Philips Semiconductors said its Mifare contactless smart card technology has been acquired by Efkon of Malaysia for nonstop electronic toll collections.

The operator issued an initial 200,000 smart cards usable on a highway network that includes one of the world's longest toll roads. By the end of the project, one million on-board units will be installed inside participating vehicles, Philips said, up from 50,000 as of 10 days after the launching.

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