NXP and Gemalto have been awarded first place rankings within ABI Research’s latest transportation and ticketing smart cards and ICs Competitive Assessment. The ABI assessment consists of full year 2011 and first half 2012 market shares and two vendor matrices, one for secure ICs and the other smart card vendors.
The Competitive Assessment provides a rating of the leading transportation and ticketing card IC and smart card vendors. A total of 13 companies were evaluated against seven different criteria all under the categories of Implementation and Innovation.
NXP ranked first in position in all the market share segments, including memory, microcontroller, and disposable IC ticketing solutions. Overall NXP achieved a total market share in excess of 80% for the first half of 2012 – a combination of memory, microcontroller, and disposable ticketing solutions.
Gemalto was awarded first position within the smart card transportation and ticketing vendor matrix. Although not the market leader in terms of market share, a combination of its current global reach and penetration, innovative multi-application products, and NFC support ensured a high score and subsequent first place ranking.