In order to reflect the company’s product portfolio and market focus after the acquisition of Atmel Corporation’s Secure Microcontroller Solutions business, INSIDE Contactless today announced it has changed its name to INSIDE Secure.
The company’s secure semiconductor products power smart cards, mobile devices, acceptance devices and infrastructure systems. INSIDE Secure is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Europe, Asia and Silicon Valley.
The new name represents INSIDE’s mission to be the leading provider of semiconductors for secure transactions and digital identity, and its position as the only company 100 percent focused on secure semiconductors.
“Through the strategic acquisition of Atmel SMS, we are building on our contactless leadership to create a unique fabless semiconductor leader aimed at driving trust for the secure transaction and digital identity markets,” said Rémy de Tonnac, chief executive officer for INSIDE Secure. “INSIDE Secure is very well positioned to sustain future growth by combining contactless and security expertise, products and innovation to drive trust into the next wave of smart card, mobile and Internet device applications, services and infrastructure.”
The next generation of electronic transactions via the Internet, mobile devices and other channels will require increased security. INSIDE Secure’s broad portfolio of secure semiconductors inject trust into mobile phones, passports and ID cards, payment cards, acceptance devices, set top boxes, transit fare collection systems, physical access control systems and other embedded security applications.
INSIDE Secure provides solutions to sectors such as global payments (including EMV dual interface), electronic identification, embedded security, pay TV and mobile NFC markets. With more than 350 million chips delivered to customers each year, INSIDE Secure a leading global provider of contactless chips for payments, and is near field communication (NFC) technology.
Related: Inside Contactless Launches Solution to Help Secure NFC Mobile Devices