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Our 5th Annual Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Seminar is next week!

Anyone not yet registered should secure your place before time runs out!

Our 5th Annual Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Seminar is next week and I'd like to remind anyone not yet registered that time is running out to secure your place! We've got a great agenda lined up with expert speakers presenting on ‘Providing Security for Digital Services and Devices'. As well as TEE industry insights, attendees will be able to take advantage of networking opportunities with delegates and our sponsors – ARM, DPLS Lab, FIME, Huawei, Imagination Technologies, Riscure, Trustonic and CAICT. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners MyPayPass, IFAA, IoT Connectivity Alliance, Payments Cards & Mobile, APSCA, FIDO Alliance, Java Card Forum, SC Alliance and Trusted Computing Group.

Don't forget: all GlobalPlatform Members can send up to 3 employees to the TEE seminar for free. As the world's only industry event exclusively focusing on the evolving TEE landscape, the seminar offers an invaluable experience for all stakeholders concerned with securing digital services and devices. So, if you haven't already, register today!

I look forward to seeing you in Beijing.

Read the Annual Report 0

Our new Annual Report is now available. Read more here.

Register for our Fall Meetings 1

Find out more about our upcoming gathering in Vienna, Austria.

Attend our Regional Advisory Council Meetings 2

Find out details of the upcoming meetings in Beijing and Seoul.

Download the Managing Entity Specification 3

Find out more about our latest specification.

New Documents Available for Review4

Read a summary of the documents currently available for review.

Latest Member News5

Stay up to date on fellow GlobalPlatform Members' activities.

GlobalPlatform Training – Register Now!6

Join us online for expert technical training.

Watch: What is GlobalPlatform for Developers?7

Get to grips with ‘GlobalPlatform for Developers' in this video.

Did You Miss?8

Have you seen the Secure Element Mobile Services Kit yet? Find out more here.

Upcoming Speaker Activity9

We're speaking at several events over the next two months. Find out more.

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Read the Annual Report 2017

Our Annual Report 2017 is now available on the GlobalPlatform website.

Our Annual Report 2017 is now available on the GlobalPlatform website. The report presents just some of GlobalPlatform's accomplishments over the last 12 months, as well as the long-term impact of our technology. It has been another successful year and we would like to thank all of our members for their continued hard work in helping to solve the very real security challenges that today's digital ecosystem is creating.

Download the report here.

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Register for our Fall Meetings

This year's Fall Meetings will be held in Vienna, Austria, between 6 - 10 November

The collaborative week of meetings will provide members with an overview of the ongoing activities within each of GlobalPlatform's Technical Committees and Task Forces, and participation is encouraged. The deadline for registration is 5 October so register today.

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Regional Advisory Council Meetings Announced

GlobalPlatform will host two Regional Advisory Council meetings in September to give members the most recent updates from the association. The meetings will take place between 08:30 - 17:00, at these locations:

  • Monday, 11 September - Beijing – Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100013, Beijing, China
  • Thursday, 14 September - Seoul – Millennium Seoul Hilton, 50 Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 04637

View the agendas and register now.

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Download the Managing Entity Specification

The GlobalPlatform Managing Entity Specification has been published. This specification completes a ‘stack’ of complementary software standards from ETSI and the NFC Forum that ensures multiple mobile contactless services successfully coexist within a device and operate as intended, regardless of the hosting environment selected by the service provider. The standardized approach provides much needed clarity to service providers delivering NFC services in devices such as smartphones, and benefits OEMs developing devices that support NFC services. Find out more information, or download the specification here.

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New Documents Available for Review

The below documents are now available for public review:

    • GlobalPlatform Device Technology TEE Trusted User Interface Low- level API v0.0.0.44 – The low-level API defined in this specification is targeted at a TEE running within a device equipped with at least one display and at least one input device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, set-top box). Unlike the earlier TEE trusted user interface, this API provides maximum screen access and control to the trusted application (TA), moving the look and feel responsibility from the TEE operating system to the TA. This document also offers the first introduction of the new peripheral and event access system, which will be moved into the general TEE Internal Core functionality in future releases.Please provide comments by Monday, 18 September to


  • GlobalPlatform Device Technology TUI Extension: TEE Biometrics API v0.0.0.74 – This specification focuses on a TEE running within a smartphone or tablet. The specification enables a trusted application housed in the safety of the TEE to provide biometric validation services to entities in the rich execution environment and elsewhere. Smartphones and tablets must have a biometric sensor which is wired and integral to the device. Remote peripherals are not considered in this specification.Please provide comments by Thursday, 5 October to bio_api_review@globalplat
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Latest Member News

Imagination Technologies and Sierraware announced their collaboration in making Sierraware's SierraTEE available for devices based on Imagination's MIPS CPUs. Gopal Jayaraman, president and CEO, Sierraware, said: “We are seeing growing demand for our technology across an expanding number of applications and architectures. Companies developing devices based on MIPS now have an easy-to-use TEE solution that will help them get to market quickly. For developers with GlobalPlatform apps today, there aren't any code changes needed – it just works.”

Read the full story here.

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GlobalPlatform Training

Want to learn more about the GlobalPlatform Card Specification? Register today for our Online Card Training program, designed to improve students' industry knowledge of the function, capability and flexibility of the Card Specification. The online training allows students to move through the curriculum at a pace, time and location of their choosing.

We will be announcing full details of the 2018 training calendar in the fourth quarter. Until then, we would like to remind you that all technical training sessions can be provided in house, and customized to meet your specific requirements.

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What is GlobalPlatform for Developers?

In this video Hank Chavers, Technical Program Manager at GlobalPlatform, offers a brief introduction to the 'GlobalPlatform for Developers' program. Hank also highlights the GlobalPlatform Secure Element Mobile Services Kit, its target audience, and what effect this will have on the industry.

Watch the full video here.

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Did You Miss?

Secure Element Mobile Services Kit. The Secure Element Mobile Services Kit provides application developers with all the tools they need to learn how to create a secure mobile application on Android utilizing a secure element (SE), specifically a UICC.

Find out more here.

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Upcoming Speaker Activity

GlobalPlatform representatives will be speaking at a number of events in September and October, on topics including IoT, mobile ID, and standardization. Find out full details by following the links below:

  • Identity World (25-27 September, Marseille). Technical Director Gil Bernabeu will be presenting ‘GlobalPlatform: Facilitating Global Mobile ID Solutions' on Tuesday 26 September at 15:00.
  • Connect Security World (25-27 September, Marseille). Gil will also present a talk titled ‘Securing the IoT Landscape' on Wednesday 27 September at 09:30.
  • CEATECH Japan (5 October, Chiba). GlobalPlatform Board Member, Eikazu Niwano from NTT, is presenting ‘Securing IoT Deployments with GlobalPlatform Qualified Components' on Thursday 5 October at 10:00.
  • IoT Payments (10-11 October, Austin). Technical Program Manager Hank Chavers is set to present on ‘Standardizing BLE for IoT Payments' on Wednesday 11 October at 10:45.
  • ETSI IoT Workshop (24-26 October, Sophia Antipolis). Gil will be delivering a presentation and partaking in a panel within the session ‘Security and Privacy in IoT' on Wednesday 25 October at 16:15.


With kind regards,
Kevin Gillick

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