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Gemalto and Toshiba Sign Worldwide Patent License Agreement


Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it has reached a worldwide patent license agreement with Toshiba, a leading manufacturer of electronic equipment and handsets in the Japanese market. Through this agreement under Gemalto’s newly launched licensing program, Toshiba is licensed under Gemalto patents for use in their mobile communication products.

The agreement recognizes Gemalto’s contribution to the GSM/GPRS technology and allows Toshiba to continue its development in the GSM/GPRS handset market.

The terms and conditions of the agreement are not disclosed.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 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) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution 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.

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