STMicroelectronics announced the SRi2K 2-Kbit IC that enables contactless tickets to manage access to multiple services. The SRi2K is certified for one million erase/rewrite cycles and 40-year data retention. Mass production is scheduled for this month. The SRi2K chip is offered as bare die for embedding directly in smart tickets or in unsingulated wafer form. The ICs are priced at $0.15 each for 100,000 units and above.