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Datang Microelectronics Technology Has Become The Latest Member of GlobalPlatform

23 May, 2007 – Datang Microelectronics Technology (DMT) has announced its membership to the international smart card specification body, GlobalPlatform. As one of China’s largest smart card integrated circuit (IC) design providers, and a leader of the mobile communication smart card market in China, DMT’s decision to join GlobalPlatform reflects the company’s commitment to developing and promoting interoperable specifications for the entire smart card infrastructure.

As an Observer Member of GlobalPlatform, DMT will be able to monitor the card, device and systems technology developments and debates of GlobalPlatform, and alongside all other members, participate in the organization’s Advisory Council; a forum attended by GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director and Board of Directors, which discusses the business and technical activities of the group. DMT will also participate in the recently launched Mobile Task Force, and work with GlobalPlatform to ensure technical specifications meet the requirements of the Chinese mobile telecom smart card industry.

DMT spokesperson comments: “ As one of the most well-known smart card manufacturers in the world, we are pleased to join GlobalPlatform and look forward to collaborating with its other members to enhance the developments of the smart card industry. Our membership to the organization will bring DTM's extensive knowledge of the mobile telecom industry in China to the forum , adding an important facet to the platform .”

Bob Beer, Chairman of GlobalPlatform and Vice President of Business Development at Datacard Group, adds: “We are delighted that DMT has joined our organization to assist GlobalPlatform’s development and promotion of interoperable smart card specifications. As a leader of the rapidly growing mobile communications smart card market in China, we know that DMT’s comprehensive experience will be invaluable to many of our current initiatives, and enhance our reach into the Chinese marketplace.”

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About DMT

Datang Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (DMT), which is one of the largest IC design companies in China, has established one of the largest worldwide, highly complete and sophisticated smart card production lines from chip design, module assembling, embedding to card personalization facilities. It is the unique company in the world that is capable of providing total product and service solutions at all levels of smart cards manufacturing – chip, module and card level. For more information about DMT, visit: https://www.dmt.com.cn

 About GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform is the global leader in smart card infrastructure development and its proven, technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are known as the standard for smart card infrastructure. GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. For more information about GlobalPlatform, visit: www.globalplatform.org

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