INSIDE Contactless has passed a new threshold in its expansion in the French and international market

INSIDE Contactless has passed a new threshold in its expansion in the French and international market

INSIDE Contactless demonstrates its vitality and development skills at human, technological and financial level by establishing new premises in Aix-en-Provence and opening its Singapore office.

Aix en Provence, France, July 20th 2007–INSIDE Contactless, the NFC technology leader, is today announcing that it will be moving its headquarters in the Parc Club du Golf in Aix-en-Provence and the move of its commercial office in Singapore, as well as extending its American arm in the Silicon Valley in California.

In parallel to this, the company’s workforce has witnessed considerable growth. INSIDE has exceeded the 100-employee mark this year and is working on a new recruitment campaign for 2008.

As the former registered office has become too small, INSIDE has just added two new offices of 1633 m². The Sales, Business Lines, Administration and R&D teams, are now housed on two levels. This will allow INSIDE engineers to work in a more ergonomically designed area within the more secure and modern white room. For INSIDE, these new optimised conditions testify to the most widespread and rapid development of all its NFC technologies.

Comprising several offices, three meeting rooms and a vast open space area, to encourage communication and exchange between the various teams, these premises have been painted the corporate colours (yellow, grey, white) and feature modern furniture. They can comfortably accommodate more than 100 people.

This Headquarter office is the symbol of the dynamic nature and investment of INSIDE in developing and promoting contactless technology. This will allow the company to expand both in France and internationally.

On the other hand, with a view to sustaining its development in Asia Pacific, INSIDE has also just opened an office in the Science Park in Singapore. Located at the heart of the technological district, comprising many high-tech companies, this office can accommodate up to fifteen people.

The Asian market is crucial to INSIDE. Often it is seen as the forerunner in terms of technological adoption, with many pilot projects already under way. It is, in fact, a truly extensive, natural laboratory.

Finally, INSIDE has also expanded its American office, which will soon deploy a workforce of ten salaried people. This was a strategic choice for the company from Aix en Provence, which has over 60% market share in America, where contactless is undergoing expansion. INSIDE is therefore preparing itself to face up to future technological challenges, so as to maintain its lead on the other side of the Atlantic…

About INSIDE Contactless

It is the only semi-conductor company focused exclusively upon contactless platforms. INSIDE Contactless is the market leader in NFC (Near Field Communication) markets, contacless payments and access control. Innovation in contactless technology has led to 55 essential NFC technology patents to be granted.

In the USA, INSIDE Contactless is the number one in the contactless payment sector, supplying more than 20 million chips to manufacturers of bank cards. More than 25 international partners, including HID, Giesecke & Devrient or SAGEM, have already delivered contactless products such as payment and access cards, point-of sales terminals or NFC enabled mobile phones, which are powered by INSIDE Contactless. The headquarters of INSIDE Contactless are in Aix-en-Provence. The company has offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Poland, San Francisco and Boston.

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Geraldine Sauniere-Miallet
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