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An updatable credit card-sized card with embedded integrated circuits that can receive input processed—via ICC applications—and deliver it as output

smart card

, smartcard (smart kard)
A plastic card, resembling a credit or debit card, that can provide identification, authentication, data storage, and other applications, such as a health insurance card on which the critical details of a person's health history are encoded.
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Looking into the future of China's next generation data center market, CCID Consulting believes that driven by the large-scale infrastructure investment, and under preparation of major world events such as Shanghai World Expo and the Guangzhou Asian Games, demands for IT applications in such key sectors, including government, telecom, financial services and energy will continue to be strong in the next few years.
CCID comments that Internet value added services have lead to embarrassments for China's operators.
According to Yu Zhoujun, Deputy General Manager of the Communications Industry Research Center under CCID Consulting, operators can choose the following areas:
According to CCID Consulting, the size of China's geographic information industry is expected to reach RMB 231.
According CCID Consulting, the current growth rate has exceeded 20%, definitely a highlight in the IT applications market.
According to the statistics of CCID Consulting, in the first half of 2012, the sales volume of China's flat panel TV was 16.
According to CCID Consulting, with the surge of the issuing volume of financial IC cards, the industrial concentration will decrease gradually and newcomers may obtain more opportunities.
According to statistics of CCID Consulting, China's financial application of cloud computing yielded a revenue of RMB 15.
However, CCID Consulting holds that users, restricted by cloud computing security and the highly sensitive risk control issues, will be cautious in the adoption of such applications.
According to CCID Consulting, by the end of 2011, smartphone sales had taken a market share of 29.
Source: Wind Power Equipment Branch of CAAMM & CCID Consulting, February 2012
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China, collated by CCID Consulting, May 2012