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November 15, 2005 06:51 ET

Axalto Demonstrates Solution for Easy and Instantaneous Creation of Mobile Blog; Technology Breakthrough Enables Mobile Users to Actively Interact with the Internet World

VILLEPINTE, France--(CCNMatthews - Nov 15, 2005) -

Cartes 2005 Congress: Axalto (EURONEXT:AXL)(EURONEXT:NL0000400653), the world's leading provider of microprocessor cards, today demonstrated a revolutionary SIM technology that makes it easy and instantaneous for mobile users to create their own blog. Today's handsets incorporate new functionalities that enable users to create valuable content they would want to share with their friends and family, such as photos, videos or sound records. Now this multimedia content can be easily published as it is directly stored on the new SIM which acts as the user's web server.

With this Axalto solution, named U2 SIM, anyone can now share their favorite moments while on the move. Users do not need a PC nor do they have to upload their content on a remote web server, making the whole process much simpler. Once the photo has been taken, it only takes one click for the user to decide to publish it on his/her blog. Then his/her friends can have immediate access to it from a PC or a mobile phone.

This breakthrough was made possible by an innovative implementation of the web server onto the SIM card which supports large memory as well as the USB (Universal Serial Bus) protocol. The tremendous card capacity allows to store large amounts of multimedia content while the TCP-IP protocol enables connectivity between the SIM card and the Internet world.

"This unique combination of large memory capacity and Internet connectivity is a key enabler to PC and mobile services convergence," commented Cedric Collomb, mobile communications director at Axalto. "Not only the Axalto U2 SIM technology enables operators to further brand their services but also offers users the freedom to easily develop and share content with their peers."

About Axalto

Axalto (EURONEXT:AXL)(EURONEXT:NL0000400653) is the world's leading provider of microprocessor cards (Gartner 2005) - the key to digital networks - and a major supplier of point-of-sale terminals. Its 4,500 employees, from over 65 nationalities, serve customers in more than 100 countries, with worldwide sales reaching over 3 billion smart cards to date. With a 25 year's of experience in smart card innovation, the company leads its industry in security technology and open systems.

Axalto creates new generations of products for use in a variety of applications in the telecommunications, finance, retail, transport, 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. For more information, please visit

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