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Gemalto Receives Innovation Award at Sesames 2010 for eGoT

December 7, 2010 - Paris, France

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, today announced it has won the IT Security Sesames
award for eGo™. This winning innovation is being showcased at
CARTES & IDentification on the Gemalto booth (3E002).

© Gemalto 2010 - photo credit : Getty images

© Gemalto 2010 - photo credit : Getty images

This Sesames award recognizes Gemalto’s differentiated innovation
,” commented Tan Teck-Lee, Chief Innovation and Technology
Officer. “Our winning entry this year demonstrates our capacity to
bring cutting-edge new ideas to reality, and we are committed to
best-in-class research that will bring benefits to our customers and
end-users alike as the world becomes increasingly digital and wireless.


The Gemalto-invented eGo
makes access to credential-based services extremely intuitive, by simply
touching an eGo-compliant object. This innovation removes the need to
enter a username/password to access and perform actions in a digital

eGo can be made in any form of object imaginable, such as a watch, a
belt, a fabric or a piece of jewelry. It just embeds a biometric sensor
for initial identity verification. After user authentication, the eGo
you wear communicates with the eGo-compliant object you touch, and the
desired electronic transaction is performed on your behalf.

Users for example can log-in on any PC by simply touching an
eGo-compliant mouse; or open a car door without a key. All eGo
electronic transactions are protected, anonymity is possible and user
information privacy is guaranteed.

Gemalto has already started developing eGo applications as part of the
CATRENE* program, which is supported by the EUREKA pan-European

The Sesames awards recognize and celebrate unique contributions and
investments made by leading industry players like Gemalto in developing
innovative products and solutions, which bring trust and convenience to
the digital and wireless world.

Visit the Gemalto stand - 3E002 - at CARTES & IDentification, 7/8/9
December 2010.

*CATRENE: Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe
on NanoElectronics

eGo is trademark of Gemalto

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000
employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers
in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to
communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime,
anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in
ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide
for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card
safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national
security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators,
banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as
subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit
Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access
badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity

Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the
‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine
identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To
complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services
to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the
number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the
company is poised to thrive over the coming years. For more information
please visit

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CONTACTS : Gemalto Media: Europe, Middle East & Africa Peggy Edoire, +33 4 42 36 45 40 or North America Ray Wizbowski, +1 512 257 3950 or Asia Pacific Yvonne Lim, +65 6317 3730 or Latin America Ramzi Abdine, +55 11 5105 7659

Source: Business Wire India


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