ASK has delivered over 350 million products in the world in more than 50 countries. ASK enables millions of end-users in public transport as well as holders of multi-application contactless smart cards to benefit from all advantages of contactless technology. More than 20 million travellers carry a driver license or electronic passport embedding ASK technology.
ASK headquarters are located in Sophia-Antipolis, in the South of France. ASK has subsidiaries in China and the USA. Our geographical footprint provides us with a close proximity to our customers and markets.
ASK patented technology is based on a silver ink printed antenna on a paper, Teslin® or polycarbonate substrate. The flexibility of the printed antenna allows for unrivalled mechanical resistance of the final product and the raw materials are cost effective and recyclable. The roll to roll manufacturing process allows large volume production and a constant printing quality. Since its creation, ASK has focused on innovation and has ensured its products, its manufacturing process and its raw materials are updated in order to meet any new client requirements or business lines. ASK holds 59 global patents, on contactless cards and tickets, e-passport inlays and couplers.

Latham, US
Size (employees)
115 (est)
ASK was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Latham, US

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ASK has offices in Latham, Essex and Beijing

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Market capitalization (12-May-2017)

12.7 m

Closing share price (12-May-2017)

ASK's current market capitalization is €12.7 m.

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