Dresden, Germany-based KSW Microtec AG, and ARE CON GmbH & Co. KG have signed an agreement to support activities for leading edge transponders, specifically smart card manufacturers throughout Europe and the Middle East.
The collaboration will focus on KSW Microtec's high frequency (HF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID inlays and prelaminates for contactless identification applications, the companies said Tuesday.
ARE CON supports companies such as PET foil manufacturers Agfa Materials, high security software developers for card applications Monet+ and AdvanIDe,
a large semiconductor distributors in the smartcard market.
KSW in cooperation with ARE CON maintains close relationships with its customers to provide quality RFID products. Expanding the company's presence in the EMEA region, KSW Microtec has also appointed Birgit Kobbe-Gipper as EMEA sales manager. Among other responsibilities, Kobbe-Gipper will operate as external EMEA sales force for RFID applications in Asset Management, Access & Security, ePayment and eTicketing markets.