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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…

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New statistics on data breaches from Australian officials suggest that “this problem isn’t going away any time soon,” suggests Gemalto. As the company’s latest blog post explains, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner implemented its Notifiable Data Breaches scheme in late February, introducing new requirements compelling organizations to notify individuals of data breaches that…

Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

“As much as the new European data centers are a response to demand in the wake of GDPR, Gemalto asserted in its statement that they are also part of a global expansion, with the company planning to open additional data centers in North America before the end of the year” Gemalto has launched new data…

Gemalto Wins F&S Global Digital Banking Solutions Company of the Year Award

Gemalto Wins F&S Global Digital Banking Solutions Company of the Year Award

Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized Gemalto with the 2018 Global Digital Banking Solutions Company of the Year Award, the company has announced. The award is primarily in recognition of Gemalto’s Digital Banking Suite, a platform designed to provide financial services companies with multi-factor authentication, behavioral analytics, encryption, and other security tools for their mobile…

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

Italy’s First Biometric Payment Card Trial Features FPC, Zwipe & Gemalto Tech

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Gemalto to Upgrade Alaska Driver’s License Security

Gemalto to Upgrade Alaska Driver’s License Security

Alaska’s Division of Motor Vehicles is stepping up the security of its driver’s licenses with help from Gemalto. The company has announced that Alaska is transitioning its driver’s license to a laser-engraved polycarbonate card body. This means that its various layers will be permanently fused, which can help to prevent tampering; meanwhile laser engraving allows…

Gemalto Predicts Q4 Growth in Latest Update

Gemalto Predicts Q4 Growth in Latest Update

Gemalto has issued its corporate update for Q3, showing an expected dip in revenues with anticipated growth to come in Q4. The company’s total revenues came in at €727 million, a three percent drop compared to the third quarter of last year. Its Identity, IoT & Cybersecurity business showed only a modest change, dropping about one…

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