EUREKA Innovation Award: Gemalto R&D Project Wins Coveted Pan-European Trophy

EUREKA Innovation Award: Gemalto R&D Project Wins Coveted Pan-European Trophy

Amsterdam, June 28, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announced that the MEDEA+ ONOM@TOPIC+ project has won the EUREKA Innovation finalist trophy. This pan-European award demonstrates Gemalto’s innovation capacity applied to two domains: in providing citizens with secure interoperable eGovernment services, and in delivering advanced mobile solutions.

Leading a consortium of top-tier industrial players, Gemalto developed innovations that have led to real-life applications and tangible benefits for service providers and end users, in particular reference solutions for all major eID programs currently underway in the European Union, and advanced solutions to deploy mobile contactless applications. International Standards support the success of the ONOM@TOPIC+ project.

“We live in a time of growing interconnectivity and rapid technological advancement,” commented Olivier Piou, Gemalto’s Chief Executive Officer. “This prestigious award is an endorsement of our capacity in bringing trust and convenience to the digital and wireless world. We are committed to innovation, with over € 100 million investment in R&D every year, drawing on the expertise of Gemalto’s 1500 digital scientists around the world. We’ll continue to serve our customers with pioneering solutions that make them stay one step ahead!”

Additional information on EUREKA

EUREKA is a pan-European initiative uniting 38 member countries with shared goal to support companies and research institutes in transnational R&D projects. This industry-led organization is aimed at promoting international, market-oriented research and innovation through the support they offer to small and medium-sized enterprises, large industry players, universities and research institutes. Through EUREKA, these organizations are introducing new products, processes and services to market.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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