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Cheseaux, Switzerland, June 5, 2007 – NagraID S.A., a Kudelski Group Company based in Switzerland, and Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG) have settled patent disputes related to methods for manufacturing smart cards, in particular in the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) domain. The settlement agreement encompasses three basic NagraID’s patent families and extends also to all the affiliates of ITG. It grants ITG the right to use the claimed manufacturing methods in said three basic NagraID’s patent families for manufacturing specific electronic cards and tags.

About the Kudelski Group and NagraID S.A.
The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX), is a world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand, interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit

NagraID S.A. (NagraID) develops and manufactures security credentials and smartcard products for the financial, government, logistics, loyalty, transportation, security identification and access control markets. NagraID’s portfolio of patents forms the foundation from which numerous unique products have been launched and supports the continued development and innovation within several key markets including: smartcards, security printing, radio frequency identification and the packaging of sophisticated electronic components including one-time password (OTP) devices developed especially for the financial and security identification markets. Established in 1976, NagraID joined the Kudelski Group in 2001. For more information, please visit

About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG)
Assa Abloy Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and RFID markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and industrial or manufacturing solutions. ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, Novacard do Brasil, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard. Assa Abloy ITG has over 900 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is part of the Global Technologies Division of the ASSA ABLOY Group. For more information, please visit:

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Rodolfo Ciucci
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +41 21 732 01 81
Fax: +41 21 732 03 00

ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies GmbH

Am Klingenweg 6a
65396 Walluf
Tel: +49 6123 7910
Fax: +49 6123 791 199