Smart card specialist, Axalto, posted a 15% gain in second quarter revenue, to $260.9 million. The Cards segment revenue amounted to $243.1 million, a 16% increase over 2Q/04. During the period, Axalto delivered more than 110 million microprocessor cards, an increase of 36%, compared to 2Q/04. In financial cards, Axalto’s revenue rose 14% year-over-year to $54.6 million, following a 10% decline in the prior quarter. Axalto says the volumes of microprocessor cards delivered in 2Q/05 posted a steep rise of 17%, with over 20 million cards sold, while the average selling price of microprocessor cards for banking was essentially stable, up 2%. Revenue in the point-of-sale terminals segment advanced by 6%, to $17.7 million. For complete details on Axalto’s second quarter performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).