Gemplus International S.A. designs, develops, manufactures and markets microprocessor solutions and non-chip-based products for customers in the telecommunications and financial services and security industries. The Company has two main business segments, Telecommunications and Financial Services and Security. The Telecommunications segment includes the Company's wireless products and services, as well as prepaid telephone cards and other products. The Financial Services and Security segment includes systems and services based on chip card technology in areas such as financial services, identification, healthcare, corporate security, loyalty programs, transportation access, pay-television applications and e-business security activities, as well as magnetic stripe cards for banking applications. In both its telecommunications and financial services and security businesses, Gemplus provides software and services that allow its customers to implement and manage sophisticated systems.
MSFT has decided to use GEMP for their internal security solution:
Gemplus Powers Microsoft's Technology Centers with Smart Cards for Network Security
Tuesday February 24, 2:00 am ET
LUXEMBOURG and HORSHAM, Pennsylvania, February 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Microsoft Technology Centers Around the World Demonstrate Gemplus Smart Cards for Network Security in Windows-based Environments
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM, NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world's leading player in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source 2002: Gartner-Dataquest, Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor.) It has the largest R&D team, unrivalled experience, and an outstanding track record of technological innovation.
Gemplus offers an exceptional range of portable, personalized solutions that bring security and convenience to people's lives. These include Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Identity, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, access control, and a wealth of other applications.
Gemplus' revenue in 2003 was 749 million Euros.
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM, NASDAQ:GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card solutions, today announces the delivery of smart cards, readers, and software to Microsoft for use in the Microsoft Technology Centers around the world. Microsoft will use Gemplus technology to demonstrate to clients the integration and implementation of smart cards in a Windows-based environment for network security.
Microsoft plans to install Gemplus readers and software in its technology centers in the United States (five locations: Redmond, WA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Silicon Valley), Germany, England, Taiwan, Japan, and China during the first half of 2004. Corporate enterprise visitors will be able to see Gemplus smart cards used during demonstrations to securely log-on to PCs, digitally sign e-mails, and perform remote log-ons using a virtual private network.