INSIDE’s CEO Remy De Tonnac Receives the ID Trail Blazer Award at the Sixth Annual ID World International Congress in Milan

INSIDE’s CEO Remy De Tonnac Receives the ID Trail Blazer Award at the Sixth Annual ID World International Congress in Milan

Aix en Provence, France, November 28th, 2007–INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of advanced, open standard contactless chip technologies, today announced that its chief executive Remy deTonnac, has received the ID Trail Blazer Award at the ID World International Congress, taking place this week in Milan at the Milanofiori Congress Center.

The ID Trail Blazer Award is presented to the member of the ID community who has distinguished him/herself as the most visionary & innovative leader for 2007. In leading INSIDE Contactless, Remy de Tonnac has played a significant role in helping to advance the adoption of contactless and NFC (Near Field Communications) technologies – which are fundamentally changing the way that consumers access services and interact with merchants around the globe.

“It’s been an outstanding year for all of us at INSIDE, and receiving this latest award helps to further validate our vision, and our efforts to realize that vision through our work with customers and partners,” said Remy de Tonnac. “I’m appreciative of this recognition, and I’m looking forward to interacting with colleagues this week at the ID World Congress event.”

INSIDE Contactless has made tremendous strides in the ID field in 2007, demonstrated by key customer & partner milestones:

  • Leading the NFC market by powering more than a dozen mobile handset models, driving key pilot programs across the globe, driving technical innovation through key battery-off , single-wire protocol and other features in the MicroRead platform–along with recognition of INSIDE patents as ‘essential’ to NFC.
  • Delivery of more than 35M MicroPass intelligent payment platforms for authenticating open bank card contactless payments–leading the global market in this field.
  • Providing delivery of more than 5M PicoPass units for Sentosa for contactless admissions & payments at this island resort destination in Singapore.
  • Expanding the HID Global strategic partnership for the delivery of iClass and virtual credential technology–leading the market for contactless access control technology as a supplier to HID.

Remy de Tonnac will address the ID World audience as part of the CEO Vision plenary session today, describing his vision for the future of contactless. The ID WORLD International Congress is the most comprehensive showcase on the evolving world of RFID, biometrics and smart card technologies, and is the only international forum that looks at the advanced auto ID industry as a whole, rather than focusing on a specific technology or vertical sector. For additional information, please visit:

About INSIDE Contactless

As the only fabless semiconductor company focused exclusively upon contactless chip platforms, INSIDE Contactless is a market leader in Near Field Communication (NFC), contactless payments, and access control. Innovation in contactless technology has led to more than 55 patents granted to INSIDE, including several essential NFC technology patents. INSIDE is the #1 market share provider of contactless bank card applications in the world, with more than 35 million MicroPass intelligent payment platforms delivered from launch in 2005 through 2007. These MicroPass platforms power cards from more than 20 leading bank card issuers. More than 25 key partners around the world, including major card manufacturers and handset providers, have successfully delivered contactless products such as payment & access cards, point of sale terminals, NFC enabled mobile handsets, and other products which are ‘powered by INSIDE’. INSIDE Contactless is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Poland, San Francisco, and Boston. For more information, please visit