Saint Genis Pouilly, France--June 26, 1997--SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics (Saint Genis Pouilly, France) announced that its sales of smartcard ICs were $171 million in 1996, contributing to the company's officially audited sales of $4.1 billion. The products contributing to this level of sales comprise secure memory, security controller, and cryptocontroller ICs.
Based on this volume of sales, statements to the press by competitors, and the assessments of industry analysts, SGS-THOMSON has concluded that it was reconfirmed as the world's leading supplier of these products in 1996.
Today, SGS-THOMSON's smartcard chip portfolio spans the range of commercial applications from standard memory chips to advanced single-chip cryptocomputers that support secret and public key cryptographic systems.
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