On 28th February, 2008, Huahong Group signed a sponsorship agreement with the Shanghai World Expo Coordination Bureau to be the only supplier of ticket chips used in the World Expo 2010 Shanghai. It was agreed that Huahong Group would provide the event with overall ticketing system solutions and products based on the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

The project of Huahong Group’s Expo RFID ticketing system encompasses the following areas: design and production of ticket chips, design and development of management systems for ticket issuing, logistics and checking, and design and production of ticketing equipment.

The RFID-based e-ticket chips designed and produced by Huahong Group adopt the digital security technology, which can effectively prevent forgery and alteration of tickets, and has incomparable advantages in rapid ticket checking, compared with traditional paper tickets.

Huahong Group has also developed the Shanghai World Expo sales read/write devices, wall-mounted ticket checking machines, handheld ticket checking machines, ticket inspection barriers and other fare collection equipment, and related software. Automatic identification of e-tickets by fare collection equipment not only enables the visitors a quick admission to the event, but also meets the requirement of the World Expo visitor traffic management.

Drawing upon the company’s involvement in the entire industry chain, Huahong Group has built a stable, reliable and efficient ticketing system for the Shanghai World Expo, which has ensured every aspect from chip design and manufacturing to systems and applications to be controllable and traceable. Huahong Group has created a comprehensive digital security system for the Expo, which is a successful attempt to apply the RFID technology to tickets at the world’s largest scale. As a result, a total of 73 million visitors from around the world have been able to fully experience the thoughtful convenience brought by technological innovation.

Huahong Group has undertaken a number of other projects, including ticketing systems for China Pavilion which extended its exhibition after the Shanghai Expo, Shanghai 2011 International Carnival, and Xi’an 2011 World Horticultural Expo. Based on successful experience in building e-ticketing systems for the Expos, Huahong Group is able to offer a full range of services including ticketing system development consultancy, equipment leasing, management platform building, operation and maintenance.


As China’s main smart card manufacturer, Huahong Group has been maintaining a leading position in the smart card technology and market. The company is committed to continuously upgrade technology, strengthen quality management, promote technological innovation, and improve related support services, to meet ever changing market and customer needs. Since 2001, Huahong Group has launched a series of unique embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) platforms. From 0.35-micron EEPROM to 0.13-micron SONOS, Huahong Group has always been the leader in the eNVM technology. The company has undertaken several national key projects to produce chips for second-generation ID cards, and tickets used in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, as well as chips for smart cards (e.g. mobile phone SIM cards, bank cards, social security cards, etc.), with an overwhelming market share of over 70% in second-generation ID cards and SIM cards. In 2010, a total of 800 million SIM cards produced by Huahong Group were shipped, accounting for 21% of the global market share.

Relevant link:
Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. Website:www.shhic.com

Urban rail transit automatic fare collection (AFC) system incorporates modern high technologies in computer, Internet, telecommunications, precision machining, and sensing and control, and is an effective integration of software for the clearing system, central computer system, and station computer system, and AFC terminal equipment including automatic ticket vending machines, semi-automatic ticket vending machines, automatic recharging/ticket checking machines, and handheld ticket checking machines etc..

The AFC application has greatly reduced the ticketing cost of urban rail operations, while enhancing the management of urban rail transit.

Based on its advantages in the industry chain and the ability to integrate resources, Huahong Group provides a complete set of AFC system solutions. In recent years, the Group has completed the majority of projects of Shanghai’s AFC systems, including: Shanghai Gonghe New Road elevated road (Line 1 north extension), Shanghai Rail Transit Line 2 extension, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 8 and its south extension, Line 9 and its phase II, and Line 10 phase II. Meanwhile, Huahong Group has actively tapped into the market in other cities and has undertaken the construction of AFC systems for projects including Xi’an Metro Line 1 and Harbin Rail Transit Line 1.