Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gemalto is an international digital security company providing software applications, secure personal devices such as smart cards and tokens, and managed services. It is the "world’s biggest maker of SIMs".The company was founded in June 2006 when two companies, Axalto and Gemplus International, merged. Gemalto's 2012 revenue was 2.246 billion. It is listed on both Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris under the symbol GTO.Gemalto N.V. is a public company incorporated in the Netherlands. It is headquartered in Amsterdam, and has subsidiaries and group companies in several countries. The U.S. headquarters is in Austin, Texas. Globally, Gemalto has over 10,000 employees, 74 sales and marketing offices; 15 production sites, 28 personalization centers, and 14 R&D centers in 43 countries. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Gemalto | Date: 2017-04-26

The invention is a method for managing applications in a secure element comprising a communication interface. An application is installed in the secure element and configured to be implicitly selected on the communication interface. The method comprises the following steps:- the secure element receives a command requesting the installation of a new application configured to be implicitly selected on the communication interface,- upon receipt of the command, the secure element installs the new application, configures the new application to be implicitly selected on the communication interface and keeps the previous application unchanged.


The invention relates to a method 20 for managing a subscriber to a first network. According to the invention, the method comprises the following steps. A token 12 is coupled or connected to a device 16. The token determines and sends at least one identifier 24 relating to the device, through the first or a second network, to a first server 106. The first server receives at least one identifier relating to the token and the at least one identifier relating to the device. The first server verifies 26 whether the at least one identifier relating to the device is or is not authorized to be used in association with the at least one identifier relating to the token. Only if the at least one identifier relating to the device is not authorized, the first server or a second server sends to a HLR type entity 104 information 28 relating to an attachment to the first or the second server accompanied with the at least one identifier relating to the token. The HLR type entity sends to a VLR type entity 112 a removal request 210 for removing the identifier relating to the token from a database accompanied with the at least one identifier relating to the token. The token sends to the VLR type entity an attachment request 212 for attaching to the first or the second network accompanied with the at least one identifier relating to the token. The VLR type entity sends, through the first or the second server, to the HLR type entity a network attachment request 214 for attaching to the first or the second network accompanied with the at least one identifier relating to the token. The first or the second server intercepts the network attachment request without forwarding to the HLR type entity the network attachment request. And the first or the second server sends to the VLR type entity predetermined first information 218, the first information allowing to forbid an attachment by the device, through the token, to the first or the second network. The invention also relates to corresponding server and system.


The invention relates to a method of communicating data with an electronic device, comprising the step of receiving signals conveyed by an electrical lead. The method is distinguished in that it comprises the following steps: fitting an RF radiofrequency interface with electrical terminals in the device, extracting signals from the electrical lead, and injecting signals resulting from the extracted signals, in the form of frames of radiofrequency signals in the RF interface with electrical terminals. The invention also relates to a radiofrequency communication device, a system comprising the device and a machine using the device.


The invention relates to a method of fabricating an electronic device (1A, 1B) comprising an electronic/electrical circuit (4), characterized in that it comprises the following steps: formation of a support-body (C) comprising a battery (6) inside; making of a cavity (3) emerging on the surface (10) of the support-body, said cavity revealing connection terminals (11) of the battery; connection of an electronic/electrical circuit (4) to the battery via the terminals situated in said cavity; exchanging of data in the electronic/electrical circuit (4) by electrical contact. The invention also relates to the corresponding electronic device.


Patent
Gemalto | Date: 2017-04-12

The invention relates to a security element (1) with authentication information (2) for checking the correct combination of two support parts (3, 4, 5), characterized in that the security element (1) comprises at least one first partial element (6) comprising first partial information (7) and a second partial element (8) comprising second partial information (9). The first partial element (6) can be associated with a first support part (3) and the second partial element (8) can be associated with a second support part (4), both partial elements (6, 8) can be moved from a starting position into a checking position in which both partial elements (6, 8) overlap. The first partial information (7) and the second partial information (9) represent the authentication information (2) when in the checking position.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FCT-09-2015 | Award Amount: 2.25M | Year: 2016

ARIES main goal is to deliver a comprehensive framework for reliable e-identity ecosystem comprising new technologies, processes and security features that ensure highest levels of quality in eID based on trustworthy security documents and biometrics for highly secure and privacy-respecting physical and virtual identity management, with the specific aim to tangibly achieve a reduction in levels of identity theft, fraud and associated crimes. The set of solutions will be designed to achieve required levels of multi-party trust with efficiency, ease of adoption and convenience for all end-users (citizens, law enforcement, businesses), consolidating Europe as world leader in enhanced identity-based services as a basis to boost the competitiveness of its economy. ARIES will leverage virtual and mobile IDs cryptographically derived from strong eID documents in order to prevent identity theft and related crimes in the physical (e.g. an airport) and virtual (e.g eCommerce) domains. Both, the derivation process, and the derived IDs will be univocally linked to citizens biometric features, increasing the level of identity assurance during the credential issuance process and during authentication. Highest data protection standards will be followed to provide digital privacy-preserving features. Thus, the project will provide a global approach for ID Ecosystem in Europe to address European-specific concerns to improve identity, trust and security, and better support the law enforcement to address the new threats in cybersecurity while achieving far-reaching socio-economic positive impacts. ARIES will demonstrate its outcomes and the levels of identity prevention reduction achieved in two use case demonstrators (secure eCommerce and identity virtualization for secure travel), covering the complete vision of virtual id ecosystem and its practical application.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: IoT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 25.43M | Year: 2017

Automated driving is expected to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for mobility services. The market size is expected to grow gradually reaching 50% of the market in 2035. The IoT is about enabling connections between objects or things; its about connecting anything, anytime, anyplace, using any service over any network. There is little doubt that these vehicles will be part of the IoT revolution. Indeed, connectivity and IoT have the capacity for disruptive impacts on highly and fully automated driving along all value chains towards a global vision of Smart Anything Everywhere. In order to stay competitive, the European automotive industry is investing in connected and automated driving with cars becoming moving objects in an IoT ecosystem eventually participating in BigData for Mobility. AUTOPILOT brings IoT into the automotive world to transform connected vehicles into highly and fully automated vehicle. The well-balanced AUTOPILOT consortium represents all relevant areas of the IoT eco-system. IoT open vehicle platform and an IoT architecture will be developed based on the existing and forthcoming standards as well as open source and vendor solutions. Thanks to AUTOPILOT, the IoT eco-system will involve vehicles, road infrastructure and surrounding objects in the IoT, with a particular attention to safety critical aspects of automated driving. AUTOPILOT will develop new services on top of IoT to involve autonomous driving vehicles, like autonomous car sharing, automated parking, or enhanced digital dynamic maps to allow fully autonomous driving. AUTOPILOT IoT enabled autonomous driving cars will be tested, in real conditions, at four permanent large scale pilot sites in Finland, France, Netherlands and Italy, whose test results will allow multi-criteria evaluations (Technical, user, business, legal) of the IoT impact on pushing the level of autonomous driving.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: IoT-02-2016 | Award Amount: 3.53M | Year: 2017

CREATE-IoTs aim is to stimulate collaboration between IoT initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms. This requires synchronisation and alignment on strategic and operational terms through frequent, multi-directional exchanges between the various activities under the IoT Focus Areas (FAs). It also requires cross fertilisation of the various IoT Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) for technological and validation issues of common interest across the various application domains and use cases. CREATE-IoT will align the activities with the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and will coordinate and support the upcoming LSPs in sustaining the ecosystems developed during those projects through mapping the pilot architecture approaches, address interoperability and standards approaches at technical and semantic levels for object connectivity, protocols, data formats, privacy, security, trusted IoT, open APIs and share the road-mapping with international initiatives. The project will foster the exchange on requirements for legal accompanying measures, development of common methodologies and KPI for design, testing and validation and for success and impact measurement, federation of pilot activities and transfer to other pilot areas, facilitating the access for IoT entrepreneurs/API developers/makers, SMEs, including combination of ICT & Art. CREATE-IoT will build strong connections with Member States initiatives and other initiatives and will transfer learning points to the broader IoT policy framework that include contractual PPPs (e.g. Big Data, Factories of the Future, 5G-infrastructure), Joint Technology Initiatives (e.g. ECSEL), European Innovation Partnerships (e.g. on Smart Cities) as well as other FAs (e.g. on Autonomous transport). It will also maintain a coordinated working relationship with the parallel CSA that is centere on RRI-SSH.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-18-2015 | Award Amount: 82.27M | Year: 2016

The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources (AMES) supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets. In summary, EnSO multi-KET objectives are: Objective 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, and Smart Energy key applications Objective 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions to foster the take-up of emerging markets. Objective 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power management building blocks Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family. Objective 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies for Autonomous Micro Energy Source AMES. Objective 6: demonstrate EnSO Pilot Line capability and investigate and assess the upscale of AMES manufacturing for competitive very high volume production. EnSO will bring to market innovative energy solutions inducing definitive differentiation to the electronic smart systems. Generic building block technologies will be customizable. EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes. The ENSo ecosystem will involve all the value chain from key materials and tools to many demonstrators in different fields of application. EnSO work scope addresses the market replication, demonstration and technological introduction activities of ECSEL Innovation Action work program. EnSO relates to several of the Strategic Thrusts of ECSEL MASP. EnSO innovations in terms of advanced materials, advanced equipment and multi-physics co-design of heterogeneous smart systems will contribute to the Semiconductor Process, Equipment and Materials thrust. The AMES will be a key enabling technology of Smart Energy key applications.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-06-2015 | Award Amount: 12.99M | Year: 2016

Four European TSOs of Central-Eastern Europe (Austria, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia), associated with power system experts, electricity retailers, IT providers and renewable electricity providers, propose to design a unique regional cooperation scheme: it aims at opening Balancing and Redispatching markets to new sources of flexibility and supporting such sources to act on such markets competitively. Thanks to a prototype aggregation solution and renewable generation forecasting techniques, flexibility providers distributed generators (DG) and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) consumers providing demand response (DR) are enabled, through retailers acting as flexibility aggregators, to provide competitive offers for Frequency Restoration Reserve (including secondary control activated with a response time between 30 seconds and 15 minutes). A comprehensive techno-economic model for the cross-border integration of such services involves a common activation function (CAF) tailored to congested borders and optimized to overcome critical intra-regional barriers. The resulting CAF is implemented into a prototype Regional Balancing and Redispatching Platform, securely integrated within the four TSOs IT systems: this makes research activities about cross-border integration flexible while linking with the aggregation solution. Use cases of growing complexity are pilot tested, going from the involvement of DR and DG into national balancing markets to cross-border competition between flexibility aggregators. Based on past experience with tertiary reserve, participating C&I consumers and DG are expected to provide close to 40MW of secondary reserve. Impact analyses of the pilot tests together with dissemination activities towards all the stakeholders of the electricity value chain will recommend business models and deployment roadmaps for the most promising use cases, which, in turn, contribute to the practical implementation of the European Balancing Target Model by 2020.

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