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REPORT # nano-754 PUBLISHED November 19, 2014
Powered Smart Card Markets 2015-2022
  • Emerging Electronics

    NanoMarkets has covered opportunities in the powered smartcard market for more than five years.  In this latest report on the topic, we examine how this market has evolved since our last in-depth on the market in 2012.  In particular, in this report we have analyzed how demand for such cards is changing as the result of a burgeoning need for security (and hence OTP), as well as the signs that the uses for powered smartcards are shifting beyond the security application.  We also discuss how the long-awaited arrival of the U.S. into the smartcard EMV payment world will impact the powered smartcard market, as well as the growth of secure commerce in China.

    In addition, this report takes a look at how the technologies in powered smartcards have improved and what new smartcards products are arriving into the market.  Here we are, as ever, especially interested in emerging battery and display technology for powered smartcards.  For the first time, however, this NanoMarkets smartcards report examines where the powered smartcard will fit into a world of ubiquitous smartphones and (perhaps) a soon-to-be ubiquitous Internet-of-Things.

    This report provides a detailed eight-year forecast of powered smartcards both in terms of value and the number of cards shipped.  This will include breakouts by functionality, technology and the region to which smartcards are being shipped.  Finally, we take a look at the powered smartcard supply chain and the range of product/market strategies being pursued in this sector.

    Executive Summary
    E.1 What's Changed With Powered Smart Cards
    E.2 Technology Update: Slow to Scale, Tangential Markets Must Help
    E.3 Application Update: When Will Tangential Markets Step Up?
    E.3.1 Still an OTP Story
    E.3.2 Dynamic CVV: The Killer App?
    E.3.3 Smartphones: Real or Imagined Foe?
    E.4 Regional Outlooks for Powered Smart Cards
    E.4.1 Europe: Further Down the Path
    E.4.2 Here Comes the US: Monkey-See, Monkey-Do?
    E.4.3 Asia: Waking the Giant?
    E.5 Companies to Watch
    E.5.1 Solicore
    E.5.2 Oberthur/NagraID
    E.5.3 E Ink
    E.5.4 Dynamics
    E.5.5 Double-Secret LCD/LED Display Providers
    E.6 Eight-Year Forecasts of Powered Smart Cards
    E.6.1 Thoughts on Pricing
    Chapter One: Introduction
    1.1 Background to this Report
    1.1.1 EMV Considered as Hope for the Powered Smart Card Market
    1.1.2 The China Card
    1.1.3 Technology Improvements
    1.1.4 New Kids on the Block and the NagraID Deal
    1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report
    1.3 Methodology of this Report
    1.4 Plan of Report
    Chapter Two: The Future of Powered Smart Cards
    2.1 Powered Smart Cards: Comparison with Conventional Smart Cards and Advantages
    2.2 Functionality: Why It's Still an OTP World
    2.2.1 What's New in Powered Smart Cards and OTP
    2.2.2 Dynamic CVV: The Killer App?
    2.2.3 Bringing EMV to the U.S.—Will Powered Smart Cards Follow?
    2.3 Security: Perception and Reality
    2.4 The Rise of Smartphones for OTP: Does it Matter?
    2.4.1 Smartphones —not a True Enemy of Powered Smart Cards
    2.4.2 SMS – No Free Lunch
    2.4.3 Powered Smart Cards and the IoT
    2.5 Beyond OTP: Where are the Other Markets for Powered Smart Cards?
    2.5.1 Secure ID and Biometric
    2.5.2 Medical/Healthcare
    2.5.3 Other Markets: Where Platform Meets Cannibalization
    2.6 The Million-Dollar Question: Who Pays?
    2.6.1 Secure ID/Biometrics: Take the Systems Approach:
    2.6.2 Medical/Healthcare
    2.7 Key Points from this Chapter
    Chapter Three: Important Trends in Powered Smart Card Technology
    3.1 Powered Smart Cards: Comparison with Conventional Smart Cards and Advantages
    3.1.1 The Case for Powered Smart Cards
    3.2 Batteries for Powered Smart Cards:  Thin-Film and Printed
    3.2.1 Form Factor
    3.2.2 High-Temperature Processing
    3.2.3 Current and Future Battery Requirements for Smart Cards
    3.2.4 The Role of Screen Printing
    3.2.5 Next-Generation Printing Technology for Batteries
    3.2.6 Rechargeable Printed Batteries
    3.3 Vendor Landscape Update: Suppliers of Batteries for Powered Smartcards
    3.3.1 Solicore (United States)
    3.3.2 Blue Spark Technologies (United States)
    3.3.3 Rocket Electric (Korea)
    3.3.4 STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)
    3.3.5 Cymbet (United States)
    3.3.6 Imprint Energy (United States)
    3.3.7 FlexEl (United States)
    3.3.8 Chinese Firms
    3.3.9 Gone but not Forgotten
    3.4 Research Into Alternative Thin-film Batteries
    3.5 Displays for Powered Smart Cards:  Latest Developments
    3.5.1 What We’re Hearing: New Options for Size and Color
    3.6 Update on Display Technologies for Powered Smart Card
    3.6.1 Electrophoretic Displays
    3.6.2 Business Old, and New
    3.6.3 A thought experiment: Liquivista
    3.6.4 Electrochromic Displays
    3.6.5 LCDs in Smart Cards: Ubiquitous Enough?
    3.6.6 LEDs
    3.6.7 Are OLEDs Viable?
    3.7 Other Components: Solar, Biometric Sensors, Keypads, etc.
    3.7.1 Buttons
    3.7.2 Solar Cells
    3.7.3 Biometric Sensors
    3.8 Powered Smart Cards as Platform
    3.9 Current and Future Powered Smartcard Products
    3.9.1 Watershed: Oberthur + NagraID Deal
    3.9.2 The Old Guard
    3.10 Seven Start-ups Seeking Validation
    3.10.1 Dynamics
    3.10.2 Powered Card Solutions
    3.10.3 Coin
    3.10.4 Plastc
    3.10.5 Stratos/Protean
    3.10.6 Mt. Gox/Bitcoin
    3.10.7 Omne
    3.11 Key Points from this Chapter
    Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts and Market Sector Analysis for Powered Smart Cards
    4.1 Key Factors Driving Powered Smart Card Use
    4.1.1 Framing the Market
    4.2 Forecasting Methodology
    4.2.1 Assumptions and Scenarios
    4.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Worldwide Powered Smart Cards
    4.3.1 Mobile vs. E-Commerce: A Push
    4.4 Powered Smart Card Shipment and Revenue Forecasts by Application
    4.4.1 Beyond OTP: Still Waiting
    4.4.2 Who Pays?
    4.5 Powered Smart Card Shipment and Revenue Forecast by Region
    4.5.1 Europe
    4.5.2 United States
    4.5.3 Asia-Pacific
    4.6 Forecast of Batteries for Powered Smart Cards
    4.6.1 Printed Batteries
    4.6.2 Thin-Film Batteries
    4.7 Summaries of Battery Markets for Powered Smart Cards
    4.8 Forecast of Displays for Powered Smart Cards
    4.8.1 Electrophoretic and Related Displays
    4.8.2 Electrochromic Displays
    4.8.3 LCDs in Powered Smart Cards
    4.8.4 LED Displays in Powered Smart Cards
    4.8.5 Aggregate Forecast of Displays in Powered Cards by Type of Display
    Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Report
    About the Authors
    List of Exhibits
    Exhibit E-1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Powered Smart Cards. 
    Exhibit E-2: Pros and Cons of OTP via Powered Smart Card vs, Smartphones. 
    Exhibit E-3:  Powered Smart Cards Shipment by Region 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 3-1: Performance Requirements for Thin-Film/Printed Batteries by Application. 
    Exhibit 4-1: Worldwide EMV Deployment and Adoption. 
    Exhibit 4-2: GDP Growth Estimates from the World Bank. 
    Exhibit 4-3: Analysis of Smart Card Market 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-4: Powered Smart Cards by Application 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-5: Powered Smart Cards by Region 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-6 Printed Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-7: Thin-Film Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021.
    Exhibit 4-8: Summary of Volume of Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021 (Millions) 
    Exhibit 4-9: Summary of Market Value of Batteries in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021  ($ Millions) 
    Exhibit 4-10: Analysis of Addressable Market for Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021  
    Exhibit 4-11: Electrophoretic and Related Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-12: Electrochromic Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-13: Liquid Crystal Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-14: LED/OLED Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021. 
    Exhibit 4-15: Summary of Quantity of Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021 (Millions) 
    Exhibit 4-16: Summary of Market Value of Displays in Powered Smart Cards 2014-2021  ($ Millions) 


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