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EANS-News: KSW Microtec expands to an EAL5+ certified company

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Dresden, Germany, December 16th, 2009 - (euro adhoc) - KSW Microtec AG, one of the world´s leading suppliers of RFID components and inlays for secure cards and documents received the MasterCard certification for its facilities and production process in November 2009.

Following the strategy to offer RFID components and Thinlams® for high security applications in the field of eBanking and eGovernment, KSW Microtec further expands its production environment compliant with the EAL5+ security standard at its headquarters in Dresden. The company aims to receive the common criteria certification within the next months.

The EAL5+ certification will enable KSW Microtec to offer a new generation Thinlam® with microcontrollers for electronic Personal Identity (eID) cards and ePassport inlays on highest security level manufactured in Germany.

Passed the American Express Security Management scheme in 2005, KSW became a trusted partner of the card industry for delivering HF card inlays for secure ePayment cards. The recent certification by MasterCard once again emphasises that KSW fulfils highest requirements in terms of quality and security.

In 2010 the Visa certification will add to the high security banking standards to provide partners and customers of KSW Microtec with an extended product portfolio for secure RFID payment applications.

"The forthcoming EAL5+ certification underlines KSW´s commitment to the highest security standard," says Carsten Nieland, CTO of KSW Microtec. "Beyond our outstanding experience and innovative technology, customers and partners for ePayment and eGovernment applications benefit from ensured high reliability and security throughout the entire production process at KSW Microtec."

About KSW KSW Microtec AG, with its headquarters in Germany, is the world´s leading supplier of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) components for applications such as eTicketing, ePayment, Asset Management, Access Control and High Security. KSW combines successful high-end wafer processing, extremely efficient assembly technology and far-reaching expertise in design. KSW has earned itself a leading position on the market as one of the most efficient, and simultaneously most flexible, producers of RFID components. The globally active company was founded in 1994 and has clean room production facilities in Germany. KSW is an investment holding of the listed venture capital company Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG headquartered in Jena. For more information see: www.ksw-microtec.de

For further information, please contact: Sandra Jaunich KSW Microtec AG Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 12 01099 Dresden - Germany Tel: +49 351 889 60 28 Fax: +49 351 889 60 11 sandra.jaunich@ksw-microtec.de www.ksw-microtec.de

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