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GlobalPlatform Welcomes New Member Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd.

23 April 2013 - GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, is pleased to welcome smart card and information security chip solution supplier, Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Company Limited (SHHIC) as its latest Observer Member.

In joining GlobalPlatform at Observer level, SHHIC will participate in market-specific task force discussions, with particular reference to the management of secure chip applications deployed within the mobile services sector.

"GlobalPlatform is hugely authoritative within the smart card and smart device field" comments Zhongkui Yuan, Software Manager at SHHIC. "With the association's technology spanning multiple markets - including card and mobile payments - its specifications deliver a complete security management framework. It is therefore essential for our current and future product offering that we engage with the organization. We hope to align our products with the latest GlobalPlatform Specifications and draw on the association's knowledge in order to enhance our product development."

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: "We are delighted to have SHHIC on board and to see continued membership growth in the region. In response to market demand from technology and application providers, GlobalPlatform will be hosting card specification training workshops this September in China to share our technical expertise in secure-chip application management. We look forward to using this as an opportunity to further educate GlobalPlatform technology users in the area as well as engage with our existing members."

For further information or to become a member of GlobalPlatform visit our membership pages. To register your interest in attending the GlobalPlatform Card Specification in China, visit our training pages.

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