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GlobalPlatform celebrates 20th year in the industry with the launch of new initiatives and confirming new Board of Directors

GlobalPlatform has hailed its 20th year as a strategic milestone in its mission to create collaborative and open ecosystems in which stakeholders can efficiently deliver innovative digital services, while providing greater security, privacy, simplicity and convenience for users. Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: “Twenty years ago, we set out to create an environment for experts to develop the foundations for innovative digital services and devices. Billions of...

GlobalPlatform announces its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2019

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announces its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2019. Six Board seats were open and after a close election, the following individuals were re-elected to serve a further two-year term: Consecutive years Nils Gerhardt – Group VP and Head of Product and Project Management, Production IT and Professional Services for the Region Americas, Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security. Marc Kekicheff – Vice President of Chip...

COMPRION technical consultant Andras Talas new leader of SIMalliance eUICC Testing Group

The SIMalliance test specification covers the structure and coding required to build, remotely load, and install a profile on an eUICC Andras Talas, technical consultant at COMPRION, is the new leader of the SIMalliance eUICC Testing Group. Its goal is the creation of a new specification – the SIMalliance “eUICC Profile Package: Interoperable Format – Test Specification.” Talas explicates, “This test specification and the standardisation of a glob...

IMS Research reports smart card market growth

 Gemalto continued to be far and away the market leader, accounting for more than the next three companiesNumber three smart card manufacturer Oberthur Technologies (up 1.4% YOY in 2008) closed the gap on Giesecke & Devrient in second place last year to less than one percent market share difference following its acquisition of XPonCard. However, the latest market analysis from IMS Research shows that the German company, after reporting record turnover and profits in 2008, maintained its...

LEGIC credential via mobile network

  In future, the further development of LEGIC technology also enables NFC mobile phones from afar, to serve as a payment medium or as an identification credentialAt Security 2008 in Essen/Germany, LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, leading provider of contactless smart card technology for personal identification, showcased a novelty on the world market, securely transferring a virtual LEGIC multi-application card via mobile network on an NFC mobile phone.  With this innovation, LEGIC demonst...