Gemalto has acquired Trusted Logic digital security for undisclosed
terms. Gemalto, which already held 32% before the transaction, hopes to
accelerate the international development of Trusted Logic technologies
with the acquisition with secure software for personal portable devices.
With operations in France, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa, Trusted
Logic employs approximately 100 people and revenue of EUR9.8 million in
2008. Gemalto digital security saw 2008 annual revenues of EUR1.68
billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and
service centers in 40 countries. Gemalto delivers mobile connectivity,
identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and
transportation services, e-government and national security.


Atmel Corporation has received the “USB V2.0 Full Speed”
certification for the “AT90SC6464C-USB.” The certification gives customers
the assurance of USB Full-Speed performance when deploying Atmel s USB
secure microcontroller solution on the PC security market addressing
applications such as e-banking, e-commerce, VPN, PKI, secured email and
copy right protection. The dual protocol “AT90SC6464C-USB” secure IC is a
USB device with plug-and-play convenience, while remaining compatible with
the established ISO 7816 infrastructure. The high data transfer rate over
the USB 2.0 Full-Speed interface 12 Mbps combined with a highly secure
architecture gives a very low cost secure IC for emerging applications.