Biometric Chips Achieve Global Market Penetration

Biometric technology is changing the approach taken in national security and changing the look of your passport. US-VISIT, a program within the Department of Homeland Security, is taking advantage of the possibilities available in smart cards&#151credit card-sized plastic cards embedded with contactless integrated circuit (IC) chips that provide memory capacity for biometric as well as biographical data. Using smart chips embedded in passports, security personnel can match facial topography maps from a digital photo stored on the smart card to the presenter.

(June 20, 2006) LOS ALAMITOS, CA &#151 Practical Components announced that dummy versions of Amkor’s Dual Row Micro-leadframe (MLF) package are available. Practical Components distributes mechanical samples, known as dummy components, for Amkor. Because they are often more cost-effective than working components, dummies are used in assembly process evaluation, calibration, qualification, training, and other situations where component tests apply to mechanical aspects, not functional ones.


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