The global outlook series on Smart Cards provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report analyzes the demand scenario for smart cards in telecom, identification, financial/banking services, security, and mass transit sectors. The report offers a review of recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include US, Canada, France, Germany, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippines and Latin America. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich market data tables.. Also included is an easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory of 116 companies worldwide, with addresses and contact details of each company.