GlobalPlatform announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2014*, following annual elections for six of the eleven Board seats. Individual members to serve as Board Officers for a one-year term have also been confirmed, as well as the appointment of a new Mobile Task Force Chair. 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. First-year members to serve a two-year term include Yves Moulart, Simon Moore, Solutions Architect – 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 and Sebastian Hans, Senior Standardization Manager – Oracle. Additionally, Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Trustonic was elected to serve a one-year term.
GlobalPlatform announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2013, following annual elections for six of the eleven Board seats. Marc Kekicheff – Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. retains his position as Chairman for the third consecutive year. GlobalPlatform Vice-Chairman, Uwe Wittig – Group Vice President, Head of Business Line Payment, Transit and Authentication at Giesecke & Devrient, and GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer, Yves Moulart – Director of Development and Innovation within STMicroelectronics’ Secure MCUs Division, Secure Software Solutions have also been re-appointed to their respective roles at GlobalPlatform. Elected to serve a two year term were Janne Uusilehto – Director / Head of Product Security – Nokia; Eikazu Niwano – Producer in the R&D Planning Department – NTT Corporation; Andreas Muehlberger – Senior Director Engineering – NXP Semiconductors Business Unit Identification; and Jeppe Dorff – Head of Transaction Services – Rogers Communication.
GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2011-12, following annual elections for five of the eleven Board seats. Marc Kekicheff, Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation within the Technology Office at Visa Inc. retains his position as Chairman of the organization for the second year. Uwe Wittig, Group Vice-President within the Payment Division of the Cards and Services Business Unit at Giesecke & Devrient also continues as Vice-Chair. For the fifth consecutive year Yves Moulart, Director of Development and Innovation within STMicroelectronics’ Secure MCUs Division, Secure Software Solutions will serve as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer.
GlobalPlatform has officially launched its compliance program trademark to ensure the creation and maintenance of an interoperable, sustainable and trusted end-to-end environment for managing applications on secure chip technology. GlobalPlatform’s compliance program secretariat will manage all qualification processes – for products, test tools and laboratories – and issue the GlobalPlatform qualified trademark to successful vendors. As the compliance program initially focuses on the GlobalPlatform UICC Configuration, UICCs will be the first to present GlobalPlatform’s qualified trademark in the market. A UICC that achieves this qualification offers reassurances to those operating in the mobile services ecosystem that it meets the functional requirements outlined by the industry body.
GlobalPlatform has officially launched its compliance program trademark. With the appointment of a dedicated program secretariat, established testing infrastructure and qualified test tool providers and laboratories, the program is set to ensure the creation and maintenance of an interoperable, sustainable and trusted end-to-end environment for managing applications on secure chip technology. This will manage all qualification processes for products, test tools and laboratories and issue the GlobalPlatform qualified trademark to vendors.
Smart card specification body GlobalPlatform 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.
technological possibilities and challenges of using multiple secure
elements such as tamper resistant devices with embedded microprocessor chips in a mobile device. The
document, “GlobalPlatform’s Requirements for NFC Mobile:
Management of Multiple Secure Elements” is the result of this investigation,
which identified two different business models, and details the
functional requirements needed to support the acknowledged technical
architectures to include Architecture without aggregation. Only one secure element is
active and able to perform a contactless transaction. The end-user is responsible for using the handset interface to select the correct secure element
and Architecture with aggregation. Any application on any secure element can perform a contactless transaction at any time.
The device communicates directly with the secure element to active the
Smart card advisory GlobalPlatform has announced its Board of Directors
for FY 2008-2009. Sebastien Tormos, VP Marketing at Datacard Group is
the new Chairman and will be supported by Marc Kekicheff,
Senior Business Leader of Product Technologies at Visa Inc., who will be
GlobalPlatform’s Vice Chair for a fourth term and Yves Moulart ÃÂ¢ÃÂ
Director of Cards, Technology and Architecture within
STMicroelectronics’ Smart Card Products, Software Engineering division
as Secretary/Treasurer. Five new Board members were selected that
include Bob Beer, Business Consultant – Aconite; Jean-Loup Depinay,
Program Manager R&D Funding ÃÂ¢ÃÂ Oberthur Card Systems; Dominic Fedronic,
Chief Technology Officer – ActivIdentity; Eikazu Niwano, Senior Research
Engineer, Service Integration LaboratoriesÃÂ¢ÃÂ NTT Corporation and Uwe
Wittig, Group Vice President, Cards & Services, Division Payment –
Giesecke & Devrient. One of the first duties of the new Board of
Directors was to reappoint Shoji Taniguchi, Chief Marketing Specialist
at Toshiba Corporation, to his position as Strategic Director to
maintain responsibility for
positioning GlobalPlatform in key Japanese and Asian government initiatives.
Global Platform has published “A Universal Integrated Circuit Card
(UICC) Configuration” which outlines a common and neutral environment to
facilitate the secure over-the-air delivery of new and creative mobile
services to consumers. EMVCo, the European Telecommunications Standards
Institute (ETSI), GSM Association, the Mobey Forum, mobile network
operators, payment systems
and public transport operators, have all provided valuable input into
GlobalPlatform’s “UICC Configuration”. The UICC Configuration is the
implementation guide for deploying
GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.2 within the mobile services sector
and managing the secure delivery of over-the-air of new services. A key
feature of the “UICC Configuration”
is its flexibility, which enables the issuer to select the services to
be offered to third parties by personalization and ensures the
technology can support a diverse range of business models in various
ecosystems. Providing mobile operator and financial sector security,
this configuration also allows the actors involved in the delivery of a
mobile implementation to use their current application deployment scheme.
Smart card specifications association GlobalPlatform has released figures
conservatively estimated annual increase of 15% in the total number of
smart cards, which utilize the GlobalPlatform Card Specification as the
basis for card infrastructure, that have been deployed globally.the number
of deployed GlobalPlatform based smart cards has risen from 265 million to
305.7 million worldwide. Ninety GlobalPlatform-based card
implementations have now been reported across Europe, Asia, Australasia
and the Americas. GlobalPlatform has also identified the key
industry sectors driving issuance of GlobalPlatform based smart cards.
Of the 305.7 million cards deployed to date, 45%has been issued by
governments, primarily for ID and healthcare applications; 32.7% has been
issued by the mobile telecommunications sector; 21.9% has been issued by
the financial sector; 0.4% has been issued by the transit sector.
An additional two billion mid range USIM/SIM cards worldwide are
currently estimated to use GlobalPlatform card technology to enable
over-the-air (OTA) application downloads for 3G and GSM mobile networks.
In October 2007, this figure was reported to be 1.4 billion, resulting
in a year-on-year increase of 43%.
GlobalPlatform has announced its 6 new Board of Directors and Board Officers for FY 2007-2008. Among those elected is Bob Beer, VP for
Datacard Group; Yves Moulart, Director at STMicroelectronics; Marc Birkner, Gemalto Development Director; Dr. Toni Merschen, Group Head for MasterCard Worldwide; Carmen Carnero Silvo, SERMEPA manager and Sebastian Hans, the manager for Sun
Microsystems. GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from around the world
and has accomplished numerous marketing advances with its smart card infrastructure.
Wuhan Tianyu smartcard solutions has joined has joined GlobalPlatform
international smartcard specifications body to actively contribute to the
body’s future technology advancements. Representatives of Tianyu are
to contribute to Advisory Council meetings to sway the direction of
GlobalPlatform initiatives and discuss industry issues and trends.
The platform has been adopted by companies around the world and
is composed of over 40 GlobalPlatform-based smart card
implementations, nearly 100 million GlobalPlatform smart cards
and more than 1 billion GSM implementations.
American Banknote is the newest organization to join as a member of smart card specification body, GlobalPlatform, and the association’s fifth new member since January 2007. A global supplier of secure documents, services and systems, American Banknote joins GlobalPlatform to support the development and promotion of the organization’s open smart card infrastructure, which it will utilize to enhance the deployment of smart card technology throughout the ABnote Group operating companies (Leigh Mardon, ABnote Brazil, Transtex, CPS Technologies, Arthur Blank, American Bank Note Company and Presscard).As a Participating Member of GlobalPlatform, American Banknote representatives will take an active role in the organization’s Systems Committee, helping to evolve the Committee’s technical roadmap and drive the continued, world-wide adoption of GlobalPlatform systems technology. The Systems Committee designs infrastructures for single and multi-application smart card programs and develops associated requirements, specifications and guidelines.American Banknote Corporation is a global supplier of secure documents, services and systems.