Gemalto Wins 2010 Innovation Award at European Nanoelectronics Forum

Gemalto Wins 2010 Innovation Award at European Nanoelectronics Forum

Madrid, Spain, Dec 3, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the CATRENE* Trusted Secure Computing project has won the “2010 Innovation award” at the Nanoelectronics Forum in Madrid. The forum is the largest European event in microelectronics and embedded applications and this award demonstrates Gemalto’s innovation capacity in the Internet access and mobile identity management.

The project, led by Gemalto and involving a consortium of 15 members, explored possible extensions of the Trusted Secure Computing concepts. In the near future, technologies developed within this project will be the cornerstone of cloud computing security. This will enable organizations to ensure their internal applications are running on trusted servers and used by authorized employees. Consumers will also be able to verify the trust level of any machine, for example, in order to be able to use any TV set to securely access eBanking or eGovernment services.

Results from the Trusted Secure Computing project have led to tangible offers, with a number of global companies already deploying the technology. In particular, Gemalto’s Personal Secure Token and related infrastructure creates the trusted environment for secure access to value-added services over-the-Internet whether from a PC, a mobile terminal or a TV display.

“This prestigious distinction further endorses our expertise in bringing trust and convenience to the digital and wireless world,” commented Tan Teck-Lee, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at Gemalto. “Trusted Secure Computing will provide increased mobility of contents, rights and digital identities across multiple everyday devices, with the same level of trust. Furthermore, it sets a foundation for Gemalto to empower machine-to-machine security solutions.”

*CATRENE: Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics. The CATRENE program is supported by the EUREKA pan-European initiative.

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 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), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions 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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