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Gemplus Reaches Another Major Milestone for SIM Cards in Smart Card History; 500 Million SIM Cards Sold and Deployed Across the Globe

Deployment Confirms Gemplus’ Position as the Leader in Providing Smart Cards and Smart Card-Based Solutions Figures Illustrate That Over One in Three SIM Cards Currently Deployed In the Field Is Made by Gemplus In the U.S., SIM Deployment Grew From 9 to 13 Million With Additional Volumes for the iDEN networks, (Source: EMC Database Q1’02)…
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Philips Single Chip Reader IC Goes Multi-Standard

Versatile contactless single chip reader IC opera Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduces the CL RC632 IC–the world’s leading multi-standard single-chip reader IC for contactless smart cards and labels operating at 13.56 MHz. Designed to support the ISO contactless standards in this frequency range including ISO 14443 and ISO 15693, the CL…
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Microsoft Deploys ActivCard Identity Management System™ (AIMS)

ActivCard Identity Technology Selected by Microsoft IT Security Group For Largest Deployment of New Corporate ID Badges FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–ActivCard® (Nasdaq: ACTI; Nasdaq Europe: ACTI), the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software, today announced that the ActivCard Identity Management System™ (AIMS) has been adopted by Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) for their employees and…
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Smart Card Alliance Releases New White Paper

New York, NY, May 22, 2002–Combining smart card and biometric technologies is one of the best ways to assure information and physical security, according to a new Smart Card Alliance white paper released today. “Smart Cards and Biometrics in Privacy-Sensitive Secure Personal Identification Systems” outlines how smart cards and biometrics enhance security, privacy, performance and…
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Cubic Names John Minteer Vice President of Information Technology

SAN DIEGO, (BUSINESS WIRE), Aug. 26, 2002–John Minteer has been named vice president of Information Technology for San Diego-based Cubic Corp. (AMEX:CUB). In announcing the appointment, Thomas A. Baz, vice president and corporate controller, said: “John Minteer has made many significant improvements in the application of information technology for the corporation and its subsidiaries during…
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IR Recognition Systems Partners With HID–Integrates iCLASS Smart Cards Into Biometric HandKeys

CAMPBELL, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) Sept. 10, 2002–IR Recognition Systems, the biometric component of Ingersoll-Rand’s (IR) Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control (EACD) and the world’s largest supplier of biometric readers for access control and time and attendance applications, announced that it is showcasing its hand geometry readers integrated with HID’s new iCLASS 13.56 MHz…
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Cubic Corp. Introduces New National Security and Homeland Defense Technologies

SAN DIEGO & ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., (BUSINESS WIRE), Sept. 9, 2002–Cubic Corp. (AMEX:CUB) will roll out a variety of new national security and homeland defense technologies at the “2002 National Security and Homeland Defense Symposium,” Sept. 10-12 in Atlantic City, N.J. The technologies include products and systems to improve intelligence and warning, emergency preparedness and…
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Sun Microsystems Powers Asia’s Largest Smart Card-Based Health Card Project

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the successful deployment of Java Card™ technology and Sun network solutions by the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan (BNHI). The BNHI has started to roll out 22 million Java Card technology-powered IC (Integrated Circuit) health cards to Taiwan citizens in July, replacing…
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Gemplus to Deliver SIM Card-Based Solution to Oi For First GSM Launch in Brazil

Gemplus to Deliver SIM Card-Based Solution to Oi For First GSM Launch in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/–Gemplus (Nasdaq: GEMP; Euronext: Sicovam 5768), the world’s leading provider of solutions enabled by smart cards, announces an agreement with Oi, the Brazilian mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Telemar(1) that operates the major GSM(2) network in…
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Lifestream Technologies Engages Broadmark as Investment Banking Firm; Group To Focus On Securing Institutional Investment

POST FALLS, Idaho, (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2002–Lifestream Technologies® (AMEX:KFL), the leading manufacturer of smart card-enabled home cholesterol monitors, today announced it has retained Broadmark Capital, LLC, for investment banking services. Based in Seattle, with an office in New York, Broadmark is an investment bank with practices in corporate finance and asset management. Broadmark maintains…