NanoMarkets Issues Report on Emerging Opportunities for Smart Cards with Onboard Power

   NanoMarkets Issues Report on Emerging Opportunities for Smart Cards with
                                Onboard Power

PR Newswire

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Nov. 7, 2012

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Industry analyst firm
NanoMarkets today announced the release of its report titled "Emerging
Opportunities for Powered Smart Cards 2012." In this new report, NanoMarkets
analyzes the opportunities for smart cards with onboard power in key
applications over the next eight years. The report estimates that the total
market for powered smart cards will grow from its current value of about $70
million today to about $8.5 billion (USD) by the year 2019, which corresponds
to over 1.8 billion powered smart cards shipped. Within this same time
period, the value of thin film and/or printed batteries for such smart cards
will grow from just over $7.5 million today to $365 million in 2019, and the
value of small information displays used in powered smart cards with grow from
about $7 million today to over $715 million.

Additional details from the report are available at:

Within the report NanoMarkets reviews the status of several key early
applications for powered smart cards, including one-time password (OTP) cards
available from eBay/PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. The report also examines the
product development and marketing strategies of the key players in the
development of both powered smart cards and their key subcomponents, including
ActivIdentiy, AniCa, Blue Spark, dz card, EE-Ink, MUE, Gemalto, Identita,
InCard/STMicroelectronics, Infinite Power Solutions, Inteligensa/Intelicard,
Nagra ID, Rocket Electric, SmartDisplayer, Secure Metric, Solicore, and Thin
Profile Technologies. 

The report contains granular, eight-year forecasts for powered smart cards, in
both quantity (numbers shipped) and value ($ millions) terms, broken out by
application and by region of use.

From the Report:

  oNanoMarkets forecasts that smart cards with onboard power in the form of a
    printed or thin-film battery can penetrate as much as 20 percent of the
    wider (non-powered) smart card market by 2019. Powered smart cards
    shipments are expected to grow from about 11 million in 2012 to 500
    million in 2016 and to over 1.8 billion in 2019.
  oThe biggest market for powered smart cards will be OTP cards, which will
    grow from a value of about $10.5 million in 2012 to nearly $1.4 billion in
  oA key growth region for powered smart cards is Asia. Today, Asia account
    for less than one percent of the overall powered smart card market, but by
    2019 will account for nearly half, or almost $850 million.
  oPrinted batteries such as those marketed by Solicore will remain the
    dominant battery type used in powered smart cards. The market value for
    such printed batteries will surpass $331 million by the end of the
    forecast period in 2019.
  oAlthough LCDs dominate displays in powered smart cards today,
    electrophoretic displays have the highest growth potential. The market
    value of electrophoretic displays in powered smart cards will grow from
    about $1.4 million today to almost $370 million in 2019.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state
lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in
advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and
forecasts of this kind and has been covering the smart card, printed
electronics, and thin-film/printed battery space since 2005.

Visithttp://www.nanomarkets.netfor a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports
and other services.

SOURCE NanoMarkets

Contact: Robert Nolan, NanoMarkets, +1-804-938-0030,
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