ACS Renews National High-Tech Enterprise Certification for the Third Time

January 5, 2022

Hong Kong, 05 January, 2022 - Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS), Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (source: Frost & Sullivan), announced that ACS Technologies (Shenzhen) Ltd. (ACS Tech), the Shenzhen branch office, has obtained the re-accreditation of National High-Tech Enterprise status and certification. This is the third time that ACS Tech has renewed its certification since 2015. The re-accreditation of the status is a true recognition of constant efforts made by ACS Tech to innovate and invest in R&D to foster its development in the high-tech industry. 


The selection conditions and requirements of the certification of National High-tech Enterprise are issued by the State Council, while the certification is organized jointly by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the State Administration of Taxation. To obtain the accreditation, an enterprise should meet strict requirements on several aspects, including ownership of proprietary intellectual property rights, size of R&D personnel, technological achievements and growth of sales and assets etc. Through years of enduring efforts, ACS Tech has fulfilled the above certification requirements since 2015, taking proprietary intellectual property rights as an example, ACS Tech has obtained one invention patent for a Bluetooth-based smart card reloading system, five utility models related to card readers, forty computer software copyrights and three appearance patents.


After years of unremitting efforts, ACS has strengthened its leading position in the smart card industry with a wide range of high-quality and mature smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products. The re-accreditation of the National High-tech Enterprise is another key milestone of the company, it reinforces ACS Tech to continue enhancing its technical strengths and core competitiveness in the smart card industry. ACS Tech is dedicated to providing strong technical support and innovative ideas for its sustainable, healthy and rapid growth. 


About ACS

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS), founded in 1995, is Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers. ACS is the winner of the Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. In 2010, 2014 and 2015, ACS was listed in Forbes Asia's “Best Under a Billion" list, an inter-industry list comprised of 200 top-performing publicly listed companies in the Asia-Pacific, with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion. ACS develops a wide range of high-quality smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products and distributes them to over 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACS at


ACS Technologies (Shenzhen) Ltd., the branch office of Advanced Card Systems Ltd., focuses on serving customers and cooperating with partners in China.