About UINT

UINT is a French innovative private company dedicated to design, develop and manufacture self-powered interactive and flexible micro and nano electronics, which can be embedded into banking card format (ISO7810/7816/14443/17839).  

We are offering to our customers a single source from inception to delivery and a global presence with offices in Paris , Limoges, Hong Kong and Shanghai and our new  branch in Lome, Togo.

Our specific expertise, 30 years in microelectronics and photonics, 20 years in transaction security and more than 15 years in powered smart card, bring us a unique combination of experiences and innovations.

UINT engineers are pioneers in the self-powered interactive card world:

  • Our research and development team contributed to the launch and success of the world’s first display card, keypad display card, designing a powered electronic circuit into ISO 7810/IS0 7816 smart card certified by Visa and MasterCard
  • Since then as UINT, we have patented several key concepts and received several recognitions or awards for the Music&light card, Audio card, CPR card, MeReal Biometric card and our last Payment Audio Card solution.
  • We are continuing our daily efforts and strong investment with our brand new dedicated laboratory and manufacturing plant in Limoges, France; where we can produce today 250,000 units per Month.

Management team

Philippe BLOT

Graduated from ISIC in Business Administration (BA) with over 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT industry, working at senior levels for European and US organisations including Bell Canada, Sun Microsystems-­­Netscape, nCipher a Thales group or nCryptone a Prosodie Cap Gemini company. Since 1998, Philippe has focused on the security industry dedicated to ciphering technology and smartcards and has opened offices Worldwide. He is also highly contributing to the recent increase of the powered card market with publishing several patents and papers on the subjects like Audio or Display OTP cards as well as current innovation on Biometric Cards to name a few.

Jean-Charles RENAUD

Graduated from INSA and Ecole Centrale Lyon in 1983, Jean-Charles has received the title of Doctor in Electronics for the work he achieved for France Telecom. Before joining UINT, he spent more than 12 years in Thalès Research and Technology at the head of the R&D Department for which he coordinated both national and European projects related to Microwave Photonics. More recently, he was appointed Manufacturing Director of Avanex, where he managed a team of 130 people and all front-end technologies. Jean-Charles joined nCryptone in 2006 and was promoted to the position of Manufacturing and Hardware Development Director. Along his career, Jean- Charles also teaches in prestigious engineering schools and has authored or co-authored more than one hundred technical publications for international reviews.

R&D Manager

Didier graduated from the ENSEA engineering school in 2002.
Didier is an engineer with a strong experience in development of smartcards with embedded electronics. He joined nCryptone where he designed the first generations of acoustic cards and display cards in an ISO format. He also designed the DOT, a token which combines acoustic and display. In UINT he made some innovative products such as the CPR card and the biometric card. 

Product Line Manager

Thomas graduated from France’s EPITA in 2000 where he specialized in Advanced Multimedia. His career soon focused on security in the active card industry. He joined nCryptone overseeing the development of the first version of the authentication server and software. In 2003, he joined their commercial division as Project Manager managing all major projects (bank and corporate) for acoustic and display cards. He contributed to the OATH initiative - a group of companies driving the adoption of open strong authentication technology across all networks. In 2008 Thomas used his vast acoustic and display card experience to set-up UINT with partners, heading marketing and communications function. He is also contributing to the elaboration of ISO 17839 (biometric system-on-card).

Jean-Philippe SANCHEZ
Manufacturing Director

Jean-Philippe started his career at COSMOS (Italy) as a device engineer. In 2003, he joined WSI as an R&D engineer in the Microelectronics field. Later he became a Business Development manager, where he reinforced the Edgetek commercial team. In 2008, he came back to WSI as Manufacturing Director with more than 40 employees in his team. In 2011, wishing to develop his own business, he created Wafer Solution and acted as a major participant in the Back End and wafer processing in Europe.

Asia Development Director

During her PHD works in Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Jun participated to the emergence of new technologies based on Molecular Beam Epitaxy and in the photonic nano-materials manufacturing.
Jun is the author of several publications in International Technological Reviews. In UINT, she opens the Chinese market and set up the certification of the Acoustic Card by Union Pay.

International recognition

2016 IFTA (India FinTech Awards)

The India FinTech Awards (IFTA) is a platform to celebrate and recognise the best innovations from fintech companies.

MeReal Biometrics card won the award.

2016 Finalist Sesames Awards

MeReal has been selected as a finalist for a Sesames Awards in the “eGovernment" category with the biometric card developed by UINT

2013 Finalist Sesames Awards

The biometric card is finalist at CARTES 2013 Sesames. 

2012 Eurostars Project Approval

Our biometric card project was ranked 5th on 115 European selected projects.

2011 Mastercard certification

UINT has obtained 2 CSI from Mastercard for our acoustic card and gift card.

2010 International Innovation Award

CGPME 91-Essonne ICC held the 9th international trophy; Among the eight trophies awarded to SMEs - PMI in the Department, UINT was awarded the "international innovation 2010 award"

2010 START-UP of the year

UINT awarded "START-UP of the year 2010" by the opinion-leading monthly french electronics magazine ElectroniqueS

2009 Finalist Sesame Awards

UINT and Laerdal finalist with the CPR card (Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation).