|Monday, 16 November 2009, 19:58 HKT|
Source: NEC Corporation
London, Nov 16, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - GlobalPlatform announced today that NEC Corporation has joined its membership and will participate in the organization's Mobile Task Force activities. NEC is a leading provider of IT/network solutions.
Joining GlobalPlatform, the international specification body for smart card infrastructure, as an Observer Member, NEC will play an active role in the organization's Mobile Task Force. Working in collaboration with other industry standardization bodies, this group brings together more than 45 GlobalPlatform member companies to actively contribute to the development of mobile telecommunications standards worldwide.
In addition to participating in the Mobile Task Force, NEC will also contribute to GlobalPlatform's Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is a forum for members to engage directly with GlobalPlatform's Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and the Technical and Executive Directors on priority issues such as industry trends, strategy, and the technical priorities and activities that will shape the organization.
Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: "With its experience in developing credible, large-scale telecommunication solutions, and its technical expertise in IT and networks, particularly in the fields of computer, networking and electron devices, NEC is a welcomed addition to GlobalPlatform. Our ongoing success is dependent on the involvement of members and we look forward to NEC's participation."
"Our decision to join GlobalPlatform was based on our strong support of its open technology and keen interest in staying at the forefront of new developments in the specifications that will be utilized in near field communication (NFC) enabled technology," says Naoya Henmi, General Manager of the Marketing Division at NEC Corporation. "NEC has proven experience in delivering contactless IC business in Japan and in order to further our work in this area, we identified the benefit gains from contributing and being part of GlobalPlatform's body of work."
For further details on different membership opportunities at GlobalPlatform visit: http://www.globalplatform.org/membershiplevels.asp.
GlobalPlatform is the world leader in smart card infrastructure development. Its proven technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are regarded as the industry standard for achieving interoperable, sustainable and flexible smart card deployments that support multi-application, multi-actor and multi-business model implementations.
GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. As of October 2009, an estimated 449 million GlobalPlatform-based smart cards had been deployed. Additionally, 2.2 billion mid range USIM / SIM cards worldwide are estimated to use GlobalPlatform card technology to enable over-the-air (OTA) application downloads for 3G and GSM mobile networks. 2009 is the 10th anniversary of GlobalPlatform. Please visit www.globalplatform.org.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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Nov 16, 2009
Source: NEC Corporation
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