Linxens is a world-class provider of component-based solutions for the security and identity markets. We design and manufacture Microconnectors, RFID Antennas and Inlays. We use our technical expertise to offer innovative LED lighting solutions.
In a digital world where the future is all about connectivity, our technology ensures the best possible connections, where and when they are needed. Our expertise empowers people, so that they can experience the moment, and lead their life with technology in a seamless way.
Setting standards in a digital world
A market leader for more than 30 years, Linxens has a proven track record of delivering its services to exceptional standards of quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Our products are used in a wide range of applications by smartcard manufacturers, chipmakers and module manufacturers.
Linxens products are enhancing people’s daily lives every day, in the telecom, financial services, access control, e-Government, healthcare, hospitality, leisure & entertainment, IoT and transportation markets.
A brief history
When timing, technology and tenacity align
The roots of Linxens stretch back to the early 1980s, when three talented and creative engineers were asked if they could design an ultra-thin, flexible connector that would enable the very first commercial smartcard to connect and communicate with an electronic reader. Observing the work of a cinema projectionist, the engineers realized that it should be possible to apply the principle of a 35mm movie film to create the first flexible connector. After several iterations with the creators of the smartcard, they came up with a number of innovations which were key to guaranteeing the performance of the smartcard – mechanical characteristics of the substrate, the ability to produce versatile design and a specific adhesive formula. In order to industrialize these new ideas, they had to design specific equipment for reel to reel manufacturing and thus the very first flexible etched circuit (FEC) – or smartcard tape – for smartcards was born.
Over the years, we developed technologies that became global standards – helping us to expand into new markets and truly make our mark on the industry.
Every project, every machine, every product that we have built has been designed and crafted to the highest quality standards.
Recent changes - Destined to connect
The company as we know it today, has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, reinforcing Linxens’ position as a market leader and a trusted partner to our worldwide clients.
Being at the helm of contact solutions and somewhat an observer of the contactless secured connections market, it was inevitable that we sought to partner with the best in this sector in order to provide our customers with the widest range of solutions for secured contact and contactless connections.
And so, in April 2017, Linxens and Smartrac SIT joined forces to become a major player in secured connectivity solutions. Our portfolio now comprises RFID Antennas and Inlays as well as Microconnectors.
Linxens and Smartrac SIT: Cut from the same cloth
In 2000, a dozen innovative minds created Smartrac SIT and quickly became the reference in RFID products and IoT solutions. In 2010, the company pitched the idea of putting a microchip in the US passport – forever changing its future and, some could say, the way we travel. Within thirty days, the company produced its first 1,000 microchips – a purchase
order that evolved within the first year into 2.2 million chips per month.
We are Linxens
Customized services, on a global scale
Linxens provides its customers with a full range of design, fast prototyping and technical support services to meet their specific needs.
From our R&D centers in Europe and Asia, these customized solutions can be created from a variety of sources, from simple layouts to CAD and Gerber files. Our innovative laser technology then allows us to create prototypes in less than 10 days, while our etching technology reduces the costs of both tooling and any future design changes.
Employees who make things happen
Linxens aims to offer more than a job. We believe in providing a pleasant and healthy working environment, where collaboration leads to innovation, and we encourage team spirit through a range of sporting and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
To help them achieve their full potential, Linxens has an active talent management and training policy.
Corporate Social Responsibility: A committed company
Linxens is fully committed to its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards all the Group’s stakeholders – customers, suppliers, employees, communities and institutions. In this respect, beyond the expected compliance with local legislation and regulations, we strongly believe in setting the highest standards in terms of ethics, business integrity and sustainability.
By participating in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which we signed in August 2017, Linxens undertakes to abide by its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.