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Gemalto Select Keil Tools for ARM Processor-based Smartcard Development

04 October 2011

Keil MDK-ARM™ development environment has been selected by Gemalto as the toolchain for all its ARM processor-based smartcard development.

"Software development for smartcards requires advanced tools from partners, such as ARM, that provide an environment above and beyond that of standard tool chains," said Frederic Vasnier, SVP Telecom, product delivery & support, Gemalto. "Keil MDK is the right product to enable Gemalto to successfully write, verify, and deploy demanding applications." "We are very pleased to be working so closely with Gemalto," said John Cornish, Executive Vice president, System Design Division, ARM. "Keil tools have a long history of supporting sensitive applications, such as smartcards. This latest agreement with Gemalto endorses our focus and commitment to this area of the market."

The Keil MDK-ARM has been specifically tailored to meet the stringent demands of software development on ARM SecurCore™ devices, such as the SC300 processor. MDK features the ARM Compilation tools, the µVision® IDE/debugger and advanced simulation models of ARM SecurCore processors, which enables Gemalto to more easily develop and verify secure applications. Keil products from ARM include C/C++ compilers, debuggers, integrated environments, RTOS, simulation models, and evaluation boards for ARM, Cortex-M, Cortex-R4, 8051, C166, and 251 processor families.

When: Effective immediately
Where: Global agreement for use in Gemalto’s 13 design centres in EMEA, Asia, Latin America and North America.
Who: 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.

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

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