LOS ANGELES — Oberthur Card Systems, a smart card technology company, said it has acquired Logica Impresora SA, the top manufacturer of banking cards in Spain and No. 9 worldwide in the shipment of Visa and MasterCard cards.

Oberthur said the $9.06 million deal strengthens its market position in Spain, where banks are aiming to replace magnetic stripe cards with chip cards by 2003. Spain, along with the rest of Europe, is moving to embrace the EMV standard (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) for smart card technology.

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