November 2, 1999
The Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation bestowed on ACS the HKITCC Certificate of Merit in Technological Achievement. The award was given for achieving a high level of technological innovation, commercialization and the fostering of technology culture.
Advanced Card Systems deserves credit for its success in developing and marketing products based on smart card technology. The company's card reader has achieved recognition even in the face of the intense competition from international companies, which dominate the existing market.
Accomplishments such as this only affirm ACS' foothold in the smart card industry and encourage it to continuously develop and improve its products and operations.