INSIDE CONTACTLESS NAMED AS 2009 DELOITTE TECHNOLOGY FAST 50 AWARD WINNER

19 NOV 2009

 Wins in Semiconductor, Electronic and Components Category
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Nov. 19, 2009 – INSIDE Contactless, the world leader in advanced, open-standard contactless chip technologies, today announced that it has been recognized in the prestigious 2009 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award program. The Fast 50 award highlights INSIDE’s demonstrated success and further solidifies its credibility.
INSIDE Contactless won the Semiconductor, Electronic and Components category after meeting numerous criteria to qualify. Two hundred and eighty-seven companies applied for the 2009 awards.
“We are delighted by the recognition, which validates our strategy in a dynamic, emerging market,” said Remy de Tonnac, chief executive officer of INSIDE Contactless. “Thanks to the extraordinary commitment of everyone at INSIDE and a rapidly growing mobile market, we look forward to continued growth and innovative development.”
The annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award honors the most dynamic French technology companies, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. This year’s theme was “Disruptive Technology—Build Another Future” and the awards focused on organizations with technologies that help create new solutions and business models. Deloitte representatives verify all registered companies for the ranking by comparing their revenues as disclosed in their financial statements, which are provided by applicant companies.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award program is part of the global Fast 500 program run in parallel with the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Central Europe, Israel, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. INSIDE will be automatically entered into the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 and will compete against other fast-growing companies in the region.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 establishes a national ranking of 50 technology companies with the strongest revenue growth. Winners gain industry and media awareness, new contacts with renowned investors, and national and European benchmarking. In addition, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 has become an annual ranking that investors track because it rewards companies with a demonstrated ability to create value and with significant advantages to continue their development.
About INSIDE Contactless
INSIDE Contactless is the global leader in open-standard contactless payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) semiconductors and software that power the next generation of payment, transit, identity and access control applications. The company’s intelligent, microprocessor-based platforms offer the flexibility to be embedded in smart cards, mobile phones and other consumer electronic devices, documents, badges and other items to support a wide range of innovative contactless applications and bring new levels of convenience to users. INSIDE has delivered more than 300 million contactless platforms worldwide to customers and partners that include many of the leading payment card and mobile phone manufacturers, systems integrators and financial institutions. With a portfolio of 60 families of patents, including several essential NFC patents, the company has played a leading role in NFC and contactless innovation. INSIDE is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw, Seoul and Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit www.insidecontactless.com.
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For INSIDE Contactless:
Patrick Corman
Corman Communications, LLC
(650) 326-9648
patrick@cormancom.com
www.cormancom.com
INSIDE company contact:
Geraldine Sauniere
Marcom Director
+33 (0) 4 42 39 33 01
gsauniere@insidefr.com