A smart card, a type of chip card, is a plastic card embedded with a computer chip that stores and transacts data between users. This data is associated with either value or information or both and is stored and processed within the card?s chip, either a memory or microprocessor. The card data is transacted via a reader that is part of a computing system. Smart card-enhanced systems are in use today throughout several key applications, including healthcare, banking, entertainment and transportation. To various degrees, all applications can benefit from the added features and security that smart cards provide.
Table of Contents Global Smart Card Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021 1 Market Overview 1.1 Smart Card Introduction 1.2 Market Analysis by Type 1.2.1 Contact Cards 1.2.2 Contactless Cards 1.2.3 1.3 Market Analysis by Applications 1.3.1 Secure identity 1.3.2 Healthcare 1.3.3 Payment