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Natural ID Specialist Validity Joins GlobalPlatform

07 January 2013 – GlobalPlatform the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its latest Observer Member, Validity Sensors Inc. A leader in natural ID authentication, Validity provides fingerprint sensor solutions for mobile handsets, tablets and notebook computers.

Validity’s membership of GlobalPlatform will focus on the work of the GlobalPlatform Advisory Council and Mobile Task Force, which works to understand the business requirements of the secure mobile services ecosystem to establish an agreed infrastructure.

“Membership in GlobalPlatform will enable us to better support our partners’ mobile authentication implementations”, comments Sebastien Taveau, CTO of Validity. “As Natural ID fingerprint sensors are used to meet the challenges of true authentication in mobile devices, GlobalPlatform’s work on the trusted execution environment (TEE)* is extremely relevant to Validity. We look forward to offering our expertise to GlobalPlatform’s discussions and ensuring our solutions are aligned with the association’s technical output.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: “As our work in the TEE continues to gain momentum, we are delighted to welcome new members from across the industry. The involvement of multiple innovative companies, such as Validity, serves to further increase the authority of our work.”

GlobalPlatform recently announced that it has surpassed 100 members, a landmark achievement which reflects the relevance of the body’s work to standardize the management of applications on secure chip technology in today’s marketplace.

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