Smart Card Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Jul 2012| Analyst - Amit Gud| Code - IFT008G
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Report Highlights

In 2011, 6.2 billion smart cards were shipped. It is estimated that smart card shipments are forecast to reach 6.8 billion in 2012 and 11.1 billion in 2017, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% from 2012 to 2017.


The scope of the study includes major smart card technologies, smart card types, platforms, its standards and various applications of the smart card.  A major focus of the report is the market scenario of the smart card industry.  This report discusses various smart card projects that are being implemented or that are planned around the world.  The report is divided into easy-to-follow chapters such as an overview, applications, markets etc., while the markets are divided geographically and breakdowns are given by region, market segment and technology.


Amit Gud is a freelance writer and a published author working with various magazines and e-zines worldwide.  His expertise includes technical writing covering smart cards, IT, technological trends along with lifestyle features and world affairs.  His articles and features appear regularly in print as well as in online media.  His works have been published in the Indian Express and the Mid-Day, two of India’s top newspapers, in the Mini World and English Zone, Japanese lifestyle magazines, Publisher’s Auxiliary, a community newspaper magazine, Vision Magazine and others.

Amit holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pune, India, with a specialization in operating systems and software storage technology.  He has industry experience working with multiple Forbes 100 companies, including NetApp, VMware, Red Hat, Akamai and Symantec.  He has published research papers in technical journals and conferences.  Recently, his Master’s thesis was published as a book, titled ChunkFS: A Recovery-Driven File System Design Approach: Improve the File System Recovery Time.

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Published - May-2003| Analyst - Amit Gud| Code - IFT008F

Report Highlights

  • Shipments of smart card units will grow at an AAGR of 23.7% from 2002 to 2007.
  • A notable success is the anticipated dominance for the JavaCard platform.
  • The financial sector rose to 595 million units in 2002, a 50.51 % increase from 2001.
  • In two to three years smart cards will be implemented in the flourishing national ID market.


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