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The SIM card: An exercise of Technology Watch chasing state of the art and new opportunities.

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The SIM card has become, thanks to its embedding in Mobile Handsets of GSM and other systems,
the permanent companion of the subscriber and the more spread Smart Card of the world. In this work
an exercise of TechnologyWatch has been done on the developments around the SIM Card along with
a theoretical and literature review on the TW process.
Technology Watch, and the broad concept of Competitive Intelligence, are introduced from a scholarly
point of view and a review of literature on TW from the year 2003 to the present is done. This
Theoretical Framework is then put on test with a Case Study about the SIM Card.
Using sources and data at three levels: Research, Development and Innovation and having in mind the
corpus of the Technology Watch discipline, an analysis is done finding interesting knowledge, qualitative
and quantitative, on the recent past and present development of the SIM card. This information
is also used to do some prospect on the subject.
Some of the findings have been to identify the main publications at the research level, the Relevant
International Patent Classifications and interesting sources for Market analysis for SIM Development.
Moreover, a list of Institutions and Companies working in the subject is provided as well as the 2008
more published topics in the industry. The system and techniques used to do all this process are also
described in detail.
This work is a start point in order to construct a system for continuous environmental scanning on
SIM card developments as to detect weak signals and early trends to take advantage of them. Thus,
it must be considered as a seminal work of a broader approach to Technology Watch in the SIM card
business. It may be of interests of scholars, because the broad review on the literature, as well as
practitioners, because the practical orientation of the Case Study, and managers of related industries
because the information extracted from the data analysed.
The SIM card has become, thanks to its embedding in Mobile Handsets of GSM and other systems,
the permanent companion of the subscriber and the more spread Smart Card of the world. In this work
an exercise of TechnologyWatch has been done on the developments around the SIM Card along with
a theoretical and literature review on the TW process.
Technology Watch, and the broad concept of Competitive Intelligence, are introduced from a scholarly
point of view and a review of literature on TW from the year 2003 to the present is done. This
Theoretical Framework is then put on test with a Case Study about the SIM Card.
Using sources and data at three levels: Research, Development and Innovation and having in mind the
corpus of the Technology Watch discipline, an analysis is done finding interesting knowledge, qualitative
and quantitative, on the recent past and present development of the SIM card. This information
is also used to do some prospect on the subject.
Some of the findings have been to identify the main publications at the research level, the Relevant
International Patent Classifications and interesting sources for Market analysis for SIM Development.
Moreover, a list of Institutions and Companies working in the subject is provided as well as the 2008
more published topics in the industry. The system and techniques used to do all this process are also
described in detail.
This work is a start point in order to construct a system for continuous environmental scanning on
SIM card developments as to detect weak signals and early trends to take advantage of them. Thus,
it must be considered as a seminal work of a broader approach to Technology Watch in the SIM card
business. It may be of interests of scholars, because the broad review on the literature, as well as
practitioners, because the practical orientation of the Case Study, and managers of related industries
because the information extracted from the data analysed.

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The SIM card: An exercise of Technology Watch chasingstate of the art and new opportunities.
Pedro Hern´andez Pena
phernape7@uoc.edu
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Physics degree by Universitat de Barcelona and Telecommunications Project Manager at Giesecke & De-vrient. pedro.hernadez@gi-de.com
 
This work is presented as a Master Thesis in
Knowledge and Information Society
.This work was done under the supervision of Dr.
ıctor Cavaller i Reyes
.SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OFMASTER IN KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SOCIETY AT
UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DECATALUNYA
.BARCELONA, SPAIN.JANUARY 2009Permission is herewith granted to Universitat Oberta de Catalunya to circulate and to have copied fornon-commercial purposes, at its discretion, the above title upon the request of individuals orinstitutions.THE AUTHOR RELEASES THIS WORK UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE”ATTRIBUTION-NON-COMMERCIAL-NODERIVS 3.0 UNPORTED”http:
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deed.en GBYOU ARE FREE TO COPY, DISTRIBUTE, DISPLAY, AND PERFORM THE WORK UNDERTHE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:ATTRIBUTION. YOU MUST GIVE THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR CREDIT.NON-COMMERCIAL. YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WORK FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.NO DERIVATIVE WORKS. YOU MAY NOT ALTER, TRANSFORM, OR BUILD UPON THISWORK.THE AUTHOR ATTESTS THAT PERMISSION HAS BEEN OBTAINED FOR THE USE OFANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL APPEARING IN THIS THESIS (OTHER THAN BRIEFEXCERPTS REQUIRING ONLY PROPER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN SCHOLARLYWRITING) AND THAT ALL SUCH USE IS CLEARLY ACKNOWLEDGED.
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Pedro Hern´andez Pena
, 2009ii
 
Contents
1
Introduction 1
1.1
Technical Introduction
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.2
Objective
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.3
Structure
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.4
Research Approach and Methodology
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.5
Hypothesis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
I Theoretical Framework 8
2
Theoretical focus 9
2.1
Competitive Intelligence
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.2
Technology Watch
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142.3
Theoretical Background
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3
Related Literature 18
3.1
Literature on Technology Watch
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193.2
Literature on Mobile TW
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
II Case Study 22
4
Method and Techniques 23
4.1
Sources Selection
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234.2
Data Retrieving and Storage
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244.3
Data Querying and Analysis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
5
Research Results 31
5.1
Quantitative Analysis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315.2
Descriptive Analysis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395.3
Relational Analysis
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
6
Conclusion 44
Bibliography 46Appendix 51
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