Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) presents the world’s smallest SIM card: the nano-SIM. A third smaller than the micro-SIM, the nano-SIM enables manufacturers to produce devices that are even thinner and perform even better. This new development from G&D could be finding its way into the first mobile devices as early as next year.
Nano-SIM will be about 30% smaller than the micro-SIM and 60% smaller than the regular SIM card. It will approximately measure 12mm X 9mm. One of the major difference that sets Nano-SIM different from its predecessor is the thickness of the card has been reduced by 15%. According G&D it was a tremendous technical challenge to reduce the thickness.
Backward compatibility will be ensured by an adapter which can fit the micro and regular SIM card slots available on most phones today.
G&D will be showcasing the nano-SIM at the CARTES & IDentification 2011 trade show from November 15 to 17 at stand 4 J 001.
Source: Giesecke & Devrient