GlobalPlatform has released figures showing a conservatively estimated annual increase of 15% in the total number of smart cards which use its card specification as the basis for card infrastructure, that have been deployed globally.
Gemalto has been selected to supply its Sealys eTravel solution to India’s national security printer, India Security Press. The technology will initially be used for the country’s rollout of ePassports to officials and diplomats.
Contactless technology firm ASK has secured 11 million euros of investment in its latest round of financing. XAnge and CDC Entreprises have each invested 5 million euros in the French firm, while CDC Innovation – an early investor in the company – has contributed 1 million euros.