KSW Microtec Focuses on Secure ID for eGovernment at Cards Asia 2011


Dresden, Germany - KSW Microtec AG, one of the world's leading suppliers of RFID components and inlays for secure cards and eDocuments, will demonstrate the pervasiveness of RFID solutions as a key to security and growth in identity solutions for the Asian market at Cards Asia in Singapore on April 13 to 15, 2011.

A highlight of KSW's presence at the show will be a conference presentation on April 14 on the company's new revolutionary generation of prelaminates, Thinlam®, with its proven advantages for eGovernment applications - and introduced for the first time to the Asia Pacific region. As KSW consistently launches unique products with optimum security and performance features to the market, while maintaining a level of sustainable development to meet future market trends, conference delegates and show visitors will benefit from the company's expert knowledge and practical experience in the growing eGovernment sector.

"Currently we see wider implementation of RFID in identity documents and cards in the government and public sectors, where security is paramount," says Thomas Hitzer, KSW Microtec's CEO. "We expect this to spread into the areas of driver's licenses, citizen ID, voting and social security cards and more, enabling end-users to access services and perform electronic transactions securely with both financial and data protection."

Thinlam® has already seen successful and increasing applications by card manufacturers for high-security ID projects in the European and US markets and KSW believes the Asian market is now ripe for its adoption. The Thinlam® prelaminate family, along with other innovations, will be presented to the Asian card manufacturing market for the first time in Singapore at KSW's booth no 4G13.

KSW Highlights at Cards Asia:

o Presentation of CEO in Cards Asia Theatre on April 14: KSW Thinlam® - New Prelaminates for contactless ID Cards
o Thinlam® nominated in Cards Asia Awards
o KSW Microtec welcomes visitors throughout the exhibition on booth number 4G1

About KSW
KSW Microtec AG founded in 1994, with its headquarters in Germany, is one of the world's leading suppliers of contactless components for applications such as Access Control and eGovernment, ePayment, eTicketing and Asset Management. KSW combines successfully high-end wafer processing, extremely efficient assembly and lamination technology and far-reaching expertise in design. KSW has earned itself a leading position on the market as innovator and one of the most efficient, and simultaneously most flexible, producers of RFID components. KSW is an 100% investment holding of the listed venture capital company Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG (DEWB). For more information visit: www.ksw-microtec.de

For further information, please contact:
Maria Lenz
KSW Microtec AG
Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 12
01099 Dresden - Germany
Tel: +49 351 889 60 28
Fax: +49 351 889 60 11
Maria.lenz@ksw-microtec.de
www.ksw-microtec.de

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