At CardTechSecurTech, Axalto CEO Says Smart Cards Will Pervade Access

With coming merger of Gemplus with Axalto, smart card industry readies for even greater growth

But what will really drive the industry growth is the need for more security in every major part of the world's networked economy, Piou stated.

"We securely identify individual identities on any type of network and provide them access to services, whether for payment, information or traveling between nations. We do it securely, inexpensively and conveniently for more than two billion people today, and our best years as an industry are in front of us. We could not be at a more exciting time and place," Piou concluded.