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2008: A year of remarkable achievements and innovations for KSW Microtec

(PresseBox) (Dresden, ) KSW Microtec AG, one of the world¹s leading suppliers of RFID components, has sustained a remarkable year that saw the release of a host of innovative RFID-based products, including the optimized RFID-based VarioSens® label, the industry's first flexible temperature data logger, the eGO dual-frequency (HF/UHF) contactless transponder for merging long distance applications with proximity access and security, as well as Thinlam®, the exceptionally thin prelaminate for contactless ID card and government applications which sets new standards for card manufacturing.

³We have experienced an incredible year at KSW, with the successful launch of a range of pioneering RFID products that received extremely positive feedback from partners, customers and visitors at all the international events and exhibitions we¹ve attended so far,² commented Thomas Hitzer, CEO of KSW Microtec. ³Our achievements in customer satisfaction and product quality were recognized by Texas Instruments, who honored us with their Supplier Excellence Award. KSW is the only RFID component manufacturer to receive this distinction. The accomplishments won¹t stop here: we want to continue to set new and higher standards in the RFID industry - in terms of innovation, quality and customer service - in the years to come.²

Among the major shows attended by KSW Microtec feature RFID World at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, where the company displayed its enhanced and optimized RFID-based VarioSens® label with its integrated temperature sensor for temperature monitoring in the supply chain.

KSW also doubled its exhibition presence at Cartes in Paris, which saw the launch of the dual-frequency eGO inlay. This contactless transponder combines ISO 15693 or ISO 14443 HF with ISO 18000-6C UHF functionality and enables high UHF performance even with the addition of a contact smart card module to the card. eGO allows the access control systems to be both simplified and upgraded to operate at higher speeds and greater distances across a range of applications, from traffic control in gated areas to secure access to buildings and contactless payment processes.

Thinlam®, the extra thin contactless prelaminate, was introduced at Cartes and more recently at ID WORLD in Milan. With a thickness down to 280µm, Thinlam® sets new manufacturing standards and is the ideal solution for any contactless personal identification application where security, performance and design are important.

In order to provide the highest quality RFID products that best suit the specific environment in which they are used, KSW has been committed to maintaining a close relationship with its partners. The company will continue to focus on customer satisfaction and customization to match the highest standards and requests of its partners and the market. Furthermore, the staff at KSW is driven to further optimize the company's portfolio and technologies, with more new and innovative RFID-based products already scheduled for release in the first part of the new year.

About KSW Microtec AG

KSW Microtec AG, with its headquarters in Germany, is the world's leading supplier of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) components for applications such as public transport, ePayment, asset management, access control and high security applications. KSW combines successful high-end wafer processing, extremely efficient assembly technology and far-reaching expertise in design. KSW has earned itself a leading position on the market as one of the most efficient, and simultaneously most flexible, producers of RFID components. The globally active company was founded in 1994 and has clean room production facilities in Germany. KSW is an investment holding of the listed venture capital company Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG headquartered in Jena. For more information see: www.ksw-microtec.de

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