As a not-for-profit member association, GlobalPlatform is driven by its membership of approximately 90 organizations. These member companies share a common goal to develop GlobalPlatform’s Specifications, which are today highly regarded as the international standard for enabling digital services and devices to be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle.
Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere.
We provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses that provide products, services and digital content to leverage the power of the Internet to engage with their users and customers. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, mobile media and entertainment, and other innovation initiatives. Through investee affiliates, we also participate in the logistics and local services sectors.
We aim to build the future infrastructure of commerce. We envision that our customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that we will be a company that lasts at least 102 years. We enable hundreds of millions of commercial and social interactions among our users, between consumers and merchants, and among businesses every day. We empower our customers with the fundamental infrastructure for commerce and data technology, so that they can build businesses and create value that can be shared among our ecosystem participants. We strive to expand our products and services to become central to the everyday lives of our customers. For a company that was founded in 1999, lasting at least 102 years means we will have spanned three centuries, an achievement that few companies can claim. Our culture, business models and systems are built to last, so that we can achieve sustainability in the long run.
American Express, listed on the New York stock exchange, is a multinational financial services corporation and the world’s largest card issuer by purchase volume; processing millions of transactions across the world every day.Founded in 1850 and headquartered in New York, the company also provides commercial payment tools and expertise, marketing information and management insights and loyalty and rewards programs and platforms, as well as operating one of the world’s largest travel networks.
Apple Inc. is a multinational technology company headquartered in California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services to a network of customers across the world. The company paved the way for personal technology with the introduction of its Macintosh computer in 1984 and continues to operate in the consumer market with its iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV products. Apple is also a leader in the software market and has developed four platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS – to enable seamless user experiences across all of its devices; empowering customers with breakthrough services that include the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud.
Applus+ provides conformity assessment services around the world. It is one of the three largest European companies in the inspection, technical support and testing sectors and has offices in over 70 countries. In its capacity as a Visa-recognized laboratory and Common Criteria evaluation center, the Applus+ ITC Center performs a complete range of evaluation and certification services, dealing with both smart cards and acceptance devices (interoperability, functionality and security).
Arm was founded in 1990 in the UK and has grown to become the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, with its products reaching over 80% of the global population. It now has more than 6,000 employees from 61 nationalities and has an ecosystem of over 1,100 partners.
Arm designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. Arm’s product offering includes 32-bit & 64-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools.
Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co., Ltd., also known as Bank Card Test Center (BCTC) is headquartered in Beijing. With its first lab established in 1998 and the company founded in 2001, BCTC has over 15 years’ experience in delivering smart card product testing technical services. Accredited by People’s Bank of China, EMVCo, Unionpay and MasterCard, BCTC’s testing services are globally recognized and cover functionality and security for each section of the payment chain from chips and smart cards to acceptance devices and systems.
DPLS Lab is a Beijing-based third party independent security testing lab. It is committed to serving the bank card and electronic payment industry by providing training, functional testing and security assessment on IC and mobile payment chips, smart cards, embedded software, the trusted execution environment (TEE) and payment terminal and systems.
DPLS Lab also extends its evaluation and consulting services to IoT and biometric identification. It is the accreditation test lab for Alibaba ICA (IoT Connectivity Alliance) and FIDO, allowing more industry partners to add value to the market. DPLS Lab leverages the experience of its technical teams to also offer professional consultancy and training in the areas of detection and prevention, security assessment and security consulting as well as online banking.
Brightsight is the number one security lab in the world. We offer security evaluations to developers/manufacturers of security products, such as terminals, smart cards, hardware and software solutions. We have over 30 years of experience in evaluating security products against a variety of requirements.
As a security evaluation specialist with many years of experience, our holistic approach includes consultancy services, training and unique analysis tools. We ensure a precise preparation for the comprehensive product approval process. Close collaboration during the development phase enables us to understand each customer’s individual security needs.
Our customers include international financial institutions, the IT and automotive industries, and governments. The results of our evaluations are used by major international organizations such as EMVCo, MasterCard, PCI-PTS and Visa and by nation-specific certification schemes. Brightsight is the only lab in the world accredited by five Common Criteria Schemes.
As a national security agency, the goal of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is to promote IT security in Germany. The BSI is first and foremost the central IT security service provider for the federal government in Germany. However, we also offer our services to IT manufacturers as well as private and commercial users and providers of information technology because effective security is only possible when everyone involved contributes. For this reason, we want to work in even closer co-operation with all those working in the IT and Internet industry in the field of IT security.
Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB is an interbank payment and cash withdrawal system, created in 1984. It ensures the consistency, reliability and security of the CB system. Its bank members issue CB cards, affiliate merchants and install ATMs according to their own commercial strategy. Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB is responsible for:
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: Cartes Bancaires EMV cards which support the Dynamic Data Authentication method (DDA) contains an administration piece of software based on the SCP02 protocol described in the GlobalPlatform Card Specification version 2.1.1, March 2003.
Cartes Bancaires has chosen GlobalPlatform Specifications as a basis for the development of an admministration specification for the personalization of the EMV DDA CB cards
CEA-Leti is an institute within the French research-and-technology organization, CEA which specializes in the research of nanotechnologies and their applications. CEA-Leti’s Information Technology Security Evaluation Facilities (ITSEF) performs security evaluations of components and devices to assess their resistance to breaches that could compromise user data.
CEA-Leti’s ITSEF is licensed to perform Common Criteria evaluations in the context of the French Certification Scheme. It is also licensed by the major worldwide banking schemes (EMVCo, MASTERCARD, VISACARD) to perform security evaluations of integrated circuits and smartcards.
China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), previously China Academy of Posts and Telecommunications of the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), was established in the mid-1950s. Since its founding the academy has undertaken a great deal of research into communications policies, standards for telecommunication technologies, planning of communications development, and product testing and certification – making great contributions to the development of communications industry in China.
Since the founding of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), CAICT has become a pillar unit of the ICT field in China and a major supportive unit for MIIT in comprehensive policies, providing full support to MIIT in terms of technologies and policies at macro and micro levels from both domestic and international perspectives.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is a worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Its people, products and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunity today.
Cisco Systems shipped its first product in 1986 and is now a multi-national corporation, with over 35,000 employees in more than 115 countries. Today, Cisco solutions are the networking foundations for service providers, small to medium business and enterprise customers including corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.
Cisco’s networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system.
COMPRION is an international manufacturer of test solutions for smart card interfaces, terminals, and smart cards. Covering contact-based and contactless technologies, COMPRION provides its expertise to multiple industries including telecommunications, payments, and M2M. As COMPRION test systems are renowned for accurate measurement, the company serves the top mobile phone, terminal, card and chipset manufacturers as well as mobile network operators and test houses. COMPRION also acts as a technological consultant to key players in the market. The company also offers consulting and testing services.
COMPRION’s involvement in many standardization and certification bodies enables the company to integrate the latest standards and requirements into the products. Acknowledging the importance of GlobalPlatform based technologies, COMPRION contributes to the standardization work in all GlobalPlatform committees and is involved in GlobalPlatform-related topics such as SWP/HCI, eUICC, SEAC, and OMAPI.
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) is one of the world’s largest comprehensive printing companies, with annual sales of approximately US$12.88 billion and 35,000 employees (as of March 31, 2006). DNP’s wide range of businesses includes publication printing, commercial printing, smart cards, business forms, network businesses and electronic components. DNP started smart card R&D in 1981 and its smart card business covers card operating system development, card application development, card manufacturing as well as bureau services.
The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) maintains the largest archive of personnel, manpower, training, and financial data in the Department of Defense (DoD). The personnel data holdings, in particular, are broad in scope and extend back to the early 1970s to cover all Military Services, all components of the Total Force (active duty, guard, Reserve, civilian), and all phases of the personnel life cycle (accession, separation, retirement). The other data holdings, however, usually are the only single source of commonly coded data on the Military Services. This data supports the management information needs of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD/P&R), other organizations within Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and many customers both within and outside of the Department. In addition to maintaining large amounts of data, DMDC operates major programs that affect individual members of the Department. These programs affect both active duty and Reserve component military members and their families and civilian employees of the DoD. These programs include developing aptitude tests for entry into the military; conducting personnel surveys; helping ensure access to military medical facilities; managing the military ID card issuance program; helping identify fraud and waste in DoD pay systems; and assisting departing military and DoD civilian members and their spouses to transition back into the civilian sector.
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: The Common Access Card (CAC) is a Java Card which uses GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.01 and GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.1 APIs.
GlobalPlatform Implementation Programs: The CAC is a smart card and DoD’s standard identification card for active duty military personnel, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel. The CAC is also the principal card used to enable physical access to buildings and controlled spaces and for logical access to the Department of Defense computer networks and systems.
Discover was founded in 1985 in Chicago, Illinois and is now recognized globally as a leading credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. Its flagship product, the Discover card, was one of the first cash reward cards in America and the company has now grown its portfolio to include digital banking and loan services.
Discover’s payments networks – Discover Network, PULSE and Diners Club – together process billions of transactions a year. Discover Network connects millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE serves more than 4,400 financial institutions and point of sale terminals nationwide; and Diners Club International, which created the first multi-purpose charge card in the world, is a global payments network with acceptance in 185 countries and territories
Eastcompeace Technology Co., Ltd is one of the world’s leading vendors specialized in the design, development and delivery of smart cards and smart card based solutions for the telecommunications, payments, ID and security sectors. Established in1998, Eastcompeace has set up subsidiaries in Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India. As the key State-torch High-tech Program enterprise of China, Eastcompeace is also certified by GSM SAS, VISA, MasterCard, China UnionPay, CMMI, ISO9001 and ISO 14001 for its cutting-edge manufacturing and R&D capabilities. Innovative technology, customized solutions and reliable products and services enable Eastcompeace to be the leading smart card provider in China and Top 5 vendor in the world.
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: Eastcompeace provides SIM cards and USIM cards compliant with GlobalPlatform Specification v2.1.1 for worldwide telecom operators. Eastcompeace also provides Visa approved Visa GlobalPlatform chip card products for Visa member banks.
Eastcompeace believes that its involvement in GlobalPlatform activities and initiatives will help it to meet the demands of mobile network operators and banks, and in turn realize its vision of a smart card and smart life for everyone.
Ericsson is a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
The company was first established in 1876 as a manufacturer and supplier of telegraph equipment and has since grown to be one of the largest international providers of telecommunications equipment and related services across the world.
Ericsson now employs nearly 100,000 people and serves mobile and fixed network operators across 180 countries, with 1,000 networks utilizing its network equipment. As such, Ericson systems account for nearly 40% of all mobile call and the company is one of the few worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards.
Established in 1998, Feitian is dedicated to being the leading innovator of smartcard and chip operating system based security technologies and applications. Feitian’s major business covers Software Protection, Strong Authentication, Smartcard COS and Peripherals.
Feitian cooperates closely with global leading smartcard chip providers, serves valuable customers with the world’s latest technologies via its expanding sales and services network internationally.
Feitian’s USB interfaced Software Protection Dongle, Strong Authentication USB Key, and Smartcard Reader are CE and FCC certified and RoHS compliant. Today, Feitian High performance and Low cost devices and solutions are widely accepted from personal application to enterprise system globally.
FeliCa Networks was founded in 2004 in Japan to provide a contactless RFID Smart Card system.
Its core businesses are licensing relating to the development, manufacture and sale of devices and operating systems, mainly for Mobile FeliCa IC chip, operating platforms for its service providers and information processing and provision services.
FeliCa’s NFC technology combined with its networks service management aims to provide a powerful platform for contactless services. This is achieved by integrating its contactless IC card technology in mobile phones to provide new NFC solutions to the mobile handset market in Japan and enable the consumption of applications including e-wallets, transportation tickets, entertainment tickets and coupons.
FIME was founded in 1962 in France and is a consultant and advanced end-to-end testing services provider within the payment, mobile telecom, e-ID and transit sectors. Through its consulting services, certification and tools it enables its customers to bring seamless card and mobile transactions services to market using secure chip or cloud-based solutions.
Working with the payment, telecom, transit and identity sectors, FIME is an implementation services partner for customers using contact and contactless EMV, near-field-communication (NFC), trusted service manager (TSM), trusted execution environment (TEE) and host card emulation (HCE) technologies.
The company has operations across America (Canada and the United States), Asia (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan), Europe (France), India and the Middle East (Dubai) and seven research laboratories across the world.
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The Financial Information Service Co., LTD. was found in 1998 with the purpose of providing financial institutions with better and more flexible interbank operations and services. Its shareholders are the Ministry of Finance of Taiwan, ROC, and 42 other public and private-owned financial institutions.
In order to promote sharing of resources and exchange of information among financial institutions, as well as to improve automation levels of interbank operations, the Ministry of Finance first established a task force called the Financial Information System Group (FISG). The FISG task force was established after the plan for its implementation won the approval of the Executive Yuan. The FISG took charge of planning, designing and implementing a nationwide interbank information network that would integrate all the financial institutions in Taiwan.
Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprint Cards) develop, produce and market biometric technology, which, through analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint, verifies the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or combined. The competitive advantages offered by Fingerprint Cards’ technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products, such as smart cards and mobile telephones, which impose extremely rigorous demands on these characteristics. Fingerprint Cards’ technology can also be used in IT, Internet security and access control.
Fingerprint Cards AB (Fingerprint Cards) is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm (FING B) and has its head office in Gothenburg, Sweden.
G+D Mobile Security is a global mobile security technology company headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company is part of the Giesecke+Devrient group. G+D Mobile Security has a workforce of 5,700 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 812 m in the 2017 fiscal year. More than 40 sales and partner offices, as well as 20+ certified production and personalization sites and data centers, ensure customer proximity worldwide.
G+D Mobile Security manages and secures billions of digital identities throughout their entire lifecycle. Our products and solutions are used by commercial banks, mobile network operators, car and mobile device manufacturers, business enterprises, transit authorities and health insurances and their customers every day to secure payment, communication, and device-to-device interaction. G+D Mobile Security is a technology leader its markets and holds a strong competitive position. For more information, please visit: https://www.gi-de.com/de/de/mobile-security
Galitt is a French company that was founded in 1990 to provide consulting services dedicated to payment systems and secure electronic transactions as well as testing software. The company assists its clients during the whole project life cycle: the Payment Consulting Unit provide strategic direction; consultants from the Payment Services Unit support customers implementing their payment projects; teams from Testing Solutions Unit develop test software and take an active role in test automation and certification processes; staff from the Payment Solutions Unit build and run added-value payment applications; and trainers from the Payment Education Unit share expertise.
Galitt is also dedicated to R&D and actively invests in design and development initiatives as well as partnerships with major industry players.
Catti™, KaNest®, VisuCard®, G-Tokenizer™ and VisuBank® are designed, developed and maintained by Galitt.
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Gemalto is an international digital security company that provides software applications, secure personal devices and managed services. The company was founded in Amsterdam in 2006 through the collaboration of Axalto Holding N.V. and Gemplus International S.A and now employs over 15,000 people across the world.
In this fast-moving mobile and digital environment, Gemalto enables companies and administrations to offer a range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and IoT and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto delivers secure payment solutions to financial institutions worldwide. Hundreds of banks, retailers and other international issuers trust Gemalto to manage their payment projects including migration to chip cards, contactless payment projects, card designs, online authentication for e-banking, payment terminals, readers and much more.
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Goodix Technology (SH: 603160) is an integrated chip design & software solution provider dedicated to delivering leading biometrics and human-interface solutions for smart mobile terminals. As the world’s No.1 fingerprint solution provider for Android phones, its products and solutions bring unique value and are widely commercialized by global mobile brands including Google, Amazon, Samsung, Huawei, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Dell, Nokia, LG and ASUS.
Goodix today continues to build on its success by expanding and refining revolutionary solutions for smart terminals, IoT, and automotive applications, and enriching end-users’ experience worldwide.
Since the company was founded in 2000, Hansol Secure Co., Ltd. (formally Smart Card Laboratory, Inc) has contributed to various significant technological advances in the smart card field. Hansol Secure Co., Ltd. developed the platforms and high capacity dual-interface cards for WCDMA-based USIM functions and for commercial applications such as finance and transportation, which can be installed on one chip.
Hansol Secure Co., Ltd. is technologically advanced and competitive because it boasts applied technology on smart cards. The company prepares next generation technology such as NFC and large capacity products, which were developed as pilots in 2009.
Through strategic partnerships with global leading companies in various industries, Hansol Secure Co., Ltd. provides convergence services and multi- function solutions related to smart cards. The company has expanded its technology and experience to the global market, for example it is co-working with various countries’ mobile network operators and mobile service providers.
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: Dual-interface cards can be used for individual identification while enabling high capacity video/data transmission and the use of transportation, finance and other services. Dual-interface technology was commercialized for the first time by Hansol Secure Co., Ltd. in 2006 and regulation has been established mandating it to be installed on WCDMA, HSDPA and WIMAX devices. These solutions are based on GlobalPlatform technology. In 2009, the company will penetrate the second ‘mobile blue-ocean market’ by developing an NFC-based large-capacity smart card. This card will also be based on GlobalPlatform technology.
Founded in 1996, Hengbao Corporation Ltd is a well-established and trusted provider in smart card products and technology solutions. With more than 16 years of experience, Hengbao has become a public listed multi-national company with subsidiaries and sales offices around the world. The three subsidiary companies are namely Hengbao IOT Co., Ltd, Beijing Oriencard Digital Technology Ltd, and Hengbao International Pte Ltd.
The company has been providing a wide range of smart cards products and solutions to government, banks and finance companies, corporate enterprise, and other organizations. Our product range covers 2G and 3G telecommunication platform and application, contact and contactless payment solution, EMV and magnetic stripe banking cards, security tokens, products and solutions in IOT/M2M and many more.
Being one of the biggest card manufacturers in the Asia region, Hengbao has an all-inclusive production facilities encompassing the card manufacturing life cycle from micro module assembly, card making, printing, card personalization, packaging to direct mailing and delivery. All production lines are equipped with the best machinery and the production process of quality control and security management are fully certified by international organizations and professional institutions such as Visa, MasterCard international, China UnionPay, GSM Association and etc.
Hengbao has been delivering varied solutions, applications and software to its customers from different sectors. To achieve perfection in our services and to be progressive in our products, Hengbao seeks to fulfill the customers’ needs.
Hengbao Corporation Ltd is an established and trusted provider of smart card products and technology solutions. Founded in 1996, Hengbao is a publicly listed multi-national company. Through development over a decade, it has been recognized as a key national new high tech enterprise that integrates services, R&D, production and marketing.
The company provides solutions to government, finance and corporate enterprises. Its leading business include: banking IC card, telecommunication IC card, mobile payment product, online payment terminal, magnetic card, password card, ticket, Internet of Things, platform system, information security services and solutions.
As one of the biggest card manufacturers in Asia, Hengbao’s production facility encompasses the entire card manufacturing life cycle. Its production lines are equipped with the best standard of machinery, and quality control and security management production processes are fully certified by international organizations and professional institutions such as Visa, MasterCard international, China UnionPay and the GSMA.
HID Global is an American manufacturer of secure identity solutions that is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company was formed in 1991 as a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft and is now part of the ASSA ABLOY sister company Indala.
HID Global supplies products, services and solutions related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities to device manufacturers, integrators and developers that serve a variety of markets, including physical access control; IT security, including strong authentication/credential management; card personalization; visitor management; government ID; and identification technologies for a range of applications
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Huawei was founded in 1987 in China and has grown into a global provider of networking and telecommunication services and equipment with over 180,000 employees worldwide. The company is dedicated to establishing end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields and its products and solutions are now used in over 170 countries and regions across the world.
The company’s aim is to enrich life through communication by leveraging its experience and expertise in the ICT sector to bridge the digital divide and provide seamless access to broadband services, regardless of geographic location.
ICTK is a global IT service provider that serves more than 200 clients worldwide, including manufacturers, banks and government agencies. ICTK offers testing services for devices, cards and mobile products and has more than 12 years of experience, meeting requirements defined by EMVCo, Visa, JCB, GlobalPlatform, NFC Forum and KOLAS (ISO/IEC 17025) for product stability and interoperability.
OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.
With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.
Infineon Technologies AG, headquartered in Neubiberg, Germany, focuses on what it sees as the three central challenges facing modern society: energy efficiency, mobility and security.
Based on its core competencies in the fields of security, contactless communication and integrated microcontroller solutions (embedded control), Infineon offers an extensive portfolio of semiconductor-based security products for many chip card and security applications. With this expertise, Infineon is helping to increase security in an increasingly connected world, for example for mobile payments, IT systems and secure electronic ID documents.
Internet of Trust is a consulting and R&D company. It provides expert consulting and development services to the hardware and software connected objects industry, service providers, evaluation labs and authorities. The core activities include the definition of security schemes for solutions based on technical components such as GlobalPlatform’s smartcards and TEE, and the support to build and implement suitable product certification strategies. The services rely on a strong background in the field of embedded security in different sectors. Today, Internet of Trust addresses payment, identity and content protection sectors.
ITSO is about making travelling on public transport easier by using smart ticketing instead of cash.
The idea behind smart ticketing is that you can load your smartcard with the cash or paid-for electronic ‘tickets’ to get to and from your destination – be it for work or play. That saves you having to find the right amount of cash and can speed up your boarding time, helping your bus stick to its timetable.
The idea behind ITSO is that all transport providers can use the same basic IT Specification so that their fare charging systems speak the same language – no matter which form of transport you are travelling on, which operator is providing it, or where you are in the UK. That way, in theory, you could use just one smartcard for your end-to-end journey.
ITSO is an open Specification which belongs to the Crown. ITSO Limited is the company which is the guardian of this Specification and looks after it with reference to the UK Department for Transport.
JCB is one of the global payment brands and a major card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding overseas in 1981. Its merchant network includes 13.5 million merchants and spans 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 19 countries and territories, with 55.75 million card members. In pursuit of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solutions company, JCB is committed to providing high-quality payment services to customers, merchants, and partners. For further information, please visit the JCB website at www.jcb-global.com/english/ or www.jcbcorporate.com/english/
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: EMV compliant J/Smart card and applet developed with Java Card 2.1.1/2.2/2.2.1 and GlobalPlatform Card Specification 2.0.1/2.0.1f/2.1.1. For the details, please refer to: http://www.jcb-global.com/english/solution/jsmart/products.html
GlobalPlatform Implementation Programs: JCB smart card based on GlobalPlatform (Open Platform) 2.0.1/2.0.1f/2.1.1 has been issued by many issuers in South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity and anti-virus company founded in 1997 and headquartered in Moscow, Russia. It provides threat intelligence and security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the world. This includes endpoint and cloud protection, threat management and defense solutions, anti-virus software and security training.
KONA I has over ten years of experience as a leading player in the smart card industry. The company was established as name of KEBTechnology in 1998. It was initially set up card systems to transportation service providing companies and provides native cards to the financial institutions in South Korea. From the early 2000s, the company has been focus on smart card and its products and services development.
As a market leader in the Korean domestic market, KEBTechnology has started to penetrate global market, and its worldwide reputation has been increased rapidly as a leading smart card total solution provider. The company has been reformed with intelligent people from worldwide to sow the KONA™ solutions internationally, and named as “KONA International” KONA I. Now, the company is concentrated on the mobile payment solutions and TSM as the industry trends, in order to lead the market, as well as whole industry.
Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 7,200 employees. Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China.
A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. World-class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.
Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company’s storage, networking and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell’s semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.
Masktech is the #1 independent supplier for highest security embedded chipsets, operating systems and related middleware for electronic identification cards, travel documents and authentication solutions.
Our portfolio includes generic and customized mask solutions for state-of-the-art Common Criteria certified smart card and contactless cryptographic chipsets. The company supplies more than 30 major passport manufacturers and system integrators and holds a leading position in all of its primary product categories.
MaskTech is led by a stable and experienced management team, under whose direction the company has achieved an outstanding reputation for innovation and a robust financial situation. Our products are used in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company has two representations both in Germany.
Mastercard, listed on the New York stock exchange, was first established in 1966 under the name Interbank Card Association before becoming Mastercard in 1979. It is headquartered in New York and employs over 13,000 people across the world.
Mastercard, www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow Mastercard on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.
In 2017, the company announced the acquisition of NuData Security and completed the acquisition of Vocalink and now supports consumers, businesses, government and merchants with secure payment transactions.
Monetech is a consultancy firm with a clear focus on innovative projects based on mobile applications, smart cards and secured transactions applied to payment, public transport and telecoms. Monetech is currently working on several innovative topics such as contactless payment, contactless ticketing, multi-application cards and NFC mobiles. Monetech is performing GlobalPlatform trainings thanks to its GlobalPlatform certified trainer
GlobalPlatform Implementation Programs: Monetech is working on a number of diverse projects that rely on GlobalPlatform Card Specifications. Monetech consultants are involved in major NFC field trials where they help their customers define the most relevant secure element configuration. Monetech consultants are also involved in the definition of standards and guidelines for the NFC industry where GlobalPlatform Card Specifications are the cornerstone.
Joining GlobalPlatform is a logical way for Monetech to feed our field experience and market knowledge into the association, while delivering the latest advances to our customers through GlobalPlatform technology.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) is a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan that was founded in 1985.
Since then, the company has become one of the largest telephone operating companies by revenue and has remained committed to providing secure networks for its customers to realize communications for a productive society.
In the interest of creating a “new world of communication brought about by sharing of contextualized knowledge” in a “broadband and ubiquitous society”, the NTT is undertaking R&D to create new communication services and to foster foundational technologies that will realize communication networks to support these services. Moreover, the NTT is also actively engaging in research to address the emerging needs of AI and IoT technology.
NXP Semiconductors was founded in 1953 in the Netherlands. The company manufactures a range of semiconductor products as well as providing solutions that aim to enhance and drive the security of connected devices, particularly automotives.
As such, the company’s extensive product portfolio includes identification and security solutions that utilize NFC, secure access and authentication technology, media and audio processing equipment, wireless, RF and powerment tools as well as single chip system solutions.
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Oracle, headquartered in California, provides more than 430,000 customers in 175 countries with enterprise cloud computing solutions, including software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service. The company’s application suites, platforms, and infrastructure leverage the latest technologies and emerging ones, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT).
Oracle has more than 138,000 employees globally, including 40,000 developers and engineers and 19,000 implementation consultants, and holds more than 17,000 patents worldwide.
Orange has been providing communication services for 200 years and now serves 230 million customers across Europe. On 1 June 2006, Orange became the France Telecom’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in France and the United Kingdom, and Orange Business Services the brand for services provided to corporations across the world.
France Telecom is the second largest mobile operator and internet service provider (ISP) in Europe, and one of the world leaders in telecommunications services to multinational companies. France Telecom is listed on the Euronext Paris Eurolist market and on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has 153,000 employees across Europe, holds 6930 patents and provides 4G to 18 different countries.
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Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…That’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. It could be the smartphone in your pocket, the tablet on your coffee table, that wireless modem in your briefcase… it could even be that navigation system in your car or that action camera strapped to your chest.
Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.
Rambus was founded in 1990 and is an American technology licensing company that specializes in innovative solutions for IoT, cloud, enterprise and mobile. This includes cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products from memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting for markets including automotive, financial, transport, pay TV and IoT.
Rambus aims to improve the competitive advantage of its customers through its chip technology, customizable IP cores, and architecture licenses, tools and services. It’s products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems across the world.
The company is also partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs to further power and secure diverse applications including big data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.
Riscure was founded in 2001 by Marc Witteman, who has been working the field of chip security since 1993. Operating from Delft in the Netherlands, Riscure started serving customers from all around the world. During the first years, security evaluation services were the main focus, mostly for customers in the financial industry. Later on the evaluation services also evolved towards the pay- tv industry. When in 2005 the first product was sold to a customer, development of security test equipment also became integral to Riscure’s business. In 2011 Riscure opened an office in San Francisco USA in order to get local presence for its customers in North America.
Riscure challenges the security of chips and devices by using thorough and inventive testing to discover security weaknesses. Use Riscure and find out how strong your security really is. Our international team of experts combines the latest attack techniques on hardware and software to explore the strength of your product. We can evaluate it for you or you can purchase our test equipment to do it yourself.
Samsung was founded in 1938 in South Korea and has grown to become one of the world’s foremost electronics companies, managing more than 200 subsidiaries around the world. Today Samsung’s products are recognized across the world, and the company is ranked as a top 10 global brand.
The company’s offerings include home appliances such as TVs, monitors, refrigerators, and washing machines as well as key mobile telecommunications products like smartphones and tablets. Samsung also continues to be a trusted provider of key electronic components like DRAM and non-memory semiconductors.
Samsung SDS is a leading information and communication technology (ICT) service provider with broad experience serving both enterprise and public sector customers in domestic and international markets.
Samsung SDS offers a diverse array of services based on accurate understanding of customers’ needs, and forward looking thought leadership, while paying close attention to providing value to our customers.
We can help our customers increase their competitiveness by offering the most optimal ICT services that are customized for their business environments, leveraging the most knowledgeable professionals and proven, innovative technologies.
Samsung SDS, a global ICT service provider, will be your dependant partner enabling you to create a new opportunities with the most innovative services for your most important businesses.
Secure Platforms Technology Co., Ltd. (SP-Tek) is a developer of multi-application smart card based on open platform. A technology intensive company founded by a group of engineers from the kernel engineers, cryptography specialist and smart card engineers from different continents of the world and initially based on Korea, and soon to be multi-national company. SP-Tek will be a member of Global Platform and a true believer of the potential of the open platform technology, will change our world of daily life significantly, the core of the future technology.
SP-Tek has successfully completed JAVA Smart Card series fully compatible with Global Platform standards, formerly Visa Open Platforms standards. SP-Tek is confident about its compatibilities in engineering and price competitiveness.
SERMA Safety and Security provides support to every sector for which data confidentiality, assets protection, service security, service availability and integrity and operations safety are of prime importance. SERMA experts are accustomed to managing embedded and connected systems, product and industrial security, internet of things and information systems.
SERMA Safety and Security supports designers, integrators and users of complex systems to help them manage all issues related to security and dependability: at the initial design stage, during the evaluation process and beyond.
The SERMA Safety and Security Information Technology Security Evaluation Facility (ITSEF) is one of the biggest in Europe and the world. It is the result of over 20 years’ experience of product security. Accredited by more than 15 private and national schemes (French Common Criteria ANSSI) the laboratory helps smartcard, passport, UICC and systems developers to secure their products.
Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co., Ltd. is a leading Chinese integrated circuit design company. It has been established in 1998 and went public in Hong Kong Growing Enterprise Market on August 4th, 2000, code (GEM HK: 8102.HK). Direct connection with Fudan University guarantees the cutting-edge technology and access to brightest talents of the industry. Meanwhile, an experienced management sustains stable growth and outstanding quality.
There are 5 product lines and system solutions provided by Fudan Microelectronics. These products include IC cards, Power Electronics, Telecommunication Chips, Motor/automobile Electronics and Consumer Electronics. We also provide solutions for businesses.
Company description :
Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co., Ltd. is a Chinese integrated circuit (IC) design company. Established in 1998, it became a public company within Hong Kong’s Growing Enterprise Market in 2000 (GEM HK: 8102.HK). On January 8th2014, the enterprise transferred of listing from GEM to Main Board(stock code: 1385).
The company was founded in Shanghaiand aims to develop the microelectronics industry in China,with five product lines and system solutions: IC cards, power electronics, telecommunication chips, motor/automobile electronics and consumer electronics.
The diversification of its product portfolio has been made possible by the company’s collaboration with Fudan University, which has enabled access to cutting edge technology and resources. Today, the company employs over 700 members of staff and boasts a global customer network.
Bank card solution:
GP standards and JAVA card application Security certification of UnionPay chip cards PBOC2.0/3.0 debit/credit, electronic-cash, QPBOC and Q extended testing
GlobalPlatform Implementation Programs:
Standard financial IC cards support debit/credit application, electronic cash application and petty contactless payment application of electronic cash.
Based on ICT-based growth capacity and sound financial structure, SK Telink is focusing its capabilities to enhance the value of the Group by discovering new growth engines. On August 1, 2015, SK holdings merged with SK C&C to be newly established as a holding company to improve the value for shareholders by securing new growth engines for the future and improving the governance structure. The new holding company has gained reinforce competitiveness based on a combination of SK C&C’s ICT-based growth capacity and SK holdings’ resources and management capacity. By fostering the top five growth areas, which include information technology (IT) services, information and communications technology (ICT) convergence, liquefied natural gas (LNG), bio/pharmaceuticals, and semiconductor materials and modules, we aim to take a step forward to our vision of attaining our revenue target of KRW 200 trillion by 2020. SK holdings will contribute to the social and national economic development and create better value for the customers, shareholders and organization members by driving growth and creating new jobs based on its stable holding company system.
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (“Spreadtrum”) is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum’s solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum’s customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world.
Founded in April 2001, Spreadtrum is headquartered in Shanghai, China with R&D centers in Shanghai, Beijing Tianjin, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Xiamen, San Diego, San Jose, Finland and India, technical support center in Shenzhen, and international field support offices in Korea, Taiwan and Mexico. Spreadtrum’s products support a broad range of wireless communications standards, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, HSPA+ and TD-LTE.
Spreadtrum’s key strength is its passion for technical innovation, with notable industry firsts in multi-SIM, 40nm baseband, single-chip multimode RF transceivers, and low-power TD-SCDMA smartphone technologies. Spreadtrum combines its expertise in wireless broadband, signal processing and IC design technology and software development to offer terminal manufacturers a comprehensive portfolio of highly integrated baseband processor and RF solutions, protocol software and software application platforms for wireless devices.
Sprint, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2017 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint
STMicroelectronics first came to market in 1987 under the name SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics before becoming STMicroelectronics in 1998. The company is headquartered in Geneva and now operates in over 35 countries, with 11 main manufacturing sites and over 7,500 employees committed to R&D.
The company develops and delivers semiconductor solutions that span the spectrum of microelectronics applications and is now one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world. Its product portfolio includes discrete and standard commodity components, ASICs, full custom devices and semi-custom devices, and application-specific standard products that are today powering the IoT and smart driving markets.
A combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, intellectual property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the company at the forefront of system-on-chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence markets.
Synapse Mobile Networks is world leader in delivering telecoms and IT services, including consulting, development, support and sales. The company offers a diverse range of services based on a commitment to exceed customer expectations, such as Automatic Device Management Systems, which Synapse invented in 2001, an Equipment Identity Register, and a Roaming Service Centre. With customer service and a passion for mobile communication at the center of their ethos, their technology has been deployed in more than 180 networks globally, serving over 3 million subscribers.
The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. It focuses on engineering and natural sciences, which cooperate closely with outstanding humanities and social sciences departments. The university has an international reputation for excellent research and is constantly developing our research, teaching and innovation portfolio to continue opening up important opportunities for the future of society.
The university offers over 110 degree programmes in engineering, natural sciences and humanities.
TELUS International is the global arm of TELUS Corporation, the second largest telecommunications service provider in Canada more than 12 million customer connections. For more than 100 years, TELUS has been delivering innovative telecommunications solutions to consumers and businesses including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, wireless, entertainment and video.
Named as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital, TELUS was also named as the Most Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation globally by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2010). TELUS is also one of only nine Canadian companies across all sectors to be named among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World by Corporate Knights research firm (2010).
As TELUS Corporation’s global arm, TELUS International delivers world-class contact center, IT and business process outsourcing solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected corporations in the financial services, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and energy and utilities industries.
With global delivery capabilities, our multi-shore, multi-language programs offer safe, secure infrastructure, value-based pricing, skills-based resources and exceptional customer service – all backed by TELUS, our multi-billion dollar telecommunications parent.
Thales is a world-leading player in the security market. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, we have a unique capability to design, to develop and to deploy solutions for the world’s most complex security requirements. Our security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and civil operators to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Our ITSEF evaluates various kind of security devices and products according to Common Criteria Schemes and Privates Schemes like ANSSI, EMVCo, VISA, Mastercard and AMEX.
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: GlobalPlatform based solutions from Thales include P3 (personalization preparation process) for EMV and ID smart card data preparation and hardware security modules for secure key generation, protection of data between data preparation and card personalization systems, and the generation and protection of PINs. The systems were developed using GlobalPlatform Scripting Language Specification v1.1.0 and GlobalPlatform Guide to Common Personalization v1.0.
GlobalPlatform Implementation Programs: Thales e-Security has been involved in over 250 P3 implementations globally. The system is being used by individual issuing banks and multi-issuer bureaux. The P3 system has been integrated with card management and personalization systems from other companies within the GlobalPlatform member community.
Our active involvement with GlobalPlatform has enabled us to keep pace with the development of specifications and standards in the smart card industry and to develop productive relationships with other members.
Established in 1900, Toppan Printing has broadly diversified operations covering: Information & Networks (securities & cards, commercial printing, publication printing), Living Environment (packaging, industrial materials), and Electronics. Toppan provides support in every realm of the smart card, from the planning and developing business to the manufacturing and issuing of entire smart card systems.
Toshiba developed Japan’s first smart card in 1981, and has continued to promote the business ever since, through development, manufacture and sales. The Toshiba Smart Card is a key part of all sorts of transactions – widely used by commerce and finance, broadcasting, government and municipal offices, traffic and communication – and Toshiba continues to devote resources to products that suit the needs of each field. Toshiba’s Smart Cards bring cutting-edge technology and comprehensive capabilities to the advanced information society.
GlobalPlatform Based Solutions: Toshiba provides Smart Card PROFINIA JC series compliant to JavaCard2.2.1/GlobalPlatform Card Specification 2.1.1.
GlobalPlatform Implementation Programs: Credit Card, Cash Card, and Electronic Money, etc.
As GlobalPlatform technology integrates individual requirements of wide market segments, it will lower the time and cost to develop versatile smart card products.
Truphone is a global mobile network that was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has an international presence and achieves coverage for consumers in over 190 countries; offering a local service experience enabled by its unique centralized services model, global partner ecosystem and patented SIM technology.
Truphone’s three primary products are:
In May 2018 Truphone received GSMA accreditation for its eSIM subscription management solution.
TrustCB is the commercial certification body operating many of the world’s most productive general purpose and dedicated schemes, including the Dutch CC scheme NSCIB, MIFARE v3.0, and SESIP.
The company builds and optimizes these schemes for trusted high-assurance certifications in predictably-short timeframes. Usually based on the rigor of the Common Criteria certification process, it is tailored to the specific industry vertical, such as transport ticketing, IoT and automotive. This expert adaptation ensures that mobile-era commercial timelines can be reliably met, while maintaining indisputable high assurance levels.
Thus it is no wonder that that TrustCB is trusted to verify many of the world’s crucial technologies as well as those on the cutting edge.
Trustonic is a venture formed in 2012 by blue chip leaders in the semiconductor industry (ARM) and digital security (Gemalto) to enable optimum security on all smart connected devices and associated services and applications. Trustonic pioneered the adoption of advanced Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) security technology into the world’s leading mobile devices, such as those from Samsung, vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi, LG, Meizu and Gionee, and has working solutions today underpinning Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Alipay and Symantec VIP.
Today more than one billion devices integrate the Trustonic Secured Platforms (TSP), and in 2017 Trustonic became the first vendor globally to achieve Common Criteria security certification for a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)* device security product.
UBIVELOX has strong technology and accumulated experience in the area of mobile widget and web service, solutions and service platforms for telematics and mobile. In addiction, UBIVELOX is the strong and competent company that has developed and supplied competitive smart card chips in various areas including finance, communication, transportation and public services as well as integrated smart card solutions to financial institution first in Korea, based on original technology of smart card areas.
Company description : UBIVELOX is a provider of smart card and mobile payment solutions to the banking, transport, telecommunications, M2M and government sectors. It was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Korea. Each year, the company delivers over 80 million banking cards to its customers, in addition to producing up to 50 million licensed system on chip (SoC) cards. In doing so UBIVELOX focuses on two business domains: smart cards and mobile convergence solutions, including smart card systems and secure elements,and mobile wallets and service platforms. Its product portfolio includes contactless and dual interface EMV cards for high security applications, contactless cards used in access control and an embedded Secure Element(eSE) one-chip packaging solution that works in conjunction with NFC technology for a broad range of secure mobile services.
SCMS (Smart Card Management Solution)
SCCS (Smart Card Communication Solution)
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Finance card personalization
SCCS Non-finance card personalization
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Illinois. It is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key areas: product safety, environment, life & health, knowledge services and verification services.
UL helps companies demonstrate safety, confirm compliance, enhance sustainability, manage transparency, deliver quality and performance, strengthen security, protect brand reputation, build workplace excellence, and advance societal wellbeing. Some of the services offered by UL include: inspection, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification.
The company is committed to serving its global network of customers and has 170 laboratories globally dedicated to testing and certification.
Valid (BM&FBOVESPA: VLID3 ON), is a global company with more than 60 years of operation and a wide portfolio of technological secure solutions for the financial and banking markets, mobile industry, people identification, objects and transactions, data management, Internet of Things (IoT) and Track & Trace. Valid has 6,000 employees, offices in 16 countries and achieved revenues of USD 537 million in 2016. Today, the company has more than 60% market share of the identification documents issued in Brazil, is among the 10 largest banking card companies globally and the 5th largest producer of SIM Cards in the world. Valid’s activities consider the particularities of each region and culture to create customized and integrated solutions for its customers.
Verizon Communications was created on June 30, 2000 by Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp., in one of the largest mergers in U.S. business history. GTE and Bell Atlantic evolved and grew through decades of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Now, Verizon is a global leader in delivering broadband, video and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers, with 161,000 employees worldwide.
Verizon also provides communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, delivers business solutions to customers around the world and is active in managed security and areas of emerging tech such as IoT.
Visa was founded in 1958 in California and now operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network, providing processing services and payment product platforms to consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries. This includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world, and Visa/PLUS is one of the world’s largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 170 countries.
As an association owned by more than 20,000 financial institutions members, Visa is committed to the sustained growth of electronic payment systems and as such develops common standards and specifications to facilitate commerce and provide its member financial institutions with global payment platform development.
Since its establishment in 1994, Watchdata has been taking the lead to develop and provide security enabling solutions for electronic transaction applications and data critical e-commerce activities, based on its expertise in data security and encryption technology.
With the development of China’s first own proprietary smart card operation system TimeCOS in 1995, Watchdata has been one of the driving forces in improving security for electronic transaction systems and has played a key and defining role in the introduction of smart card technology in China. Watchdata’s offerings range from smart card operating system, smart card, card terminals, card management system, and public key infrastructure (PKI) products to security consulting.
Watchdata owns its own Operation System, TimeCOS. It is the first Proprietary Operation System in China. Having full control of the Operation System, Watchdata ensures the success of our customers with the empowerment of our high quality products and the efficient speed of delivery to the market.
Watchdata not only remains committed to providing data security to companies and organizations both in the public and commercial sectors, Watchdata aids in attaining a higher level of security for IT services. Being ranked as the worldwide No. 6 smart card vendor in 2004 (worldwide top 10 smart card vendor from 2001-2005) and the market leader in China, Watchdata has provided innovative, leading edge security solutions to meet the end-to-end security needs of many organizations. Moreover, Watchdata has also been crowned No. 1 in the Top 100 Most Promising SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) in early 2006.
Watchdata has been greatly involved in standardization organizations. Watchdata is a member of ETSI, EuroSmart and MasterCard Worldwide.
Winbond Electronics Corporation is a worldwide leading supplier of specialty memory IC’s. The company provides memory solution backed by the expert capabilities of design, manufacturing and sales services.
Winbond’s product portfolio, consisting of Mobile DRAM, Specialty DRAM and Code Storage Flash, is widely used by tier–1 customers in consumer, communication, computer peripheral and automotive markets. Our 300 mm wafer fab keeps pace with advanced process technologies to provide high–quality memory IC products.
The Company was established in September 1987 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1995 with headquarter in Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung, Taiwan . Winbond also has subsidiaries in China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan and the US.
Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the IT enterprises that specializes in the research, development and production of smart card, information security, system integration, terminal equipment and other associated products.
With the persistence of its development strategy of independent research and technological innovation, supported by its key competitiveness in innovation and good service, the business scope of Tianyu includes smart card and terminal equipment, information security and system integration. Customers of Tianyu spread over multiple areas such as telecommunication, taxation, social security, finance, information security, education, government and public utilities.
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart card, information security technology and products, Tianyu has rich experience in the manufacture and development of smart cards, and employs a team of professional technicians. To date, Tianyu has been the formal SIM card supplier to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. It is also strong in domestic smart card areas such as social security, finance and taxation. In 2004, Tianyu successfully entered the international market, bringing its products to Europe, America, Africa and Southeast Asia.
In order to assist the future development of the company, Tianyu will offer its customers the best service through the quality of its technology and products, strive to continuously improve customer satisfaction and work together with its customers to achieve maximum mutual benefit.
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