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Exponent Hosts United States Standards Committee Meeting for Identification Cards and Related Devices

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January 27, 2009


On January 20-22, 2008, Exponent hosted experts from such companies as Sony, Infineon, DoD, NIST, 3M, American Express, Bayer, HID Global, and Visa International as part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) standards writing committee for smartcards and related devices. The group consisted of approximately 50 experts from over 30 companies who spent the three day meeting refining and revising standards relating to identification cards, documents, and radio frequency devices containing integrated circuit chips. Participating Exponent engineers included Brad McGoran, John Fessler, Yanqing Du, Ron Vidano, Wei Wei, and Marie Benkinney. Exponent submitted two new test methods relating to electrostatic discharge (ESD) and toxicity which were endorsed by the national body and will be presented as a U.S. position to the international standards body in March for possible inclusion in the relevant International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.