Gemplus and IBM Join Forces to Deliver Worldwide Smart Card Solutions; Cooperation to Boost Growth of Global Market.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2001
Gemplus (Nasdaq:GEMP) and IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) today announced a services and technology agreement to collaborate on providing smart card solutions to customers of both companies worldwide.
As part of the agreement, Gemplus will combine their strength in card personalization Custom tailoring information to the individual. On the Web, personalization means returning a page that has been customized for the user, taking into consideration that person's habits and preferences. , issuance and logistics, with IBM's systems integration capabilities and Chip Management System solution to offer robust, leading edge, smart card solutions across every industry sector.
"The IBM and Gemplus agreement will provide customers with integrated, end to end solutions that support their business needs. This cooperation significantly enhances our capability to deliver smart card solutions by drawing upon our respective capabilities. Customers and business partners will have increased access to a combination of multifunction smart cards Example of widely used contactless smart cards are Hong Kong's Octopus card, Paris' Calypso/Navigo card and Lisbon' LisboaViva card, which predate the ISO/IEC 14443 standard. The following tables list smart cards used for public transportation and other electronic purse applications. , their applications and lifecycle management," said John Kirby John Kirby (or Kirkby) is the name of several persons:
"Using the strengths of both our companies, IBM and Gemplus will capitalize upon this agreement to deliver best of breed solutions to fit our customers needs," said Gilles Michel, Executive VP Financial Services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. Gemplus. "Smart Card lifecycle management and integration services are crucial for a successful smart card implementation. This agreement will allow for one-stop shopping and an integrated approach."
A major part of the companies' agreement will focus on the deployment of a Smart Card Life Cycle Management Application. Through using IBM's Chip Management System solution (CMS-e), subscribers will be able to update authorized au·thor·ize
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1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction: data elements and add or delete entire applications directly onto the smart card. It will also allow issuers to control, monitor, update, or delete card applications such as the addition of new Public and Private Keys and payment or loyalty applications. Coupling the CMS-e system with the manufacturing, personalization, issuance, logistics and customization services of Gemplus will provide smart card customers a complete managed solution.
The IBM/Gemplus cooperation represents a significant step towards fulfilling the benefits and value of multiple applications being stored on a single card.
Gemplus: the world's leading smart card solutions provider
Since its creation in 1988, Gemplus International Acquired by the Texas Pacific Group in 2000, Luxemburg-based Gemplus International SA was a leading provider of smart cards and related technologies, until its June 2, 2006 merger with rival Axalto; the combined entity is known as Gemalto. S.A.(Euronext:Sicovam 5768 and Nasdaq:GEMP) has driven the global marketing and deployment of smart card-based applications for telecommunications, financial services and e-business security.
Gemplus is instrumental throughout the value chain -- chip design, card management systems, software development, and consulting -- delivering integrated custom-made solutions for the security, personalization and privacy management needs of clients and partners worldwide.
Gemplus technology has played a defining role in the development of wireless telephony telephony without wires, usually employing electric waves of high frequency emitted from an oscillator or generator, as in wireless telegraphy. A telephone transmitter causes fluctuations in these waves, it being the fluctuations only which affect the receiver.
See also: Wireless since the introduction of SIM cards into the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) A digital cellular phone technology based on TDMA that is the predominant system in Europe, but also used worldwide. Developed in the 1980s, GSM was first deployed in seven European countries in 1992. standard in 1990. For more than a decade, Gemplus has pioneered applications that enable network operators around the world to answer the changing needs of their customers. Gemplus was first to market with a 3G card and supplies a product range compliant with new and emerging transmission standards -- 2.5G, 3G.
In 2000, revenue was 1.205 BE, up 57% from the previous year's 767ME. Net income was 99 ME. Gemplus employs more than 7800 people in 37 countries worldwide.
Since Dec. 11, 2000, Gemplus shares have been trading on Euronext Paris Euronext Paris is France's securities market, formerly known as the Paris Bourse, which merged with the Amsterdam and Brussels exchanges in September 2000 to form Euronext NV, which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange. S.A. First Market and on NASDAQ in the form of ADSs. Gemplus: www.gemplus.com
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate in·no·vate
v. in·no·vat·ed, in·no·vat·ing, in·no·vates
To begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time.
To begin or introduce something new. . IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions, and technologies that enable enterprises to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. IBM has helped hundreds of companies deliver their services to wireless devices . To extend e-business to mobile e-business, IBM is exploiting its systems integration expertise, web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, www.friendlyisp.com/pat_smith. experience, and e-business application capability providing the reliability, scalability, global reach and security businesses need to succeed. IBM can be found on the Web at www.ibm.com.