Gemalto Named 2011 Industry "Company of the Year" by L'Usine Nouvelle

Successful evolution to digital security and reinvents the world of industry
Amsterdam, Oct 20, 2011 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been distinguished with the “2011 Industry Company of the Year” award from L’Usine Nouvelle(1), a reference publication in the industrial and technological space. This award recognizes Gemalto’s “successful evolution to the digital world” and “achievement in reinventing the world of industry”.
 
A number of major contracts signed this year all over the world, a strong attention to innovation and intellectual property management, combined with Gemalto’s imaginative industrial strategy and its extensive portfolio of solutions and services were key in the selection. L’Usine Nouvelle ranked Gemalto clearly first amongst 300 large enterprises industry leaders in their markets. Olivier Piou, CEO of Gemalto, received the prize in presence of Mrs. Laurence Parisot, president of the French Enterprises Council, and M. René Ricol of the French Prime Minister's office.
 
This award is a prominent acknowledgment of our innovation capacity and of our ability to change beyond our core business for more business” commented Olivier Piou, Chief Executive Officer of Gemalto. “The software and wireless opportunities were the sparks that triggered our transformation from a card manufacturer to the leader in digital security, the 'protector of identities and digital assets'. It is a great pride for all of us at Gemalto to receive this prestigious award, especially in this year where the country rediscovers the fundamental importance of its industry. We’ll continue to make the digital world more convenient and secure, for businesses, government agencies and consumers alike!
 
 
1) L’Usine Nouvelle is a French weekly trade publication aiming to inform consumers on market evolution, new trends, technological and competitive intelligence in the French industry.
Readership: decision-makers in the industry. Circulation: 31,980 copies (Source : OJD), 223,000 readers (source AudiPresse Premium 2010).


About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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Yvonne Lim
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Jessi Marshall
North America
+1 512 257 3902
jessi.marshall@gemalto.com 
 
Ernesto Haikewitsch
Latin America
+55 11 5105 9220
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