Unitec Blue Partners with SPS to for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay Markets

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Smart Packaging Solutions has just engaged in a partnership with Unitec Blue, a leading chip and smart card manufacturer in Argentina.

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Philippe PATRICE, SPS CEO declares: “Our newly signed partnership with Unitec Blue will enable them to deliver the highest quality products to the Argentinian, Paraguayan and Uruguayan markets.”

Smart Packaging Solutions, a leader in smart card and ePassport technologies, and Unitec Blue, a major manufacturer of semi-conductor and smart cards based in Argentina, are entering a partnership that will boost smart card and electronic passport market development in Argentina and Uruguay.

Unitec Blue is the only Nanotechnology plant in South America. The company produces and develops at present integrated circuits and semiconductors. The company made a significant investment in the technology sector in Argentina, acquiring more than 220 of highly complex equipment from leading manufacturers worldwide designed to meet the needs of demanding clients in the marketplace. Unitec Blue facilities count with high quality standards and safety protocols required internationally by banking entities and state agencies.

Thanks to its extensive technological background, SPS has developed unique solutions that allow smart card manufacturers to run their production process in a cost-efficient manner while delivering the highest quality products. SPS specific technologies include dual interface smart cards, built upon the company’s inductive coupling based E-Booster® technology. The EBooster® technology brings a user friendly and simplified process for dual interface cards enables the end product to be cost-effective with high reliability materialized by a low field rate return. SPS offers its dual interface and hybrid solutions solutions for identity documents including eID cards, eDriving licenses, eHealthcare cards, eStudent cards, etc. SPS has demonstrated its ability to manufacture highly reliable full contactless ePassport inlays or eCover which are also perfectly suitable for visa documents.

With this partnership between SPS and Unitec Blue, both companies will work together to integrate SPS technologies that will give Unitec Blue a decisive advance in the Argentinian, Paraguayan and Uruguayan markets. The partnership covers technologies used for dual technology banking cards, eID cards and ePassports.

Philippe PATRICE, SPS CEO declares: “Our newly signed partnership with Unitec Blue will enable them to deliver the highest quality products to the Argentinian, Paraguayan and Uruguayan markets. We are certain that, with our unique portfolio of solutions, Unitec Blue will become fast one of the strongest players in Latin America.”

Matias Gainza EURNEKIAN, President of Unitec Blue added, “The company has the business goal of becoming a platform for progress in the technological capabilities of the region, no doubt this agreement with SPS will collaborate in the process of constructing technological solutions for regional and international markets.”

In related news, SPS will be present at Cartes America event, Las Vegas, USA, May 13 -15, 2014 at booth 1722; and also at Cards & Payments Middle East 2014, Dubai, UAE, May 13-14 at booth E68.

About SPS
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of smart card technologies, Smart Packaging Solutions is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sale of contactless solutions dedicated to ID cards, e-passport and dual interface banking cards. Headquartered in Rousset, France, SPS employs 120 people. The company specializes in contactless and dual-interface products, with a recognized micro packaging expertise. SPS has filed over 120 patents supporting its exclusive technologies. More information at http://www.s-p-s.com.

About Unitec Blue
Unitec Blue is an Argentinian company specialized in nanotechnology which develops products and services closely tailored to customer requirements. The company develops manufacturing processes and services that include, the production of chips of original silicon wafers, packaging and their subsequent insertion on electronic equipment. More information at http://www.unitecblue.com.

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