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Identive Group | Press Release | Increasing Demand for SmartCore™ Establishes Identive in High-growth Contactless Smart Card Market

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Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced that it is scheduling shipment of 9.5 million SmartCore™ card cores to address over 25 design wins with contactless smart card manufacturers worldwide, new customer orders and partner demand. The combined shipments are valued at nearly $2.5 million and include a significant order for 8 million card cores to be delivered in the second quarter of 2013, which will be used to manufacture multi-function door key and payment cards for the consumer travel and leisure industry.

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Identive Group | Press Release | Increasing Demand for SmartCore™ Establishes Identive in High-growth Contactless Smart Card Market

  1. 1.   Increasing Demand for SmartCore™ Establishes Identive in High-growth Contactless Smart Card Market New design wins and orders signal market acceptance of breakthrough technologySANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, February 20, 2013 – Identive Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV), a provider of solutions and services for the identification,security and RFID industries, today announced that it is scheduling shipment of 9.5 millionSmartCore™ card cores to address over 25 design wins with contactless smart cardmanufacturers worldwide, new customer orders and partner demand. The combinedshipments are valued at nearly $2.5 million and include a significant order for 8 million cardcores to be delivered in the second quarter of 2013, which will be used to manufacturemulti-function door key and payment cards for the consumer travel and leisure industry.“SmartCore leverages Identive‘s proprietary antenna and inlay designs, expertise in smartcard technology, and manufacturing techniques invented by our team and honed over manyyears,” stated Ayman S. Ashour, CEO of Identive. “We launched SmartCore just over a yearago to address the growing market for contactless smart card production, which is projectedto grow 25% year over year in 2013 alone. The momentum we are now seeing withSmartCore demonstrates widespread market acceptance of this breakthrough technology.”Identive’s SmartCore card cores serve as the heart of contactless smart cards, which areused for numerous ID applications such as building access, payment, transportation andevent ticketing. SmartCore’s patent-pending manufacturing process yields exceptionally thin,flat card cores in which the radio frequency identification (RFID) chip and antenna are fullyencapsulated in protective material. Contactless smart cards made using this innovativetechnology have no bumps around the implanted chip and an exceptionally smooth surfacethat facilitates high-definition image printing and consumer branding. Manufacturers whowish to produce consumer application-oriented cards that are thinner than the standard760µm can achieve results as low as 440µm with SmartCore and less expensive overlaymaterial can be used when manufacturing standard thickness cards. For many card makers,SmartCore requires a lower lamination temperature for manufacture, which results inreduced energy costs and more environmentally friendly operations. /More…
  2. 2. “SmartCore card cores enable manufacturers to produce higher quality smart cards, moreefficiently and using less energy than alternate technologies. Cards built on SmartCore coresalso achieve high operating performance and durability in terms of ISO bending cycles andnon-delamination for long-term use,” said Dr. Manfred Mueller, executive vice president andCOO Identification Products for Identive. “To ensure an easy path for customers to achievethese benefits, SmartCore supports all major IC platforms and ID card manufacturers canutilize existing processes and machinery as they migrate their production from older cardtechnologies to SmartCore.”About IdentiveIdentive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt: INV) is focused on building the world’ssignature company in Secure ID. The company’s products, software, systems and servicesaddress the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, cashlesspayment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in thegovernment, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive’s mission is tobuild a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strongtechnology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The companydelivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through itsindustry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, AskIdentive.com. Foradditional information, please visit www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at@IdentiveGroup.Note: Identive and the Identive logo are trademarks of Identive Group, Inc, registered inmany jurisdictions worldwide. All other company, product or service names may betrademarks or registered trademarks of others and are the property of their respectiveowners.Contacts:Darby Dye, +1 949 553-4251, ddye@identive-group.comLennart Streibel, +49 89 9595-5195, lstreibel@identive-group.com Page 2 of 2

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