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Beijing Tongfang Microelectronics Company Ltd. Becomes GlobalPlatform Member

26 August 2015 – GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, welcomes Beijing Tongfang Microelectronics Company (TMC) as its latest Observer Member.

Based in China, TMC is a fabless integrated circuit design company focusing on smart cards and devices across a range of sectors. As an Observer Member, TMC is able to contribute to the GlobalPlatform Advisory Council, and will prioritize participation in the association’s Security and Identity Task Forces.

"As a secure chip designer, it is imperative that we proactively engage with the technical development and direction of the GlobalPlatform Specifications," comments Fuxi Zhang, Senior Engineer for TMC. "We intend to utilize the enhanced knowledge gained through our membership to drive innovation within the company and look forward to taking advantage of the unparalleled networking opportunities that GlobalPlatform offers to further raise our profile throughout the industry."

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: "We are excited to see continued interest in our membership, particularly from Asia. We warmly welcome TMC and look forward to the valuable regional expertise and insight that it will provide."

For further information or to become a member of GlobalPlatform visit our membership pages.

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About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform defines and develops specifications to facilitate the secure deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its standardized infrastructure empowers service providers to develop services once and deploy across different markets, devices and channels. GlobalPlatform’s security and privacy parameters enable dynamic combinations of secure and non-secure services from multiple providers on the same device, providing a foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.

GlobalPlatform is the international industry standard for trusted end-to-end secure deployment and management solutions. The technology’s widespread global adoption across finance, mobile/telecom, government, premium content, automotive, healthcare, retail and transit sectors delivers cost and time-to-market efficiencies to all. GlobalPlatform supports the long-term interoperability and scalability of application deployment and management through its secure chip technology open compliance program.

As a non-profit, member-driven association, GlobalPlatform has cross-market representation from all continents. 130+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. For more information on GlobalPlatform membership visit www.globalplatform.org

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