Giesescke & Devrient: Press Releases for Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona


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Barcelona, Spain – February 15, 2010. Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) today
announced that it has developed the first prototype of a complete security
platform for a mobile handset, with Qualcomm Incorporated’s support, and
will be displaying its proof-of-concept solution running on Qualcomm’s
SnapdragonT chipsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The
demo will show how the MobiCoreC secure application environment and the
Snapdragon’s security architecture delivers a complete ARMR TrustZoneR
technology-based security platform to address the requirements of services
ranging from mobile payment with secure PIN entry and content management to
key management and general user authentication.

The MobiCore environment provides a fully certifiable security solution that
enables applications using dedicated security solutions today to be
integrated into advanced mobile devices based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon

“MobiCore is of great interest to banks and payment service providers in
increasingly leveraging the capabilities of smartphones within the security
frameworks of existing payment systems. G&D sees Qualcomm as a key partner
to bring this technology to market,” explains Dr. Kai Grassie, head of the
New Business division at G&D.

“As mobile devices continue to evolve and become more advanced, demand for
services such as mobile payment at the point of sale will increase
significantly – underscoring the need for exceptional security to protect
consumers,” said Jason Bremner, vice president of product management,
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are pleased to be working with G&D to
demonstrate their open security solution on our Snapdragon platform, and
look forward to bringing comprehensive security capabilities to market.”

Just recently, on February 3, G&D and ARM announced their strategic
partnership for the development of highly secure mobile platforms combining
the highly-secure MobiCore operating system and ARM TrustZone technology
which creates a protected area in advanced systems-on-chip.

The Snapdragon security architecture incorporates ARM TrustZone technology,
allowing MobiCore to execute essential security functions in a multitasking
environment parallel to a general purpose operating system. Access to such
security functions is provided via a common set of APIs, quickly enabling
the developer communities to take advantage of such features.

“The first integration of G&D Mobicore and ARM TrustZone technology in a
high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip is an important step
forward for mobile security. This commitment demonstrates the importance of
security for delivering high value services in future devices”, said Ian
Drew, executive vice president, Marketing, ARM.

The demonstrations will be on display at G&D and Qualcomm’s booth at Mobile
Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 15 – 18, 2010. G&D’s booth # is
Pavillion Avenue AV 103 and Qualcomm’s booth # is Exhibit Hall 8, 8B53.


Giesecke & Devrient and TORO Develop Innovative Offering for Mobile
Financial Applications

Barcelona, Spain and Taipei, Taiwan – February 15, 2010. Toro Development
Ldt. (TORO) and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) are working together to develop a
cutting-edge offering for mobile financial applications based on G&D’s
Mobile Security Card and TORO’s Akami mobile platform. Both companies are
contributing their respective expertise in hardware, firmware, middleware,
mobile software, and system architecture to create a platform offering
system integrators, financial service providers, and retailers fast time to
market for a proven secure mobile solution. The solution will be on show in
the G&D Pavilion (Avenue AV 103) at the Mobile World Congress from February
15 to 18, 2010, in Barcelona.

This new offering addresses the booming market of secure applications on
mobile phones. It brings to the market a series of stand-alone solutions for
secure applications that will not necessarily evolve toward near-field
communication (NFC), such as mobile banking, mobile remittance and mobile

The Mobile Security Card originates from Giesecke & Devrient Secure Flash
Solutions (G&D SFS), a joint venture between G&D and the flash controller
supplier Phison Electronics. “G&D SFS offers secure micro-SD cards as one
among a number of secure elements on the mobile phone. This is a strong sign
to the financial industry that their applications can securely run on
mobile. Independently from the longer-term agreements that banks and mobile
network operators (MNOs) may be putting in place in preparation of NFC,
banks can already educate their customers to use their mobile as a secure
terminal for their daily banking operations”, says Laurent Renard, CEO of

“G&D and TORO complement each other in offering secure and convenient mobile
financial applications. TORO is a company that understands the importance of
both, security and the mobile user experience, and help get the best out of
our products. They already make it easy, convenient, and very appealing to
users to operate secure applications from mobile devices”, says Marcus
Rosin, Managing Director of GD SFS.

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