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Barbara Strozzilaan 382

Amsterdam, 1083 HN


Phone: 31 20 562 0680


Gemalto N.V. provides digital security products and services worldwide. The company designs, manufactures, and sells smart cards (cards) and point-of-sales terminals (POS terminals). The company offers mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government, and national security. The company supplies to governments, wireless operators, banks, and enterprises a range of personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, smart card access badges, and USB tokens for online identity protection. It also provides software, systems, and services to help its customers achieve their goals. Segments The company's operations are organized into five business segments: Mobile Communication; Secure Transactions (including Financial Services, pay-TV, Healthcare, and Transportation); Security (Government Programs, and Identity and Access Management); Public Telephony; and Point-of-Sales Terminals (POS Terminals). MOBILE COMMUNICATION, SECURE TRANSACTIONS, AND SECURITY The company’s three primary activities: Mobile Communication, Secure Transactions, and Security, sell microprocessor cards (including embedded software), software solutions and services (including device management platforms, services to personalize each device individually), and intellectual property rights licenses. The company also sells other microprocessor based products, such as electronic passports and secure USB keys. The company’s Mobile Communication, Secure Transactions, and Security products cover a range of technologies, including plastic cards, magnetic stripe cards, memory cards, microprocessor cards, and new form factors, including a microprocessor and embedded highly secure software. In addition, the company sells microprocessor subcomponents, or ‘modules’, that include the core software layers, to other card manufacturers. Mobile Communication The company's Mobile Communication products range from low-end products with basic security and stand alone features, to high-end solutions with improved capabilities that allow operators to offer advanced applications. These applications may be activated after the card is in operation in the field, or downloaded remotely to the end-users SIM cards. In this second case, it provides a client-server solution, including pieces of software connected to the operators’ business solutions in their back-office environments. Secure Transactions The company supplies financial cards to financial institutions, transportation cards to urban mass transit operators, and Pay TV subscriber authentication and right management cards to secure access service providers. It offers a range of financial card products, including standardized plastic magnetic stripe cards. It also focuses on designing, manufacturing, and marketing microprocessor cards ranging from cards that enable basic banking applications to multi-application cards. The company sells magnetic stripe cards in China, Latin America, the U.S.A, and European countries. Its transportation sector products (for the London and Paris mass transit authorities) consist mainly of lower-end contactless cards. Security The Security business combines two market sub-segments, Government Programs, and Identity and Access Management. The company’s Government Programs offerings include secure electronic documents, such as e-passport or e-identity cards, and issuance related services for governmental agencies. The Identity & Access Management offerings cover product and solutions based on microprocessor technology for user authentication, typically used in a corporate environment or to access services over the Internet, such as e-banking. PUBLIC TELEPHONY The Public Telephony activity sells memory phone cards. POS TERMINALS The POS Terminals activity sells point-of-sale terminals (including embedded software and related servers) and related technical support and maintenance services. Geographic Areas The company has operations in North and South America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. Acquisitions In September 2008, the company acquired Keycorp’s smart card business, along with Multos Ltd., the company that operates the remote activation service and high-security facility at the heart of the MULTOS security architecture. The business provides MULTOS products and services to the financial services and government sectors. In December 2008, the company acquired NamITech South Africa, which provides secure cards and services in the southern African area.


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