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Fingerprint Cards (FPC) joins GlobalPlatform

15 April 2013 - FPC joins GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, as its latest Participating Member. The Sweden-based company develops and produces biometric components and technologies that, through the analysis and matching of an individual's unique fingerprint, verify the person's identity.

As a GlobalPlatform participating member, the company has chosen to contribute to the GlobalPlatform Device Committee, assisting its work to define an open security architecture for consumer and connected devices. Additionally, FPC will engage in GlobalPlatform's Task Force initiatives, with a particular focus on the activity of the Mobile Task Force; a group which is working to further the business requirements of the secure mobile services ecosystem in order to establish an agreed infrastructure.

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: "GlobalPlatform continues to receive a huge amount of interest in its work to secure devices as more and more sensitive data is hosted on mobile handsets. Fingerprint technology can play a key role in authenticating a user's secure access to mobile services so we are pleased to see further engagement from this market."

Jorgen Lantto, Executive Vice President, CTO and Head of Strategy and Product Management at FPC, comments: "We develop fingerprint sensors that offer enhanced security and convenience for secure transactions, amongst other use cases. As GlobalPlatform leads the standardization activities for secure trusted end-to-end solutions, it is natural for us to join the association. Through our membership, we hope to help simplify the ongoing integration of fingerprint sensor technology into its industry specifications in order to drive further standardization in this area and promote global interoperability."

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