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5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

“Organizers with the GSMA say they expect MWC19 Los Angeles to attract over 22,000 attendees…” Riding on the high of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA organizers have announced details for this year’s big American event. Mobile World Congress Americas has been rebranded “MWC19 Los Angeles” for this year, though it will retain…

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales is now ready to move ahead with its acquisition of Gemalto, even if the merger has not obtained all of the global regulatory clearances yet. The companies have announced that Thales is waiving the Offer Condition pertaining to antitrust and foreign investment regulations in Russia, the last remaining country in which the merger has…

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe Paints Exciting Picture of Biometric Cards Market in Fiscal Update

Zwipe has issued its results for the 2018 fiscal year, and it appears that sales were way up, coming in at NOK 2,276,000, compared to sales of NOK 1,073,000 in 2017. But operating expenses were up too, at NOK 72,622,000 against NOK 53,331,000 in 2017; and the company’s net result for 2018 came in at…

UK Bank NatWest to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Payment Card

UK Bank NatWest to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Payment Card

“Participants in the pilot will need to register their biometrics at a physical bank branch, but NatWest says it’s exploring ways to enable remote biometric registration.” A major UK bank is about to become the latest to trial biometric payment card technology from Gemalto: NatWest has announced that it will pilot the technology with 200…

Court OKs DoJ’s Merger Clearance for Thales and Gemalto

Court OKs DoJ’s Merger Clearance for Thales and Gemalto

“The companies say that together with the antitrust and foreign investment clearances they have received from authorities in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Turkey, as well as the CFIUS, they now have 12 of the 14 regulatory approvals needed for their merger.” Only two more regulatory clearances…

Thales, Gemalto Obtain DoJ Clearance for Merger

Thales, Gemalto Obtain DoJ Clearance for Merger

“The approval is dependent on Thales’ agreement to sell off its Hardware Security Modules business, a condition that was also set by other regulatory authorities, perhaps most notably the European Commission.” Thales and Gemalto are now on the cusp of sealing the deal for their proposed merger: The companies have announced that Thales’ offer to…

Gemalto Places Volume Order for Biometric Card Tech from FPC

Gemalto Places Volume Order for Biometric Card Tech from FPC

As it works toward commercially launching biometric payment cards, Gemalto has ordered fingerprint scanning technology from Fingerprint Cards. More specifically, Gemalto is leveraging Fingerprints’ T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its recently announced Biometric Software Platform in the continuing development of payment cards that can scan a user’s fingerprint for authentication during transactions. Announcing the order…

Gemalto to Provide New Health Cards for Québec Citizens

Gemalto to Provide New Health Cards for Québec Citizens

One of the world’s leading digital security firms is expanding its partnership with the Province of Québec. Gemalto has announced that it will be creating new health insurance cards for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), adding the RAMQ’s 2.3 million health cards to the 1.7 million Québec driver’s licenses the company already…

IT, Business Leaders Still Calling for IoT Security Regulations: Survey

IT, Business Leaders Still Calling for IoT Security Regulations: Survey

New research from Gemalto is highlighting the security risks associated with the Internet of Things, and raising a call for government intervention to help protect businesses. Reporting on the results of surveys of 950 IT and business executives, Gemalto has concluded that only about half – that is, 48 percent – of businesses are actually…

Gemalto Brings AT&T eSIM to IoT LTE-M Module

Gemalto Brings AT&T eSIM to IoT LTE-M Module

A new collaboration between Gemalto and AT&T could help to boost the development of the Internet of Things. Gemalto has integrated an AT&T eSIM into its Cinterion EMS31 LTE-M module, which is itself designed for integration into IoT devices. Low Power Wide Area Networks offer a high level of power and bandwidth efficiency, making them…

ICBC Signs On for Another Three Years with Gemalto

ICBC Signs On for Another Three Years with Gemalto

China’s largest bank is sticking with Gemalto for its payment cards, with the latter announcing that ICBC has awarded it a three-year contract. The agreement concerns major card brands including Amex, China UnionPay, JCB, Mastercard, and Visa. In a statement announcing the agreement, Gemalto highlighted the popularity of payment cards in China, noting that almost…

Thales, Gemalto Now Have 11 of 14 Clearances for Merger

Thales, Gemalto Now Have 11 of 14 Clearances for Merger

Thales and Gemalto have cleared another two hurdles in their race to get approval for their proposed merger: The companies have announced that they have received clearances from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica. The news comes only a week after the companies’ announcement that they had attained clearance from…

Thales-Gemalto Merger Gets NZ Approval

Thales-Gemalto Merger Gets NZ Approval

Thales and Gemalto have attained another clearance for their proposed merger, this time from the New Zealand Commerce Commission. The approval comes hot on the heels of one from the European Commission announced earlier this week. As in that case, Thales and Gemalto noted in a statement that the clearance has arrived “following Thales’s commitment to…

Gemalto eSIM Tech Hits the Race Course in a Porsche Cayman GT4

Gemalto eSIM Tech Hits the Race Course in a Porsche Cayman GT4

A Porsche GT4 Cup championship race recently offered Gemalto an opportunity to showcase its eSIM-driven smart car technology: The company has announced that its Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 IoT Module was integrated into a Porsche Cayman GT4 race car for the event, in collaboration with Liechtenstein-based telematics specialist GlobalMatiX. The race car was outfitted with 40…

Gemalto Merger Gets OK from EU After Thales Agrees to Divest HSM Business

Gemalto Merger Gets OK from EU After Thales Agrees to Divest HSM Business

Gemalto and Thales have cleared what was perhaps the highest hurdle in their pursuit of a merger, announcing in a new statement that the European Commission has granted them “merger control Regulatory Clearance”. Thales had first made its all-cash offer to acquire Gemalto in the spring of this year, but was compelled to push back…

Consumers Blame Businesses for Data Breaches: Survey

Consumers Blame Businesses for Data Breaches: Survey

“…66 percent of all respondents said they were unlikely to do business with an organization that suffered a data breach in which sensitive information was compromised.” Newly published survey research is further highlighting the need for companies to protect consumer data. Conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Gemalto, the study polled 10,500 consumers on…

Gemalto Announces SSO Solution for the Cloud

Gemalto Announces SSO Solution for the Cloud

Gemalto is aiming to expand the use of Public Key Infrastructure security to the cloud with its latest offering, SafeNet Trusted Access. The solution is designed to enable enterprise workers to access cloud- and web-based resources using a Single Sign-On solution that leverages the same physical smart cards and tokens they use for on-premise security.…

Middle Eastern Banks Commence Trials of Biometric Visa Cards

Middle Eastern Banks Commence Trials of Biometric Visa Cards

Ten Middle Eastern banks are now trialing biometric payment cards featuring Zwipe technology, the company has announced. The trials commenced this week, and are the product of a collaboration with Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider Areeba, as well as Unilux Cards and Gemalto. The cards in play are Visa payment cards, featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor…

Gemalto to Provide eSIM, Communications Security Tech for French Ministry of Interior

Gemalto to Provide eSIM, Communications Security Tech for French Ministry of Interior

As French security forces move toward 4G communication networks, and prepare for the 5G revolution to come, the Ministry of Interior has selected Gemalto to deliver SIM, eSIM, and cellular subscription management solutions. The aim is to ensure that public safety personnel will have constant, reliable access to communications networks, and the ability to switch…

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