http://www.pymnts.com/u-s-bank-firs...ment-solution-for-international-travelers-br/ There have been a few articles about this during the last week. This one, from Payments.com last night, is the first with all the details. The manufacturer, Oberthur, is one of two large suppliers of smart cards. US Bank also says they'll roll this out to all their rewards card holders, but the 20,000 FlexPerks customers will be first. There now are a small flood of US issuers jumping in to EMV, but manufacturers (Oberthur and Gemalto) must ramp up production to handle the volume of card replacements that will be needed for major US EMV card issuance. This is excellent news!