INSIDE CONTACTLESS NAMED “RED HERRING 100 GLOBAL” FINALIST

26 JAN 2009

 Inside Contactless Named “Red Herring 100 Global” Finalist
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, January 13th, 2009 – INSIDE Contactless , a leading provider of advanced, open-standard contactless chip technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a Finalist of the Red Herring 100 Global Award. Red Herring 100 winners and finalists from North America, Europe and Asia of the last three years are eligible for this coveted award. The Red Herring editorial team deploys a detailed process to whittle down a pool of 600 eligible, promising companies to the 200 finalists of this global award. Evaluations are made on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, global strategy, and ecosystem integration. The finalists, elite executives and venture capital leaders will celebrate the Top 100 Privately Held Companies from around the world in San Diego from January 14-16, 2009.
“INSIDE Contactless is a pioneer in the field of contactless payments and NFC technology,” said Remy de Tonnac, CEO at INSIDE Contactless. “We are proud to be among the finalists for this prestigious award, and will continue to provide innovative solutions for the industry and maintain our leadership position.”
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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 San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.insidecontactless.com