Axalto was the world’s leading provider of microprocessor smart cards (Gartner Dataquest 2004)–the key to digital networks–and a major supplier of point-of-sale terminals. It had 4500 employees come from 70 nationalities and served customers in more than 100 countries, with worldwide sales reached 3 billion smart cards to date. The company had 25 years’ experience in smart card innovation and leads its industry in security technology and open systems.

Axalto created products for use in a variety of applications in the telecommunications, finance, retail, transportation, entertainment, healthcare, personal identification, information technology and public sector markets. Microprocessor cards provide convenience, security and privacy to public and private services operators, their customers and end users.

On June 2, 2006 Axalto combined with Gemplus to form Gemalto