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Mastercard, Gemalto, IDEMIA to Collaborate in ‘Greener Payments Partnership’

Mastercard, Gemalto, IDEMIA to Collaborate in ‘Greener Payments Partnership’

A new environmental partnership entails an alliance between Mastercard, IDEMIA, and Gemalto on payment card solutions. Also including card printer Giesecke+Devrient, it’s called the Greener Payments Partnership, and is aimed at reducing the use of PVC plastic in payment cards. According to a statement from the companies announcing the partnership, they are committing to accelerating research…

Thales, Gemalto Get South African Approval for Merger

Thales, Gemalto Get South African Approval for Merger

Just a week after pushing back the anticipated close of their merger deal, Thales and Gemalto have announced that they’ve obtained another regulatory clearance needed for the project. The latest is from South Africa’s Competition Commission, the seventh of 15 approvals needed from regulatory authorities around the world in order for Thales to proceed with…

Thales, Gemalto Adjust Expectations for Merger Closing Date

Thales, Gemalto Adjust Expectations for Merger Closing Date

The leadership at Gemalto and Thales are adjusting their expectations with respect to their proposed merger, announcing that they now expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2019. The announcement comes after the news that the US Committee on Foreign Investment had given the merger its thumbs-up last month, marking the 6th…

New Partnership Aims to Develop ‘Quantum-Safe’ PKI Security Tech

New Partnership Aims to Develop ‘Quantum-Safe’ PKI Security Tech

DigiCert, Gemalto, and ISARA Corp. have teamed up to develop “quantum-safe” digital security certificates and key management solutions for the Internet of Things, the companies have announced. What does that mean? It’s an anticipation of the emergence of powerful quantum computers, which are expected to offer a level of computing power that allows them to…

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto Announces Mobile-Focused Digital ID Platform Based On Blockchain

Gemalto has announced a new digital ID platform aimed at enabling end users to sign into a range of services with the same secure credentials. Dubbed the “Trust ID Network”, the platform is based on R3’s Corda, an enterprise-focused blockchain platform, helping to ensure the security of user data through decentralized storage. For end users,…

Thales, Gemalto Clear Another Hurdle in Merger Bid

Thales, Gemalto Clear Another Hurdle in Merger Bid

Thales and Gemalto have cleared another major hurdle as they race toward their desired merger: Thales’ acquisition of Gemalto has now been cleared by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The news comes soon after Thales’ and Gemalto’s announcement that they had received approval for the merger from investment regulators in Canada.…

Gemalto Gets Frost & Sullivan Recognition for PURE Payments Platform

Gemalto Gets Frost & Sullivan Recognition for PURE Payments Platform

Growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan has named Gemalto the recipient of its 2018 Middle East & Africa Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is in recognition of PURE, Gemalto’s white label payments platform that is designed to let domestic schemes and private label card issuers offer their own payment cards to customers. The system was used…

Thales, Gemalto Make Progress On Regulatory Front Ahead of Merger

Thales, Gemalto Make Progress On Regulatory Front Ahead of Merger

Thales and Gemalto are reporting progress in their efforts to secure regulatory approval for their proposed merger. The companies have announced that they have attained investment regulatory approval in Canada. The news comes about a week after Thales’ announcement that it had extended the deadline for its acquisition offer of Gemalto. While the offer had…

Thales Extends Gemalto Acquisition Deadline Amid Antitrust Investigation

Thales Extends Gemalto Acquisition Deadline Amid Antitrust Investigation

“Essentially, according to the new arrangement, the acceptance period will close two weeks after the deal attains all necessary regulatory approvals, and no later than March 31st, 2019.” Thales has dramatically extended the deadline for its acquisition offer for Gemalto. The move comes soon after the European Commission’s announcement last month that it would open…

Entrust Datacard, Gemalto Co-Promote IoT Security Solutions

Entrust Datacard, Gemalto Co-Promote IoT Security Solutions

Gemalto and Entrust Datacard are expanding their partnership to co-promote their SafeNet Data Protection On Demand and ioTrust Security Solution offerings as a comprehensive Internet of Things security package. In announcing the collaboration, the companies explained that Entrust Datacard’s ioTrust Security Solution is designed to allow for the identification of IoT devices from the manufacturing…

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

“Sixty-eight percent of the IT professionals surveyed said they believed that unauthorized users could access their corporate networks, and almost a third – 27 percent – said their perimeter security had suffered a breach in the past year.” Businesses are addicted to consumer data, collecting so much of it that they don’t know what to…

NEXT Biometrics Announces New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

NEXT Biometrics Announces New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

  “Alain Faburel’s leadership, background and experience will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding technology to customers in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics continues to bulk up on the personnel front as the company pursues opportunities in the emerging biometric payment cards…

FIDO Ecosystem Approaches 500 Mark with Latest Certifications

FIDO Ecosystem Approaches 500 Mark with Latest Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

Gemalto to Secure Communications Data for Faraday Future Electric Smart Cars

Gemalto to Secure Communications Data for Faraday Future Electric Smart Cars

Gemalto will provide data security and encryption technology for Faraday Future, a startup aiming to develop electric smart cars. In a statement announcing the partnership, Gemalto explained that its SafeNet Hardware Security Modules will be incorporated into the public key infrastructure used in Faraday Future’s cars. Essentially, that means Gemalto technology will be used to…

Money20/20 Europe: Gemalto Reports Success of Mobile ID Project in Belgium

Money20/20 Europe: Gemalto Reports Success of Mobile ID Project in Belgium

“…Itsme is designed to let citizens sign up with biometric registration, and to then connect with government services online for things like tax payments and accessing pension subsidies, perform online banking, and access services from their MNOs.” Gemalto is taking the opportunity of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event to celebrate its success with a mobile…

New Acer Laptops Feature Gemalto’s eSIM Tech

New Acer Laptops Feature Gemalto’s eSIM Tech

Acer has incorporated eSIM technology from Gemalto into its Swift 7 laptops, enabling users to switch between mobile carriers as they please. That’s the nature of eSIM technology, which allows a device’s SIM card to be reprogrammed remotely and without the need for the card to be physically removed. The technology offers a clear benefit…

Gemalto, Qualcomm Team Up On eSIM PCs

Gemalto, Qualcomm Team Up On eSIM PCs

“The collaboration between Gemalto and Qualcomm will see the technology integrated into the Snapdragon mobile PC platform’s Secure Processing Unit.” A big new partnership is poised to help along the proliferation of always-connected computer devices: Gemalto has announced that Qualcomm will incorporate its eSIM technology into its Snapdragon PC platform. Still an emerging technology, eSIMs…

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