Press releases

  • 13 September 2017- Press releases

    A European ICT security certification and labelling framework: one step further towards a European cybersecurity strategy

    Eurosmart, the association representing the digital security industry, welcomes the adoption of a new European cybersecurity package, which includes a security certification and labelling framework.
     
    Given the proliferation of massive...

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  • 22 May 2017- Press releases

    Eurosmart Reports Increase in Worldwide Secure Element Shipments in 2016 - Market figures & forecasts

    Eurosmart Reports Increase in Worldwide Secure Element Shipments in 2016

    2017 forecasts confirm sustained growth for the Smart Security Industry

    Brussels, 18th May 2017 – Eurosmart, the Voice of the Smart Security Industry, announced the 2016...

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  • 29 March 2017- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes a new member: WISeKey

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  • 02 February 2017- Press releases

    Cybersecurity vs user convenience - debate at the European Parliament

    MEP Dita Charanzova - Didier Sérodon, Eurosmart President - MEP Michal Boni
    MEPs Michal Boni, Dita Charanzova - Didier Sérodon, Eurosmart President
     
    Brussels, the 1st February 2017,

    The question of cybersecurity versus user convenience was at the heart of a debate that took place at the European Parliament on the...

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  • 29 November 2016- Press releases

    Eurosmart Confirms Overall Growth Trend For The Smart Security Industry - market figures and forecasts

    Steady upward trajectory for worldwide secure element shipments in 2016 and 2017

    Cannes, 29th of November 2016 – At the opening of TRUSTECH 2016, Eurosmart, the Voice of the Smart Security Industry, presented its annual forecast of worldwide...

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  • 15 November 2016- Press releases

    Didier Sérodon to Succeed Timothée Mangenot as Eurosmart President

    Brussels, November 15th, 2016 – Didier Sérodon (Safran Identity & Security) has been appointed as the new President of Eurosmart, a Brussels based organisation representing the Smart Security Industry.


    Didier Sérodon, SVP Continuous...

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  • 27 October 2016- Press releases

    Eurosmart Advocates Cybersecurity Trust Label for the Internet of Things

    Safeguard against DDoS Attacks

    Eurosmart, the association representing the digital security industry, is calling for a European cybersecurity enforcement framework, including the promotion of a European Internet of Things (IoT) trust label and...

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  • 10 October 2016- Press releases

    ECSO Press Release : ECSO elected Chairman and Vice Chairmen

  • 05 July 2016- Press releases

    Cybersecurity - the European Commission To Launch a Public-Private Partnership For A Secure And Trustworthy Digital Environment

    On July 5 2016, the European Commission signs in Strasbourg the contract for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL for a strategic alliance in cybersecurity.


    Eurosmart is proud to be a...

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  • 30 June 2016- Press releases

    Eurosmart Welcomes ANSSI Certification of protection profiles for Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) in the cloud

    Eurosmart, the voice of the Smart Security Industry, welcomes the latest certification by the French Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information (ANSSI) for the Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES).


    QES are used for all kinds...

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  • 20 June 2016- Press releases

    Press Release On The Creation Of ECSO: New Organisation To Build EU Cybersecurity R&I And Market

  • 20 May 2016- Press releases

    Eurosmart Forecasts Continued Business Growth for Smart Security Industry Double-digit growth in worldwide shipments of secure elements in 2015

    Brussels, 19th of May 2016 – At its annual General Assembly in Brussels, Eurosmart, the Voice of the Smart Security Industry, announced the 2015 figures for the worldwide secure elements shipments and the corresponding 2016 forecasts.


    Timothée...

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  • 02 May 2016- Press releases

    Publication of the last eIDAS implementing act: a major step towards the wider uptake of eSignature in Europe

    Brussels, 2 May 2016: Eurosmart, the voice of the Smart Security Industry, warmly welcomes the publication of the Commission Implementing Decision 2016/650, laying down standards for the security assessment of qualified signature and seal...

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  • 19 April 2016- Press releases

    ETSI signs agreement with Eurosmart to cooperate on secure elements

    Sophia Antipolis, 19 April 2016: During its 67th General Assembly on 19 April 2016, ETSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Eurosmart. This cooperation agreement will enrich the ecosystem of security-related issues in ETSI and help to...

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  • 30 March 2016- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes Pretema as a new member

    Pretema, a provider of precision technology for electromechanical applications for the microelectronic and automotive industries and for applications that require a secure element, such as mobile communications, mobile payment, public transport...

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  • 15 March 2016- Press releases

    Sanoïa Joins Smart Security Industry Association Eurosmart

    New member with focus on the Internet of Things (IoT)

    As of April 2016, Sanoïa will join Eurosmart, the Brussels-based association of the Smart Security Industry, as a new member.


    Eurosmart Chairman Timothée Mangenot welcomes Sanoïa: “This is...

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  • 07 January 2016- Press releases

    National eID schemes to be notified can rely on ANSSI and BSI eIDAS token specification

    On 25 November 2015, version 1.0 of the technical specifications for the eID interoperability architecture was published by the European Commission, along with a sample implementation. These technical specifications will provide further details...

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  • 17 November 2015- Press releases

    Smart Security Industry Keeps Growing

    Worldwide shipments of secure elements to exceed 9 billion units in 2015

    At the opening of the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015, Eurosmart, the Voice of the Smart Security Industry, presented its annual forecast of the worldwide secure element...

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  • 28 October 2015- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes GSTAG as a new member

    Effective today, GSTAG, a manufacturer of multi-technology smart cards joined Eurosmart, the European association representing the Smart Security Industry in Brussels, as a new member.


    “We welcome GSTAG as a new member. Their know-how will...

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  • 23 September 2015- Press releases

    Comments on eIDAS Secondary Legislation

    PRESS RELEASE

    eIDAS: national eID schemes will need to provide sufficient requirements against high level attacks

    Brussels, 23rd of September 2015 – On September 8th, four implementing acts fleshing out Regulation 910/2014 on electronic...

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  • 06 May 2015- Press releases

    Shipments of secure elements up by over 12% in 2014

    At its annual General Assembly, Eurosmart released the 2014 figures for the worldwide secure elements shipments and the smart secure contactless markets as well as the corresponding 2015 forecast. It also welcomed growing political awareness for...

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  • 02 February 2015- Press releases

    Europe Needs To Do More On Cybersecurity Issues

    Eurosmart calls on the European Commission to make the fight of cybercrime one of its key goals, in reaction to its public opinion analysis on cybersecurity published recently.

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  • 02 December 2014- Press releases

    New Digital Agenda Intergroup at the European Parliament

    Eurosmart welcomes the creation of a new Intergroup on Digital Agenda which will constitute a new forum for debates between MEPs and external stakeholders.

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  • 06 November 2014- Press releases

    8 bn secure elements to be shipped in 2014, 8.8 bn in 2015

    At the opening of the Cartes Secure Connexions Event in Paris on 4 November, Eurosmart chairman Oyvind Rastad announced the association's forecasts for the worldwide shipments of secure elements in 2014 and 2015. With an estimate of 8 billion...

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  • 05 November 2014- Press releases

    Used smart cards are not to be considered as WEEE

    Eurosmart, SPA and SIMalliance joint Press Release points out that used smart cards are not to be considered Electrical and Electronic Waste, and that treating smart cards as Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) would cause serious...

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  • 03 November 2014- Press releases

    France might end eDriving Licence

    Eurosmart released today a press release (in French), after the French government implied that, for budgetary reasons, the chip from the newly implemented electronic driving license could be removed. In reaction to this thought, Eurosmart...

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  • 02 October 2014- Press releases

    eIDAS Regulation Launching Event

    Following the recent entry into force of the eIDAS Regulation, Eurosmart co-organized with the European Commission and other sectoral associations* the eIDAS launching event on October 14th2014. The conference gathered high-level speakers...

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  • 01 August 2013- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes New Payment Services Directive (PSD2)

    Eurosmart considers that the proposal by the European Commission for a New Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is the right approach as it focuses on authentication and security. Indeed, as the mobile payment landscape is getting more and more...

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  • 02 July 2013- Press releases

    Smart Security Industry welcomes Decline in Card Fraud

    In a joint statement, Eurosmart and the Smart Payment Association welcome the development illustrated in the European Central Bank’s “Second Report on Card Fraud”, according to which card fraud has been declining steadily since 2007.

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  • 03 June 2013- Press releases

    Eurosmart launches Mobile Trust WG

    To further promote security and privacy, Eurosmart has founded a new Mobile Trust Working Group. its main goal will be to improve the understanding and awareness among European decision makers about the urgent need for achieving the highest level...

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  • 02 May 2013- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes Microsoft as a new member

    Eurosmart is pleased to welcome Microsoft as a new member.The application was aproved at Eurosmart's General Assembly on 23 April.

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  • 17 April 2013- Press releases

    Eurosmart General Assembly Confirms Strong Growth

    At its annual General Assembly in Brussels on April 23rd, Eurosmart released the 2012 shipments figures as well as the 2013 forecast for the worldwide smart secure devices shipments and the smart secure contactless markets. Eurosmart expects...

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  • 01 April 2013- Press releases

    Eurosmart Paper on Driving License

    In this position paper, Eurosmart welcomed the adoption of Commission Regulation No 383/2012 laying down technical requirements with regard to driving licences which include a storage medium (microchip). Eurosmart's eID Working Group highlighted...

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  • 13 November 2012- Press releases

    Eurosmart partners with EAB

    The combination of smart secure devices and biometrics does imply new opportunities and challenges, from business and technical perspectives alike. Eurosmart and the European Association for Biometrics have agreed to enter into a partnership to...

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  • 06 November 2012- Press releases

    Eurosmart publishes smart secure devices shipment for 2012 and 2013 forecast

    Opening the World Card Summit on 6 November 2012, Eurosmart confirmed that over 7 billion microprocessor based smart secure devices will be shipped this year.

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  • 01 November 2012- Press releases

    Eurosmart published smart secure devices shipment for 2012 and 2013 forecast

    Opening the World Card Summit on 6 November 2012, Eurosmart confirmed that over 7 billion microprocessor based smart secure devices will be shipped this year.

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  • 20 June 2012- Press releases

    Plotting a Safe Course for Europe’s Digital Future

    On 20 June 2012, Eurosmart brought together key leading figures in Brussels on dawn of Digital Agenda, proposing solutions for security and privacy in the digital world.

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  • 18 June 2012- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes the EC proposal on eID and Trust Services

    The European Commission adopted a Proposal for a Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transaction in the internal market on 4 June 2012. In a press release published on 18 June 2012, Eurosmart stressed the...

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  • 02 April 2012- Press releases

    Eurosmart confirmed the dynamism and ambition of the Smart Security Industry

    During its General Assembly on 25th of April in Brussels, Eurosmart confirmed the dynamism of the Smart Security Industry with positive market figures, new members and an ambitious action plan for 2012-2013.

    Members elected a new Bureau for the...

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  • 02 November 2011- Press releases

    Eurosmart publishes smart secure devices shipment for 2011 and 2012 forecast

    Opening the World Card Summit (Paris) on 15 November 2011, Eurosmart confirmed that over 6 billion microprocessor based smart secure devices will be shipped this year. Double digit growth in the telecom, banking and government segments is set to...

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  • 03 May 2011- Press releases

    Eurosmart GA confirms the Industry ambitions and updates its market analysis

    Eurosmart General Assembly was organised on 3 May in Brussels. During the meeting, Eurosmart confirmed the dynamism of the Smart Security Industry with positive market figures, new members and ambitious 2011 plan.

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  • 02 May 2011- Press releases

    Eurosmart confirmed the dynamism of the Smart Security Industry with positive market figures, new members and ambitious 2011 plan

    During its General Assembly on 3 May in Brussels, Eurosmart confirmed the dynamism of the Smart Security Industry with positive market figures, new members and ambitious 2011 plan.

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  • 02 December 2010- Press releases

    Eurosmart publishes smart cards shipments for 2010 and 2011 forecasts

    The Smart Security Industry has confirmed its dynamism in 2010 and will pass the 5 billion microcontroller based Smart Secure Devices this year. 4.5 billion units of Smart Secure Devices were shipped in 2009, and we anticipate that number to grow...

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  • 01 December 2010- Press releases

    Strong volume growth this year and excellent perspectives for 2011

    The Smart Security Industry has confirmed its dynamism in 2010 and will pass the 5 billion microcontroller based Smart Secure Devices this year. 4.5 billion units of Smart Secure Devices were shipped in 2009, and we anticipate that number to grow...

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  • 01 September 2010- Press releases

    The 2010-2011 agenda of the Smart Security Industry: Focus on new segments with high potential

    Eurosmart Chairman Marc Bertin held a Press Conference, presenting the agenda of the Smart Security Industry for 2010 and 2011. He highlighted the strategic choice of Eurosmart members to focus on the most promising technologies which, when...

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  • 25 May 2010- Press releases

    Eurosmart issues its updated figures

    All market segments showed positive volume growth in 2009, demonstrating the resilience and capacity of innovation of our Industry.

    Eurosmart figures for 2009 global smart cards shipments, including secure contactless and 2010 forecast are...

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  • 12 May 2010- Press releases

    Eurosmart General Assembly confirms objectives and ambitions

    Eurosmart General Assembly took place on 20 May 2010 in Munich. The General Assembly elected a new Bureau and welcomed new members but also confirmed objectives and ambitions.

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  • 03 May 2010- Press releases

    Eurosmart supports the EU-wide deployment of life-saving in-car e-Call system

    Eurosmart Chairman Marc Bertin signed on 4 May 2010 the Memorandum of Understanding on e-Call - the in-car emergency call system - to support the EU-wide deployment of intelligent transport systems.

    Participating to the signature ceremony...

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  • 01 January 2010- Press releases

    Eurosmart Press release - Communication on payments cards in Germany

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  • 05 November 2009- Press releases

    Eurosmart figures on Smart Cards global shipment and 2010 forecast

    Eurosmart Chairman Marc Bertin presented at the World Card Summit (Cartes 2009) the new market vision of Smart Cards shipments in 2009 and 2010 forecasts. In 2009, the Smart Cards Industry demonstrated a strong resilience to the economic downturn...

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  • 02 November 2009- Press releases

    2009: The Smart Cards Industry demonstrated resilience to the economic downturn and continued to grow in volume for high-end microprocessor cards. Eurosmart anticipates another year of growth in volume of about 10% for 2010.

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) continued to gain a strong momentum in 2009 despite the economic slow down. Our industry demonstrated that its role in making citizens' digital life more secure and more convenient is more than...

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  • 01 July 2009- Press releases

    Eurosmart welcomes new members

    Following its decision to enlarge its scope to get members from new horizons such as issuers and operators, Government bodies, Universities and Laboratories, Eurosmart welcomes three new members: the Smart Payment Association (SPA) and FIME (well...

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  • 01 June 2009- Press releases

    Smart cards shipments in 2008 and 2009 forecast (30 April 2009)

    The new Eurosmart market vision covers 2008 Smart card shipments and last forecast for 2009. This new issue integrates market knowledge from all of our members, analysis of general economical environment and market trends.

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  • 01 May 2009- Press releases

    New challenges for the Smart Security Industry in 2009-2010

    Eurosmart held its General Assembly on 30 April 2009 in Brussels.

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  • 04 November 2008- Press releases

    Figures

    Eurosmart undertakes twice a year a detailed market analysis which enables to draw trends and major technology changes that the Smart Security industry is undergoing.

    For the year 2008, EUROSMART increased its forecast for Telecom microprocessor...

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  • 03 November 2008- Press releases

    2008: The industry benefited from a sustained growth in its three main segments: Telecoms, Financial Services and Public Sector, as well as from the emergence of new Smart Secure Devices for contactless applications

    For the year 2008, EUROSMART increased its forecast for Telecom microprocessor cards to reflect a strong year due to two main factors: a strong growth in the GSM subscribers base in emerging countries (with a net addition of users at a pace of...

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  • 02 April 2007- Press releases

    Smart Card Industry will hit new records in 2007: 4 billion cards in 2007!

    In 2007, the activity of the smart card industry should continue its growth at a 16% rate, so much that smart card shipments worldwide will go beyond 4 billion following a volume of about 3.5 billion in 2006.

    Moreover, Eurosmart gives this year a...

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