MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Last year 14.4 million smart cards were shipped in the United States, 93% of which were for the pay TV market, according to Frost & Sullivan, a research and consulting firm here.

In 2006, 114.7 million cards are expected to be shipped, nearly half of them for network security, according to research by Frost & Sullivan. The government's use of chip technology is expected to grow significantly as well.

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