Press Releases | 2010
INSIDE CONTACTLESS CHANGES NAME TO INSIDE SECURE
New Name Highlights Focus on Secure Semiconductor Platforms
Dec 6, 2010
CARTES & IDentification 2010, PARIS, France, December 6, 2010 – INSIDE Contactless today announced it has changed its name to INSIDE Secure to reflect the company’s newly enhanced product portfolio and market focus after the acquisition of Atmel Corporation’s (Nasdaq: ATML) Secure Microcontroller Solutions division. The new name represents INSIDE’s mission to be the leading provider of semiconductors for secure transactions and digital identity, and its position as the only company 100 percent focused on secure semiconductors.
“Through our strategic acquisition of Atmel SMS, we are building on our contactless leadership to create a unique fabless semiconductor leader aimed at driving trust for the secure transaction and digital identity markets,” said Rémy de Tonnac, chief executive officer for INSIDE Secure. “INSIDE Secure is very well positioned to sustain future growth by combining contactless and security expertise, products and innovation to drive trust into the next wave of smart card, mobile and Internet device applications, services and infrastructure.”
The next generation of electronic transactions via the Internet, mobile devices and other channels will require increased security. INSIDE Secure’s broad portfolio of secure semiconductors inject trust into mobile phones, passports and ID cards, payment cards, acceptance devices, set top boxes, transit fare collection systems, physical access control systems and other embedded security applications.
With a global presence, INSIDE’s deep understanding of vertical markets and ecosystem relationships, and its fabless model, enable the company to anticipate market needs and adapt quickly to customer requirements.
INSIDE has already achieved leadership positions in several large, high-growth sectors, such as global payments, including EMV dual interface, electronic identification, embedded security, pay TV and mobile NFC markets. With more than 350 million chips delivered to customers each year, INSIDE Secure is the number one global provider of contactless chips for payments, and is the near field communication (NFC) technology and market leader. INSIDE is now uniquely positioned for the anticipated explosive growth in its markets.
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