smallest Felica type IC Card, 'SMARTICS-cFe'
Honeywell Introduces OmniAssure Biometric Reader
Athena Releases ASEDrive IIIe CL
HID Global Unveils bioCLASS RKLB57 Smart Card Field Enroller
Texas Instruments Introduces RF-HCT-WRC5-KP221 Chips
HID to Extend Access Control Product Line with Logical Access Control Products
LEGIC Unveils Latest Products and Applications
Sagem Launches Biometric Reader to Comply with MorphoAccess 521 TWIC
LEGIC Unveils New All-in-One Contactless Smart Cards
HID Global Introduces New Crescendo Line of Smart Cards
Sagem Launches New GSA-Approved PIV Reader for FIPS 201
LEGIC Expands Contactless Smart Card Technology Capability
HID Extends multiCLASS™ Reader Line
HID Global Introduces HID Identity

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

VDV-Kernapplikations Selects NXP’s SmartMx for German transport Ticketing
Gemalto Completes Acquisition of Keycorp’s Smart Cards Business
HID Teams up with MAXxess
LEGIC Inks Partnership Agreement with APK-ID
LEGIC Signs Deals with Electronica Meysh and Inplastor
SmartMetric Adopts MULTOS for Fingerprint Activated Cards
LEGIC Identsystems and Nortech Control Systems Enter into Licensing Agreement
NEOWAVE Strikes Distribution Agreement with ASK
Garanti Bank Selects Gemalto’s EMV Contactless Credit Cards for Deployment in Turkey
Watchdata Executes Major Supply Contract with Shenzhen Tong Ltd
SCM and Sony Sign MoU
Sony and NXP Enter Into a Joint Venture to Form Moversa
HID Global Completes Acquisition of Integrated Engineering
Intrepid Global Imaging to Take Over Versacard
Soliton and AAIT Form Partnership for Contactless Security Smart Card Solutions
LEGIC Enters into an Agreement with G4S Security Systems Microraab
ASK and MasterCard to Work on Contactless Cards

10. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS

ActivIdentity Corporation (US)
Advanced Card Systems Ltd (Hong Kong)
American Microdevice Manufacturing, Inc. (US)
ASK (France)
Austria Card GmbH (Austria)
CardLogix Corporation (US)
CPI Card Group (US)
Eastcompeace Smart Card Co., Ltd (China)
FNMT-RCM (Spain)
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited (Japan)
Gemalto N.V. (The Netherlands)
General Information Systems Ltd (UK)
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Germany)
HID Global Corporation (US)
Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)
Inside Contactless (France)
International Business Machines Corporation (US)
IRIS Corporation Berhad (Malaysia)
Micromodule Pte Ltd (Singapore)
NBS Technologies (Canada)
NedCard B.V. (The Netherlands)
NOVACARD INFORMATIONSSYSTEME GmbH (Germany)
NXP Semiconductors (The Netherlands)
Oberthur Card Systems SA (France)
On Track Innovations Ltd (Israel)
Sagem Orga GmbH (Germany)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (South Korea)
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc (US)
Sitronics JSC (Russia)
Sony Corporation (Japan)
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)
Incard SpA (Part of STMicroelectronics) (Italy)
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Watchdata System Co. Ltd (China)
Zetes Industries (Belgium)

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 2. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards by Geographic Region – North America, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Unit Shipments in Millions for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. World 10-Year Perspective for Contactless Smart Cards by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Unit Shipments for North America, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards by Geographic Region – North America, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. World 10-Year Perspective for Contactless Smart Cards by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for North America, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards by End-Use Application – Mass Transit, Access Control, Payment and Government ID Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Unit Shipments in Millions for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. World 10-Year Perspective for Contactless Smart Cards by End-Use Application – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Unit Shipments for Mass Transit, Access Control, Payment and Government ID Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards by End-Use Application – Mass Transit, Access Control, Payment and Government ID Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. World 10-Year Perspective for Contactless Smart Cards by End-Use Application – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for Mass Transit, Access Control, Payment and Government ID Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. NORTH AMERICA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
Overview
Key Trends and Issues
Adoption of Contactless Payment System Finds Greater Acceptance
Increased Interoperability and Standardization in Contactless Payment Platforms
Government Programs Continue to Offer Opportunities for Contactless Smart Cards
Delays in Rollout Plague Employee Card Implementation in the US
Proprietary and Sporadic Ticketing Systems Hinder Smart Card Adoption in Mass Transit
The US Perspective
Smart Card Industry Evolution
Smart Cards & the US – A Lackluster Affair
Contactless Smart Cards - Current Scenario
Contactless Leads the Charge in the US
Trends and Issues
US Market Moves Towards Contactless Technology
Contactless Smart Cards Making Headway into Payments Market
US Lags Behind in Adopting EMV Specifications
HSPD-12 Directive Fosters Smart Card-Based Security Sector
ICAO Compliance Boosts e-Passports Program
US Airport Authorities Use Smart Cards Based on Biometric Technology
Cyber Fraud & Identity Theft Crimes Provide Impetus for Smart Card Usage
FIPS Federal ID Standard & ANSI INCITS Standard for ID Sector
Healthcare Sector & Smart Cards
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 10. North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Unit Shipments in Millions for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
Contactless Smart Cards – A European Perspective
Contactless Payments Market Scenario in Europe
CVM Limits – the Major Driver of Contactless Smart Cards in Payments
Contactless Smart Cards – Unlimited Solutions
Standards
New Form Factors
Pilots and Rollouts
Outlook
Trends & Issues
Improved Revenues and Customer Loyalty Attract Retailers to Contactless Payments
Secure Access Control Capabilities Generate Demand for Contactless Smart Cards in EMEA
Multiple Applications Offer Greater Prospects for Contactless Smart Cards
High Speed Capability Spurs Adoption of Contactless Technology in New Applications
Introduction of Contactless Payments in US and Japan Drives European Market
Faster Payment Transactions Generate Interest on Contactless Technology
Europe Adopts Contactless Ticketing System to Minimize Costs
Electronic Identity Cards to Drive European Identity Market
Overview of Select Regional Markets
France
Electronic Passport Project Enhances Demand for Smart Cards
Belgium
Italy
United Kingdom
UK Smart Cards Market Holds Immense Potential for Growth
Convergence of Transport and Financial Applications in UK – A Key Implementation
Middle East & Africa
Security Market Gaining Prominence in Middle East
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 12. Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Unit Shipments in Millions for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. ASIA-PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

A Combination of Unique Regional Markets
Current and Future Analysis
Contactless Smart Card Market in Asia-Pacific
Select Applications of Contactless Smart Cards in Asia-Pacific (2008)
Government Applications
e–Passport
Outlook
Media Coverage
National ID
Select Countries to Implement the Project
Growth to Decline, Volume Generation to Continue
Driving License
Other Government Services
Other Types of Smart Cards
Contactless Payment, and Loyalty Cards
Contactless Payment Cards
New Projects Fail to Initialize
Loss of Momentum
Contactless Payments Not a Priority in Some Countries
Loyalty Cards
Other Applications
Education
Tourism/Travel
Theme Parks/Entertainment
Contactless SIM
Japan – the Most Advanced Market for Contactless Smart Cards
Japanese Smart Cards Market Gains Prominence
Evolution of Electronic Payment in Japan
Trends & Issues
Asia-Pacific Region Witnesses Growth in Contactless Smart Card Use
Mass Transit Applications Migrate Towards Contactless Mobile Devices
Taiwan Leads in Promotion of Contactless Payments Technology in Asia-Pacific Region
Smart Cards Integrate with Biometrics
Integration of Technologies Becomes Key Factor in Smart Card Business
Campus Smart Cards Rise in Popularity
Leisure Facilities Witness Early Stage of Adoption
Strong Government Control Fosters Growth
Identification Applications Provide Impetus for Government & Institutional Market
Smart Card – An Ideal Solution for Cyber Security Concerns
Data Privacy & Security Hinder Multi-Application Cards Implementation in Australia
Market Drivers
Interoperability to Fetch New Opportunities for Contactless Payment Programs
Government ID Projects to Drive Volume for Contactless Smart Cards in Asia-Pacific
Contactless Payments in Asia-Pacific to Thrive on Foray of Tier II Nations
Contactless Mobile Applications Expand in Asia
Market Restraints
Consumer Apprehension Deters Contactless Payment Programs
Merchant Apprehension Reduces the Number of Transactions
Infrastructure Barriers to Migration
Competing Technologies Vs Smart Cards Technology
Challenges in Integrating with Existing Processes and Systems
Cost Concerns
Security Concerns
Outlook
More Focus on Physical Access Control
Government Usage Drives Private Usage of Smart Cards
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 14. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Unit Shipments in Millions for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. LATIN AMERICA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Current and Future Analysis
An Emerging Smart Cards Market
Low-cost Contactless MIFARE Cards
Market Drivers
Adoption in Key Cities Boosts Awareness on Contactless Smart Cards
Value-Added Services Drive the Adoption of Inexpensive Contactless Smart Cards
Entry of Major Financial Institutions and Brands Boosts Contactless Smart Cards
Market Restraints
Availability of Alternative Technologies Mars Access Control Market
Lack of Standards Restricts ROI
Unfavorable Political Scenario for Government Projects

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 16. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Unit Shipments in Millions for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Contactless Smart Cards Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 58 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 64)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Canada
Japan
Europe
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Middle East
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