Electronics Production | January 13, 2011
CARTES & IDentification 2010 celebrates 25 years in style
With close to 19'000 visitors, over 430 exhibitors and more than 140 countries represented, CARTES & Identification 2010 asserted its international reach and positioned itself as a key global event for digital security and smart technology.
CARTES & Identification is 25 years old — and younger than ever… Despite heavy snowfalls in Paris, which made access to the exhibition centre more difficult, CARTES & IDentification was in fine form, positioning itself as the sector's key global event. The trade show, which was organised by Comexposium, took place in the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre from 7 to 9 December 2010. The influence of the trade show was confirmed by the figures recorded for the 2010 event: 432 exhibitors (against 427 in 2009), 79% of whom came from outside France; 18'770 visitors, 72% of whom were international (against 68% in 2009); and 142 countries represented. Despite a slight dip in the number of French visitors, due to the bad weather (18'770 in total, as compared to 19'885 in 2009), the 2010 event once again lived up to the expectations of industry professionals. The Comexposium team is already looking forward to the next trade show, to be held from 15 to 17 November 2011; Turkey will be the trade event’s guest-of-honour nation. Over the three days that the 2010 trade show lasted, more than 1'250 participants (against 1'230 in 2009) attended 18 conferences. Among the participants, 83% came from outside France — from 57 countries to be precise. Topical issues were discussed in depth, in particular during the conferences dedicated to new payment solutions in emerging countries; to the Internet of Things; and to the evolution of prepaid cards and point-of-sale transactions. ‘Classics’ were not neglected either, such as non-contact payments, New Field Communication (NFC), multi-applications, the security of cards and data, as well as citizens’ identification. As in earlier years, the high point of the Congress was the inaugural conference of the World Card Summit, during which sector leaders analysed major market trends and presented their strategic vision for the future of the industry, in front of a full house, with 500 attendees. Eurosmart took this opportunity to present a preview of its 2010 figures and the 2011 forecast for the world smart-card market. M2M & the Internet of Things, heralding a new technological era, was another key topic. By visiting the Internet of Things pavilion, visitors were able to discover a new demonstration area, in partnership with Eurosmart, where experts presented home-automation applications, opening new perspectives for the smart-technologies industry. This technological showcase allowed visitors to become familiar with what has been dubbed the Internet of Things, whereby machines and systems increasingly communicate with each other, as opposed to people using the tools and platforms at their disposal. The pavilion hosted over 15 companies, including industry leaders such as Gemalto, Infineon Technologies, Morpho, NXP and Oberthur Technologies. Both the dedicated area and the topic will also be featured in the 2011 trade show. Identification was, once more, a central theme of the event. The IDentification area, dedicated to identification and authentication, hosted 62 companies, which demonstrated the dynamism of the identity-protection sector. Over the three days, it was an essential place for discovering the latest innovative technologies relating to biometrics, the security of documents and transactions, authentication, as well as physical and logical access control. A demonstration zone dedicated to biometrics enabled the show's 19,000 visitors to gain hands-on experience of the latest authentication and identification methods. The 2010 SESAMES trophies celebrated 15 years of innovation in the sector. The winners of the 2010 SESAMES trophies were revealed before a privileged audience of 300 attendees, during a memorable ceremony organised at the Automobile Club de France. The list of winners for this year's trophies included the following categories and companies. ▪ Hardware Sesame award: Morpho E-Documents, with ConnectSIM ▪ Software Sesame award: Inside Secure, with Open NFC ▪ Identification – ID Card Sesame award: IDEX ASA, with SmartFinger Film ▪ IT Security Sesame award: Gemalto, with eGo ▪ Transport Sesame award: Oberthur Technologies, with Voox ▪ Banking, Retail and Loyalty Sesame award: Blackboard Inc, with Blackboard MF 4100 Multifunction Contactless Reader ▪ Secure Internet & Authentication Sesame award: Mediscs, with IDéPhone ▪ Mobility Sesame award: Oberthur Technologies, with NFC Now for Nice NFC City ▪ E-Transactions Sesame award: Gematik GMBH, with Practice-fee and Receipt Service ▪ Production & Tests Sesame award: STMicroelectronics, with UTAMCIC
AMTE Power and Britishvolt sign MoU for GigaFactory AMTE Power and Britishvolt plans to investigate collaborating to build the UK’s first full cycle battery cell GigaPlant, servicing the automotive and energy storage markets.
ALLPCB’s new SMT factory has launched production On May 10 2020, ALLPCB’s new – self-operated – SMT factory in Guangde, Anhui Province, China was officially put into production.
Schweizer starts production at its new location in China Following a construction period of one and a half years, production has now started at the company’s new high-tech printed circuit board plant in Jiangsu, China.
Jenoptik supplies generators to a US customer Through its Vincorion investment, Jenoptik received a long-term order for generators that an unnamed US customer is integrating into military vehicles.
Rolls-Royce takes heavy hit from COVID-19 – reduces workforce by 9000 The impact of COVID-19 on Rolls-Royce and the whole of the aviation industry is unprecedented. RR has already taken action to strengthen the financial resilience of its business and to reduce cash expenditure in 2020. However, this will not be enough.
Data Link Solutions to provide MIDS cabinet terminals to US Navy The U.S. Navy has awarded a USD 3.2 million production contract to Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace, for new Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) cabinet terminals.
Incap restarts production in India In a move to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of India instructed all state governments to introduce a lockdown in March. As a consequence, Incap had to close its factory in Karnataka, India on 23 March.
NAND Flash Revenue Undergoes 8.3% QoQ Growth in 1Q20 NAND Flash bit shipment in 1Q20 was relatively on par with 4Q19, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce. The overall ASP of NAND Flash products also climbed during the period. As a result, the global NAND Flash revenue for the quarter went up by 8.3% QoQ to USD 13.6 billion.
Gorenje reduces the number of layoffs At the end of April, due to a sharp drop in orders and revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hisense Europe Group launched a redundancy program in four companies in Slovenia.
NA semiconductor equipment industry posts April 2020 billings North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 2.26 billion in billings worldwide in April 2020 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.
AWS Electronics to wear the Incap name Following the acquisition of AWS Electronics Group by Incap Corporation in January 2020, the company's units in the UK and Slovakia will now be trading as Incap Electronics UK Ltd. and Incap Electronics Slovakia s.r.o.
PCB manufacturer SQP invests in new plasma treatment system As part of the continuous upgrade of the PCB manufacturing processes the Slovakian PCB manufacturer SQP International has invested in a new plasma treatment system.
Nordson delivers solid quarter considering COVID-19's impact on global end markets Nordson Corporation reported second quarter sales of USD 529 million, a 4% decrease compared to the prior year’s second quarter sales of USD 551 million.
Cicor expands its clean room set up in Bronschhofen Swiss EMS provider Cicor Group is currently expanding its site in Bronschhofen with a 60 square metre ISO Class 6 clean room.
Senate Dems to Trump: Release details of TSMC plant deal Democratic lawmakers are pressuring the Trump administration to respond to serious questions about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd’s (TSMC) plans to build a USD 12 billion plant in Arizona, which the company announced last week.
SOS LAB completes series A+, inks MOU with ON Semi LiDAR sensor maker SOS LAB has secured series A+ investment funding of USD 8 million as of April.
Expanded US rules sanctioning Huawei to have little impact on memory industry TrendForce believes that the latest updates to the sanctions will have a relatively low impact, in the short term, on Huawei’s shipment of smartphones, notebook computers, and servers – products for which Huawei is relatively well stocked on components.
PCB Connect expands with new office Due to the PCB suppliers’ successful growth in Denmark, the company has now decided to invest further in the Danish Market.
Panasonic, Tesla discuss beefing up Nevada battery plant Panasonic Corporation this week said strong demand for battery cells from its U.S. partner, Tesla, has led to negotiations on the expansion of their joint plant in Storey County, Nevada.
Flex taps new leadership for automotive business Flex has named Mike Thoeny, president, Automotive Business Group, effective June 1, 2020.
Current pandemic slows down business development in German component distribution German distribution of electronic components (according to FBDi e.V.) continues to decline in the first quarter of 2020. The order situation improves slightly, at a low level. The FBDi calls for future-oriented course-setting and investments in infrastructure.
Progress is being made for BMW’s new plant in Hungary Preparations for the future BMW Group plant in Debrecen, Hungary, have reached important milestone. Following successful preparation of the land by the City, the official handover process has now started.Load more news