Eurosmart confirms the forecast from last April of the total shipment of microcontroller-based Smart Secure Devices to more than 7 billion units in 2012. To put this number into perspective, it means close to 20 million people are receiving a secure and personalized device worldwide every day. Eurosmart expects strong growth to continue in all major segments in 2013, bringing the 2013 total Smart Secure Devices forecast to nearly 7.7 billion units. Themajor growth drivers seen by Eurosmart are:
LFoundry, an analogue / mixed signal and specialized silicon foundryand Intelling, a consultancy specializing in secure transactions joined their efforts to bring to the public audience a new Smart Insights White Paper, titled “A new model for silicon foundry”, which covers the ongoing major trends in the semiconductor industry.