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06.05.2009 – 12:05

Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsges. AG

EANS-News: ACiG Technology to distribute KSW Microtec´s RFID Thinlam®

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Mainz/Dresden, Germany (euro adhoc) - KSW Microtec AG, one of the world´s leading suppliers of RFID components and inlays for secure cards, documents and other form factors, announced today that the company's Thinlam® has been selected by ACiG Technology to be its primary thin pre-laminated product for high frequency (HF) smartcard applications.

Thomas Hitzer, CEO of KSW stated today: "We are very pleased with this selection by ACiG Technology. It is a real validation of our newly launched and innovative product line to be selected by RFID players like ACiG and we are looking forward to expand our cooperation with ACiG and the Bluehill ID Group in general."

"The KSW Thinlam® product offers unique qualities to our clients so it was a natural choice for us to add the KSW products to our range of RFID inlays," said Anton Witkowski, CEO of ACiG. "We are very happy to work with KSW on promoting this breakthrough technology to our clients in the EMEA region and in the Americas."

The new KSW Thinlam®, with a thickness down to 280?m, sets new standards for card manufacturing. It enables manufacturers to produce HF and UHF RFID cards with more layers, broadening the possibilities to integrate additional security and other high value features into cards. The exceptional thinness is achieved by manufacturing the Thinlam® without chip modules - which also results in smoother card surfaces and better printing outcome. Thinlam® maintains the highest durability thanks to its unique patented chip connection technology. In addition, due to the consistently reproducible antenna geometries, KSW Thinlam® achieves tighter resonance frequency tolerances. Thinlam® can be manufactured on PVC, Polycarbonate, PET or Teslin® and can also be used for transparent RFID cards thanks to its excellent optical characteristics.

About KSW Microtec AG KSW Microtec AG, with its headquarters in Germany, is the world´s leading supplier of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) components for applications such as public transport, ePayment, asset management, access control and high security applications. 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:

About ACiG Technology AG ACiG Technology is an independent supplier and value added distributor of RFID and smartcard IC´s, inlays, reader modules and other components. ACiG strives to provide the best possible products, service and know-how to its customers while promoting the innovative and responsible use of RFID technology. ACiG´s primary strengths are in its comprehensive market and technology know-how, expertise in virtual manufacturing and through its direct business partnership with NXP, the leading semiconductor innovator and manufacturer in the RFID and NFC (Near Field Communication). ACiG Technology serves clients in Europe, Middle East & Africa as well as the Americas from its locations in Germany, Brazil and the USA. For more information see:

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 www.ksw

Anton Witkowski ACiG Technology AG Erthalstr.1 55118 Mainz, Germany Tel: +49 6131 629 9412 Fax: +49 6131 629 9411

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