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Gemalto Rolls-out Electronic Passport Solution in Korea


Amsterdam - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it has started to deliver its electronic passport solution to Korea’s National Printer, Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation, through its local partner LG CNS. Electronic passports greatly enhance security while providing citizens with a convenient way to travel.

Gemalto provides in particular its highly-secure, high-performance ePassport Operating System that speeds up border control. Its Sealys ePassport solution also increases personalization performance, significantly reducing issuing cost. In Korea, the Gemalto ePassport Operating System and application software are embedded in Gemalto’s highly durable electronic covers.

The protection of citizens’ personal information also requires an extremely high level of security. This is ensured by various technologies that are part of Gemalto’s ePassport Operating System, which has been certified against the international “Common Criteria” security evaluation process.

“Gemalto’s global expertise and product offerings in the government sector, particularly in ePassports, make them a natural partner for us,” commented Dr. Moon Hyung Yoon, Business Development Senior Leader, LG CNS. “We are happy that our cooperation has brought about a solution that meets the particularly high Korea ePassport program expectations.”

“We are delighted to be part of this achievement, where we can contribute our latest technologies to the security of citizens of Korea,” added Tan Teck Lee, President of Gemalto Asia. “The Sealys solution speed and durability advantages are clear and Korean ePassport holders will appreciate this secure and convenient way to travel.”

Gemalto’s ePassport technologies are used in over 20 national ePassport programs worldwide including Estonia, Denmark, France, India (diplomatic), Malta, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our 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.

About LG CNS

LG CNS (which stands for ’Consulting and Solutions’) as of 2009 has 7,000 employees at its headquarters, 7 overseas subsidiary companies and 4 subsidiary companies around the world to help clients with IT challenges; LG CNS provides comprehensive solutions from consulting to system deployment and operation.

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