Contact IC Chip Cards
IC card is the short name for Integrated Circuit Card, it’s the PVC cards which insert Integrated circuit chip inside, the appearance and size all follow ISO Standard (ISO/IEC 7816, GB/T16649). The chips normally adopt Non-volatile Memory (ROM, EEPROM), protection logic circuit or even microprocessor CPU. Only IC cards which include CPU that we can call it a really smart card.
Contact IC chip cards can divided into three parts: Memory Card; Smart Card which contain CPU; Supper Smart Card which have monitor and keyboard. Its advantage is huge memory, safe and easy to carry.
Now in smart card market there mainly have: ATMEL family, Infineon family and Chinese Fudan family.