Omron has announced that RFID inlay manufacturing capacity will be increased to support production of more than 250 million inlays per year at its Minakuchi factory in Shiga, Japan. This factory location was chosen to take advantage of its more than 30 years of experience with semiconductors and class 10000 clean room standards. The company will continue to add inlay production capacity to further increase annual production above 350 million inlays within the next 12 months.
This collaborative deployment also creates opportunities for additional innovative third generation applications development, in particular Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based applications, to provide further personal, convenient and secure solutions to KDDI’s mobile users. With the Axalto UIM card, KDDI offers increased transaction security and delivers groundbreaking portability ease for Japanese mobile users.
“Axalto is honored to be selected by an innovative operator such as KDDI,” said Philippe Vrignaud, vice president, North Asia, Axalto. “Both Axalto and KDDI share the same vision of leveraging technological leadership to deliver solutions that meet unique customer needs. We are confident that our proven skills in rapid product development, associated with high-quality offerings, will continue to bring continuous benefits to both KDDI and its customers.”
As mobile devices fast become vital communication tools globally, Axalto’s UIM (User Identification Module) provides CDMA operators with an unique opportunity to develop mobile banking and m-commerce applications and services with embedded cryptographic applications and security schemes. The UIM technology will continue to expand in its significance as the growing number of consumers demand higher levels of portability and expansion of mobile services across geographical boundaries. Via: Business Wire Press Release