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May 05, 2016

Headline News from - May 5, 2016



  • Samsung Reinvents the Refrigerator - "Groceries by MasterCard – Order groceries online from leading retailers like Fresh Direct and ShopRite and pay for them through a simple, single check-out with any U.S.-issued credit or debit cards."sa
  • GlobalPlatform and FIDO Alliance sign memorandum of understanding to ease identity authentication - "The two industry associations are working to ease FIDO authenticator development on GlobalPlatform-based secure component products. This will enable service providers to efficiently incorporate user authentication features – such as voice recognition and biometrics – as part of their GlobalPlatform-secure deployments."


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January 20, 2014

GlobalPlatform Announces Board of Directors for 2014

Globalplatform 240pxGlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2014.

For the fourth year, Marc Kekicheff – Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. retains his position as Chairman. Uwe Wittig – Group Vice-President within the Mobile Security Business Unit at Giesecke & Devrient continues as GlobalPlatform Vice-Chairman; and Yves Moulart – Director of Development and Innovation within STMicroelectronics' Secure MCUs Division, Integrated Secure Solutions, is again confirmed as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer.

The GlobalPlatform Board of Directors, in its entirety, consists of the following GlobalPlatform Members:

  • Marc Kekicheff, Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation – Visa Inc.
  • Uwe Wittig, Group Vice-President within the Mobile Security Business Unit – Giesecke & Devrient
  • Yves Moulart, Director of Development and Innovation, Secure MCUs Division, Integrated Secure Solutions – STMicroelectronics
  • Simon Moore, Director of Engineering of the Secure Services Division – ARM
  • Rémi de Fouchier, Vice-President, Marketing Communication – Gemalto
  • Arnaud du Chéné, Vice President, Head of Product Quality within Global Chip & Contactless Solutions – MasterCard Worldwide
  • Eikazu Niwano, Producer in the R&D Planning Department – NTT Corporation
  • Andreas Muehlberger, Senior Director Engineering – NXP Semiconductors Business Unit Identification
  • Sebastian Hans, Senior Standardization Manager – Oracle
  • Jeppe Dorff, Head of Transaction Services – Rogers Communication
  • Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer – Trustonic

April 20, 2010

New GlobalPlatform Technical Paper on Secure Elements in Mobile Devices

GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has released a technical paper that analyzes the implications of managing multiple secure chips in a single mobile handset to deliver near-field-communication (NFC) services. The document, GlobalPlatform’s Requirements for NFC Mobile: Management of Multiple Secure Elements, is free to download. READ MORE »

March 24, 2010

GlobalPlatform Launches Trusted Service Manager Working Group

GlobalPlatform has announced a new Trusted Service Manager (TSM) Working Group within its Systems Committee. "Created in response to market demand, the group will focus initial activity on specifying a standard language to facilitate communication between TSMs operating within the banking sector and mobile network operators (MNO)." READ MORE »

November 30, 2009

GlobalPlatform Enhances Internet Connectivity Support

GlobalPlatform has announced the launch of the GlobalPlatform Card Networked Framework v1.0. According to GlobalPlatform, "the technical document - which can be downloaded at - introduces new concepts that will allow GlobalPlatform cards to support a sophisticated networked environment." The GlobalPlatform Card Networked Framework v1.0 will be of particular interest to mobile network operators as many of their networks are IP based and there is a long-term requirement to upgrade to 4G networks and capabilities. READ MORE »

September 29, 2009

American Express Joins GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has announced that American Express has joined as its newest Full Member. Amex’s initial focus will be to participate in GlobalPlatform’s current standardization efforts to support the convergence of the payment and mobile technical landscapes. READ MORE »

April 21, 2009

New GlobalPlatform White Paper on NFC Mobile

GlobalPlatform has published a new white paper titled "The GlobalPlatform Proposition for NFC Mobile: Secure Element Management & Messaging" that is intended to outline its technical contribution and commitment to the near field communication (NFC) mobile market. The paper details how GlobalPlatform Specifications are able to support all roles in the NFC ecosystem and outlines the roles and responsibilities of each player in the maintenance of an end-to-end security chain to ensure the secure management of over-the air applications between a service provider’s back office and the secure element on a chip.

March 09, 2009

PayPal Joins GlobalPlatform to Help Develop Mobile Best Practices

GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, has announced that PayPal has become its latest member. According to the organization, "PayPal, the leading global online payments service, will bring its expertise to GlobalPlatform and contribute to the ongoing development of standards to ensure interoperability across the payments industry." READ MORE »
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