This report, which quantifies the markets for powered smart cards and their
major components. Specifically, the objective of this report is to quantify
the markets for powered smart cards by application and by region, and to
quantity the market for two key components of powered smart cards - batteries
and displays - over the next eight years, in both volume/quantity and revenue
We examine the latest component technologies, strategies, and technical
developments of the industry. NanoMarkets has provided coverage of powered
smart cards now for several years as part of its analysis of the markets for
low-cost displays and printed batteries, and in this report we share the
insights that we have garnered into the market opportunities that will emerge
and grow in the powered smart card market.
The powered smart card end-use markets covered by this report include:
one-time password (OTP) cards, gift and customer loyalty cards, and
identification (ID) or medical information cards. We also assess the
differences in the potentials for powered smart cards in these applications by
region, namely in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.
Batteries for powered smart cards are broken out into two general categories:
printed batteries, which dominate the market for onboard power today, and
thin-film batteries, which have the potential to be adopted more widely in the
coming years. Display technologies used in powered smart card applications
include liquid crystal displays (LCDs), light-emitting diode (LED) displays,
electrophoretic displays (EPDs), and electrochromic displays.