Research Report on IC Card Market of China
Order ID: CDC-R-2002-024
ISBN: 2001 Version
Publisher: All China Marketing Research Co. Ltd
Publication Date: 6/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Format: Paper Copy
Price: $800 (for academic users)
The term IC Card, whose full name is Integrated Circuit Card,refers to any plastic card with one or more embedded integrated circuit chips that have the ability of storage, encryption and data processing. The core part of an IC Card is an integrated circuit chip, so it is also called 'chip card'. In terms of shape, using methods and ways of information exchange, IC Cards can be classified as contact IC Cards (contact cards) and contactless IC Cards (contactless cards).
Till Year 2000, the total output of China's IC Card Industry has amounted to RMB 7.6 billion and the total sales RMB 6 billion. About 48 thousand people are engaged in IC Card production in about 200 enterprises. Domestic production mainly focuses on packaging and module.There are more than 30 card packaging production lines. Over 150 million IC Cards and 60 million module can be produced each year.
The rapid growth of worldwide application of IC Cards is driving the development of China's IC Card industry. Ever since the setup of the 'Golden Card' Project in 1993, China's IC Card industry has grown at a fantastic speed. 600 million IC Cards of various kinds have been issued in China till the end of Year 2000. According to rough statistics, about 230 million IC Cards were issued in a single year of 2000.
Considering the coming wide application of IC Cards, the potential market capacity amounts to over 2.5 billion, among which there will be 800 million Citizen ID cards, 200 million social security cards, 840 million telephone cards, 50 million enterprise cards, 100 million bank cards, 200 million non-banking payment cards and 400 million cards of other usages.
In the next few years, IC Cards used in telecommunication will still hold the leading position and IC Cards used in financial and transportation area will increase a great deal. IC Cards will be applied in public utility fare collection and organizational code registration. The application of IC Cards for social security, health insurance and endowment insurance will follow the layout of related policies in the future. The ID card will account for the largest potential of the IC Card market.
Although card package doesn't require huge investment and advanced technology
and there are few industrial obstacles because of the easy access of the required
technology, in an overall view, this in4dustry is still among the capital and technology-intensive ones.
And since the production lines, chips and raw materials rely on import, it is relatively
hard for enterprises to enter this industry. This is especially the case for those lack of
certain capital and technology because under current situation, the supply greatly exceeds
the demand. On the other hand, as the contactless card market is far from maturity, and
the contactless card requires worldwide advanced technology, some enterprises have
seen its bright future and may take the chance to enter this industry
Table of Contents:
1. An Overview on IC Cards
1.1. Definition of IC Cards
1.1.1. Classification of IC Cards
1.1.2. Contact IC Cards
1.1.3. The Scope of The IC Card Industry
1.1.4. Applications of IC Cards.
1.2. The Status Quo of China's IC Card Industry
1.2.1. The 'Golden Card' Project and Its Impact
1.2.2. Domestic Production of IC Cards
1.2.3. Competition in the IC Card Market
1.2.4. Major Domestic IC Card Producers
2. IC Card Market Analysis
2.1. An Overview on Global IC Card Ma rket
2.1.1. Global Consumption of IC Cards
2.1.2. Global Distribution of IC Card Markets By Application
2.1.3. Regional Distribution of IC Card Markets
2.2. Analysis of China's IC Card Market.
2.2.1. The Current Situation of China's IC Card Market.
2.2.2. Analysis of China's IC Card Market Potential
2.2.3. Analysis of Major Applications of IC Cards in China.
2.2.4. Regional Distribution of China's IC Card Market.
2.2.5. The Influence of the Government and the Industrial Administration's Policies.
3. The Characteristics of The IC Card Industry
3.1. The IC Card Industry and the National Economy
3.2. Comparison between the Features of the Different Stages in IC Card Production
3.3. Detailed Analysis of Different Stages of IC Card Production
3.3.1. The Features of IC Card Chip Design
3.3.2. The Features of IC Card Production and Investment
3.3.3. The Features of the Production and Investment of IC Card Equipments and Systems.
4. Risk Analysis of The IC Card Industry
4.1. Technology Risk
4.2. Risk Concerning the Industrial Standard
4.3. Operating Risk
4.4. Market Speculation Risk
4.5. Industrial Risk
4.6. Risks Concerning the Industrial Obstacles
4.7. Global Market Risk and Foreign Exchange Risk
4.8. Risk Related With a Newly Developed Industry.
5. Development Trend of IC Cards
5.1 The Trend of IC Card Application
5.1.1. A breakthrough will take place in the application of financial IC Cards
5.1.2. Sinopec's Gas Filling Card Project will contribute to the development of IC Card markets
5.1.3. ID Cards will offer the largest market potential for the application of IC Cards
5.1.4. Telecommunication IC Cards still hold the leading position.
5.1.5. Public Transport IC Cards will be widely used.
5.1.6. Organizational Registration Code IC Cards (organization code certificate)will be widely used.
5.1.7. There is huge potential for the application of IC Cards in medical insurance and social security areas.
5.1.8. IC Cards have found their steady application in taxation.
5.1.9. IC Cards are put into use for the collection of public utility fare
5.2. The Development of IC Card Technology.
5.2.1. Contact cards, contactless cards and hybrid cards
5.2.2. Memory Cards and CPU Cards
5.2.3. Java Cards
5.2.4. EEPROM , FLASH and FeRAM
6. China's Policies on the IC Card Industry and Their Impact
6.1. Industrial Management Structure
6.2. Industrial Management Level
6.3. Industrial Management Ordinances
6.4. National Policies on IC Cards
Appendix 1: Major Enterprises in the IC Card Industry in China
Appendix 2:Major IC Card Application Projects between 1999 and 2000.
Appendix 3: Major Publications in The IC Card Industry
Table 1 Applications of IC Cards
Table 2 The Production Situation of Some IC Card Producers in Year 2000
Table 3 Global Major Producers of IC Cards and Chips
Table 4 The Sales of IC Cards In Different Application Fields
Table 5 The Issuance of Different Types of IC Cards in 1999 and 2000 in China.
Table 6 The Application of IC Cards in Some Cities in China
Table 7 The Administrators and Issuers of IC Cards for Different Application in China
Table 8 Comparisons between the Features of the Different Stages in IC Card Production
Table 9 Global Investment on Semiconductor Equipments between 1987 and 1991
Table 10 Major Chip Producers in the World
Table 11 Major International Standards on IC Cards
Table 12 Comparison Between Contactless cards and Contact cards
Table 13 Comparison Between Memory Cards and CPU Cards
Table 14 Development Trend of Memory cards and CPU cards
Table 15 Comparisons between EEPROM, FLASH and FeRAM.
Figure 1 Global Issuance of IC Cards Between 1996 And 2005
Figure 2 Comparison of Regional Distribution of IC Card Market Between 1997 And 2001
Figure 3 The Issuance of IC Cards in China between 1996 and 2000.
Figure 4 The Issuance of Telephone IC Cards in China between 1999 and 2001(estimated).
Figure 5 The Change of IC Card Application Between 1999 and 2000 in China
Figure 6 The GSM Digital Mobile Phone Market in China.