Global - Reference - Services - Smartcards - An overview

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2005 and has not been updated. The magnetic stripe card is gradually being replaced by smartcards that allow information to be both read and modified with greater security. This allows variable information to be stored on cards allowing then to be used for SIM cards, electronic purses and personal identification. This report discussed the history, development and applications for smartcards, together with the major standards, card types, manufacturers and users.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. History
  • 3. Evolution
    • 3.1 Magnetic stripe cards – phasing out
    • 3.2 Online payments
    • 3.3 Key markets - telecoms and banking
    • 3.4 Integrated Circuit (IC) microprocessor cards
      • 3.4.1 Chipcards
      • 3.4.2 Main applications
      • 3.4.3 Intelligent cards
      • 3.4.4 Major players
      • 3.4.5 European focus
      • 3.4.6 Manufacturers pulling out in 2003
    • 3.5 Stored-value smartcards (multi-purpose cards)
      • 3.5.1 Phonecards
      • 3.5.2 Industry developments
      • 3.5.3 MULTOS
    • 3.6 Java cards
      • 3.6.1 Application based platform
      • 3.6.2 Key features
      • 3.6.3 Use in worldwide markets
    • 3.7 Key semiconductor suppliers
    • 3.8 Highly secure
  • 4. Applications
    • 4.1 SIM is the market driver
    • 4.2 Pre-paid cards
      • 4.2.1 Electronic purses (EP)
      • 4.2.2 E-cash systems
      • 4.2.3 Protection against theft
      • 4.2.4 The Napster card
      • 4.2.5 Parking cards
    • 4.3 Biometric smartcards
    • 4.4 USB smartcards
    • 4.5 Multi-application cards
    • 4.6 Contactless cards
  • 5. Statistics and forecasts
    • 5.1 Reports from 2005
      • 5.1.1 Credit card payments in Europe
      • 5.1.2 Prepaid cards
    • 5.2 Statistics from 2004
    • 5.3 Forecasts from 2004
    • 5.4 Statistics from 2003
      • 5.4.1 Payment cards
      • 5.4.2 Debit cards
      • 5.4.3 Prepaid cards (electronic purses)
    • 5.5 Forecasts from 2003
      • 5.5.1 Prepaid cards (electronic purses)
  • 6. Debit/credit card fraud
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – European Card Market Growth – 2000 - 2002
  • Exhibit 1 – The credit card giants in 2003
  • Exhibit 2 - Biometric technologies

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Technologies

Digital Media

Number of pages: 13

Status: Archived

Last update: 10 December 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

NOTE: This report has been archived

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