Gemalto a Finalist for TechAmerica Foundation Software Award

Gemalto a Finalist for TechAmerica Foundation Software Award

Coesys Enrolment and Issuance Solutions Named Software Category Finalist

Austin, TX, June 14, 2011–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected as a finalist in the software category for TechAmerica Foundation’s American Technology Award for its Coesys Enrolment & Issuance solutions. The award, “The Termans,” bestows the only national “Best Of” distinction that recognizes all technology products and services across the technology industry.

Coesys Enrolment & Issuance solutions combine the software, equipment and integration services for governments to securely capture biometric data, personalize and issue secure documents such as e-passports, health care and identity cards, as well as driver licenses. Coesys offers exclusive security features such as end-to-end encryption and laser sealer, implementing a state-of-the-art key management system capable of addressing specific customer requirements.

“This year we saw a number of nominations from many companies new to the competition,” Dallas Advisory Partners Founder and TechAmerica Foundation Chairman David Sanders said. “Gemalto is recognized for its innovation capacity and contribution to the technology industry by way of premium products and services.”

“Gemalto is honored to be acknowledged for our advancements in personal identity verification,” added Neville Pattinson, vice president of Standards and Government Affairs, Gemalto North America. “Coesys solutions were developed to assist our government customers around the world to strengthen and speed up the transition to using electronic identities, and to ultimately provide citizens with better privacy and better services.”

Nominations for the award were vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership. The Termans is named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley. The winners will be presented on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation’s ninth annual Technology and Government Dinner in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit

About TechAmerica Foundation

TechAmerica Foundation educates executives, policymakers, opinion leaders on the size, scope, outlook and impact of the technology industry and on policies that enable and promote technological innovations to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its 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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