With the flagship solution, PN5180, NXP Semiconductors N.V., co-inventor of Near Field Communication (NFC), announced the beginning of a new era in the evolution of NFC to bring intuitive proximity technology everywhere. PN5180 is an advanced, multi-protocol (ISO/IEC 15693, Felica™, MIFARE™ and ISO/IEC 14443A/B) NFC frontend that delivers more efficient, robust, and reliable operation, even in harsh environments. Building on the success of the PN512, PN5180 delivers four times more output power and is designed to enable state-of-the-art readers for contactless payment without the need of an additional booster.
Morpho (Safran), a global leader in identity and security solutions, announced the production of state-of-the-art smart card modules for Elo, a 100% Brazilian payment association set up by Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and CAIXA. Morpho created a specific smart card operating system for the Brazilian company, enabling every smart card to be used for banking applications as well as for shopping with credit and debit functions, accepted at more than 1.7 million establishments and point of sales.
Technical body EMVCo has released official figures which demonstrate that one in three of all card-present transactions undertaken globally between July 2014 and June 2015 used EMV® chip technology.
Europe Zone 1 is close to full market EMV chip deployment with 97% of all card-based payments using EMV technology. This is followed by Latin America at 87%, and Africa and the Middle East at 84% of payment transactions EMV chip-enabled.
Morpho announced the launch of SecureIdentity, a new digital identity service for British citizens and residents. The company is one of the new providers to support the expansion of online services offered through the UK government’s new GOV.UK Verify program. GOV.UK Verify is the new way to prove who you are online so that users can safely and securely access an increasing range of digital government services, such as viewing their driving licences or filing their taxes.
MorphoWave™ Tower, the market’s first biometric solution delivering secure, frictionless access control, received the top honor of its category in the “Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015” competition. After being named “Best New Product” by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the contactless biometric innovation from Morpho was awarded “Access Control Product of the Year” by IFSEC International and FIREX International. The Judging Panel was composed of representatives from the security, academic and policing sectors. According to the organizers, this year’s edition of the Awards received a high number of quality entries.
GlobalPlatform, the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2016. Five Board seats were open in the election, which resulted in each of the following elected individuals being appointed to serve a two year term:
- Marc Kekicheff, Senior Director of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. Marc retains his position as GlobalPlatform Chairman for the sixth consecutive year.
- Nils Gerhardt, Group Vice President with a global product responsibility for financial institutions at Giesecke & Devrient. Nils joins the Board as GlobalPlatform’s new Vice Chair.
- Yves Moulart, Director of Development and Innovation within ST Microelectronic’s Secure MCUs Division, Integrated Secure Solutions. Yves retains his role as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer.
- Rob Coombs, Security Marketing Director, Systems & Software, ARM (re-elected).
- Stéphanie El Rhomri, Vice President, Technology at FIME (newly elected).
- Rémi de Fouchier, Vice President, Marketing at Gemalto (re-elected).
- Sebastian Hans, Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle (re-elected).
Partnerschaft zwischen Aeris und G&D für mehr Sicherheit bei M2M-Anwendungen und im mobilen Internet
Aeris, ein Vorreiter und führendes Unternehmen im Markt für IoT-Anwendungen (Internet of Things) sowie M2M-Kommunikation (Machine-to-Machine), und der globale Technologieanbieter Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) sind ab sofort Partner. Die Partnerschaft ermöglicht Aeris die Remote-Verwaltung bereitgestellter IoT-Geräte. G&D stellt für Aeris spezielle Plug-in SIMs, integrierte SIMs und die entsprechende Over-the-Air (OTA)-Verwaltung der Daten auf diesen SIMs bereit, um das Mobilfunknetz von Aeris effektiv zu unterstützen, welches exklusiv für das IoT konzipiert wurde. Durch die Möglichkeit zur Remote-Verwaltung der Geräte werden die IoT- und M2M-Lösungen von Aeris optimiert, die in vielen internationalen Branchen eingesetzt werden.
Gemalto has been recognized by three market research analysts as the world's number one supplier of contactless and mobile solutions for public transportation. ABI Research, Juniper Research and IHS have all published independent reports that rank Gemalto as the global leader in this fast-growing sector. They scored the company highly for its market position, commitment to innovation, international presence and evident success in implementing a series of pioneering NFC applications for major public transportation networks.