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Powered Smart Card Markets- 2012

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 terms.

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Background and Objectives of this Report

  • 1.1. Background to this Report
  • 1.2. Objectives and Scope of this Report

Chapter Two: Powered Smart Card Technologies and Products

  • 2.1. Powered Smart Cards: Competitive Advantages and Disadvantages Compared to Other Smart Cards
    • 2.1.1. Comparison with Conventional Smart Cards
    • 2.1.2. Advantages of Powered Smart Cards
  • 2.2. Enhanced Functionality - Which Smart Card Applications Need Power?
    • 2.2.1. One-Time Password Cards for Enhanced Security
    • 2.2.2. Customer Loyalty and Gift Cards
    • 2.2.3. Secure ID, Medical Information, and Biometric Cards
  • 2.3. An Overview of Some Current Powered Smart Card Products
    • 2.3.1. E-Bay/PayPal Security Key
    • 2.3.2. MasterCard and Visa OTP Cards - Losing Ground to Mobile Solutions?
    • 2.3.3. Powered Smart Card Manufacturers
  • 2.4. Components and Technologies for Powered Smart Cards
    • 2.4.1. Thin-Film and Printed Batteries for Powered Smart Cards - Important Factors
    • 2.4.2. Suppliers of Batteries for Powered Smart Cards
    • 2.4.3. Display Types Used in Powered Smart Cards
    • 2.4.4. Other Components: Solar Power, Biometric Sensors, Keypads, Etc.
  • 2.5. Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Powered Smart Card Markets and Forecasts

  • 3.1. Forecasting Methodology
    • 3.1.1. General Methodology
    • 3.1.2. Data Sources
    • 3.1.3. Scope of the Forecast
    • 3.1.4. Assumptions
    • 3.1.5. Alternative Scenarios
  • 3.2. Eight-Year Forecast of Powered Smart Cards
    • 3.2.1. Powered Smart Card Shipment Forecast
    • 3.2.2. Powered Smart Card Shipment Revenue Forecast by Application
    • 3.2.3. Powered Smart Card Shipment and Revenue Forecast by Region of Use
    • 3.2.4. Forecast of Batteries for Powered Smart Cards
    • 3.2.5. Forecast of Displays for Powered Smart Cards

Acronyms and Abbreviations

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List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 2-1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Powered Smart Cards
  • Exhibit 2-2: Overview of Selected Powered Smart Card Providers
  • Exhibit 3-1: Analysis of Smart Card Market 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-2: Powered Smart Cards by Application 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-3: Powered Smart Cards by Region 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-4: Printed Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-5: Thin-Film Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-6: Summary of Volume of Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019 (Millions)
  • Exhibit 3-7: Summary of Market Value of Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019 ($ Millions)
  • Exhibit 3-8: Analysis of Addressable Market for Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-9: Electrophoretic and Related Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-10: Electrochromic Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-11: Liquid Crystal Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-12: Light-Emitting Diode Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019
  • Exhibit 3-13: Summary of Quantity of Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019 (Millions)
  • Exhibit 3-14: Summary of Market Value of Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2012-2019 ($ Millions)
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