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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

German Company to chip US passports

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

RFID chips and security technologies
make the documents harder to copy.

Infineon Technologies, a Germany based company will be providing the electronic RFID chips that will be used in the new U.S. passports. The RFID chips digitally store each passport holder's basic information, such as the individual's name, date of birth and photograph.

Financial terms and the size of the contract were not disclosed by the company sources but the government expects to begin distribution of the first RFID-enabled passports later in this year.About 15 million passports will be distributed in the first year alone as per the government plans.

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