Gemalto Announces Collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to Integrate eSIM Innovation into the Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform

Now available to OEMs building devices with future generations of the
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC Platform

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#eSIM–Gemalto announces a new collaboration that will see its advanced mobile
connectivity solutions
integrated with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile
PC platform, a product by Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of
Qualcomm Incorporated. This paves the way for iSIM commercialization on
a growing range of Always Connected PCs, laptops and tablets.

The effort will support the integration of Gemalto’s eSIM
technology and remote subscription management solutions, with the new
Secure Processing Unit (SPU) on the Snapdragon mobile PC platform. As a
result, this innovation will provide seamless LTE and forthcoming 5G
connection, extended battery life, and a foundation for consumer
applications such as online payments, transport ticketing and
authentication to cloud services. This initiative represents the first
time an eSIM will be integrated with processing platforms designed to
power Always Connected PCs and similar consumer devices.

Providing benefits for industry players:

  • OEMs optimize their bill of materials and supply chain costs. With
    Gemalto solutions they facilitate late eSIM customization during or
    after the device manufacturing process.
  • Mobile operators benefit from a larger addressable base of connected
    devices and a trusted platform for secure services. Based on existing
    standards the technology will be open and secure.

The first wave of Always Connected PCs to incorporate Snapdragon
mobile PC platforms featuring Gemalto’s technology are expected as early
as 2019.

“This new agreement with Qualcomm Technologies aims at accelerating
adoption of seamless cellular connectivity in PCs, tablets and other
mobile products,”
said Frédéric Vasnier, executive vice president
for Mobile and IoT at Gemalto. “We are committed to continued
innovation with Qualcomm Technologies in order to provide superior
built-in security and connectivity experiences.”

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated,
registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon
is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital
, with 2017 annual revenues of €3 billion and customers in
over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and
services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities
and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal
devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to
enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people,
transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software –
enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of
individuals and things.

Our 15,000 employees operate out of 114 offices, 40 personalization and
data centers, and 35 research and software development centers located
in 47 countries.

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