Smart Object

Role of industry

Provence, A vast area for small smart objects

 Provence is happy to host leaders in the fields of telecom, smart cards and RFID, software, multimedia, and electronic components and solutions.

Besides the major manufacturers of physical and logical security - Amesys, Atmel, Atos Origin, Cisco Systems, Gemalto, IBM, Microsoft, NXP, Oberthur, Orange Labs, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Thales Alenia Space, Toppan Photomasks – there are innovative SMEs leaders in mobile identity handheld solutions (ARD, ASK, ID Concept ...) as well as in physical and logical identity solutions (ARD, ASK, Inside Contactless, ID Concept, Ilex, MailInBlack Micro Be, MobileGov, NBS Technologies, Neowave, Polymage, Smartcom, Trusted Logic ...).

In terms of research, the region offers public and private laboratories and technologically advanced platforms.