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Veridos to become majority shareholder in NetSeT

30/01/2023 Berlin Veridos

Veridos has acquired a majority stake in NetSeT Global Solutions. The acquisition of the company, a developer of identity management systems, strengthens Veridos' position as a full-service provider of integrated identity solutions.

Continuing global expansion: G+D acquires majority stake in Netcetera

15/12/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is further expanding its stake in the software company Netcetera. The Munich-based group will double its stake in Netcetera from 30 to 60 percent. The two market leaders are continuing the global expansion of Netcetera's business and investing in the innovative capabilities of both companies.

Independent study by Fraunhofer IZM for G+D confirms eSIM as an environmentally friendly SIM solution

28/11/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

A independent comparative lifecycle assessment (LCA) of SIM card and eSIM balances conducted by Fraunhofer IZM demonstrates a clear lead for the embedded SIM (eSIM) in terms of environmental compatibility. This confirms the merits of Giesecke+Devrient‘s (G+D) eSIM strategy, which is focusing on the further development of this environmentally friendly technology.

G+D raises second promissory note loan worth 130 million euros

23/11/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), the global security technology group, is once again raising a promissory note loan, building on the success of its last issuance, which despite a challenging market environment, was very well received by investors.


Eight billion people: Veridos recalls the great importance of legal identities for everyone

15/11/2022 Berlin Veridos

The world’s population has now reached the landmark figure of eight billion people, according to the United Nations. However, one billion people still have no legal identity and are thus excluded from social participation and the opportunities of the modern world. With this having serious implications for those individuals, Veridos is committed to supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of giving all people a legal identity by 2030.

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G+D wins Global Fast Track competition for digital central bank currencies

02/11/2022 Munich/Hong Kong Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has been named the winner of the Best Technology Award in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's (HKMA) Global Fast Track CBDC 2022 competition. Through this initiative, Hong Kong's central bank honors innovative technology solutions for central bank digital currencies (CBDC).

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Eswatini partners with Giesecke+Devrient to explore Central Bank Digital Currency

18/10/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Central Bank of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) will partner with international technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to research and explore the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – an electronic form of money for the Kingdom of Eswatini. Both parties signed an agreement to this effect at last week’s annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Washington D.C..

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G+D’s payment tokenization solution wins Juniper Future Digital Award

17/10/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is proud to announce that the eCom Tokenizer solution has been recognized as a winner in the Fraud and Security Innovation: Payment Tokenization Solution category of the 2022 Juniper Future Digital Awards. The solution impressed the jury with its scalability and platform-agnostic approach.


Future Travel Experience Global 2022: Veridos presents new verification devices

06/09/2022 Berlin Veridos

Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, announces the launch of it’s new VeriCHECK Selfkiosk and M600 document reader at this year’s Future Travel Experience (FTE) Global. The new solutions represent the next generation of products from Veridos’ verification portfolio with the aim to make travel more convenient and secure.

G+D unveils innovative solution to tackle counterfeiting and piracy

10/08/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In response to sales losses due to counterfeiting and product and brand piracy equating to billions across all industries, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has developed a new authentication solution SIGN®, for simple and rapid product authentication. Thanks to modern micro-optics technology, SIGN® offers the highest level of security.

G+D cloud solution enables tailor-made digital banking experiences to the highest security standard

04/08/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) enables banks to offer their customers personalized digital services in a phygital ecosystem. The supporting cloud environment including APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) have now received the highest certification level for digital payment services.

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G+D pledges to end the use of virgin plastic in payment cards by 2030

20/07/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) pledges to replace all virgin plastic in its payment card products by 2030 at the latest to further support consumers and banks to fulfil their own sustainability aspirations. Being the first in the payment industry to make such a commitment, G+D expects the industry to follow suit.

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Giesecke+Devrient acquires Valid’s payment and identity solutions business in the U.S.

30/06/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), a global security technology group, today announced the acquisition of the payment and identity solutions business of Valid USA. With this step, G+D aims to accelerate growth in the U.S., one of the world's largest payment and identity markets. G+D customers will benefit from the enlarged business size in the face of persistent industry-wide supply chain challenges.

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Giesecke+Devrient and the European Investment Bank establish co-investment platform to invest in European TrustTech start-ups

21/06/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Ventures, the venture capital arm of Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), is partnering with the European Investment Bank to invest in European startups working on solutions for greater security and trust in the digital world.

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G+D shortlisted for the G20 TechSprint CBDC Initiative 2022

15/06/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has been selected to advance to the next phase of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Bank Indonesia’s global competition for digital central bank currencies, as part of the third G20 TechSprint.


Issuance of new ePassports in Denmark on schedule

30/05/2022 Berlin Veridos

Despite ongoing global supply chain challenges and shortages of raw materials, the Kingdom of Denmark has started issuing its new electronic passports on schedule. The security-optimized travel documents are produced and personalized by Veridos, a leading global provider of identity solutions, and Danish ID specialist idpeople.

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Convenient and secure private 5G networks: G+D is part of the 5G Smart Venue at HANNOVER MESSE 2022

20/05/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) will be part of the 5G Smart Venue at HANNOVER MESSE from May 30 to June 2, 2022 in Hall 7, where it will showcase solutions that support the simple, fast and convenient deployment of 5G private networks.

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Green Banknote increases sustainability in the cash cycle

05/05/2022 Munich/Tarragona Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is presenting a new type of banknote at the Global Currency Forum. The innovative "Green Banknote" acts as a blueprint for using ecological, resource-saving materials and production processes­ for banknotes. Coupled with durability and state-of-the-art security features, it makes a decisive contribution to a more environmentally friendly and efficient cash cycle.

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New G+D survey proves that the future of banking is phygital

28/04/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The new survey "Opportunities in the phygital landscape" conducted by Global Data on behalf of Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) identifies the most important trends in how banks, financial institutions and financial service providers will interact with their customers in the near future. The focus is clearly on the integration of physical and digital services.

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G+D and Patch partner to lead digital payments towards climate action

22/04/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) announce its partnership with Patch, a leading carbon credit digital marketplace, to provide bank customers with a seamless payment solution, that actively helps them manage and neutralise their carbon footprint. G+D is thus further expanding its ecosystem of eco-innovative partnerships that supports banks and fintechs in their corporate sustainability strategies and empowers consumers to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

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TU Kaiserslautern successfully tests automatic eSIM Download for Private 5G Standalone Networks

12/04/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In a European-first, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) has conducted an automatic eSIM download to a smartphone via a private 5G standalone network. The exercise demonstrates the interoperability of G+D's eSIM management with Nokia's 5G network technology.

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Increasing sustainability in the life of a banknote: G+D launches “Green Banknote Initiative”

06/04/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), together with its subsidiary Louisenthal, has launched the "Green Banknote Initiative". The aim of the open dialogue platform is to make the production and life cycle of banknotes more sustainable. This involves the principles of circular economy, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the efficient use of resources in the production process and global value chains.

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Annual results 2021: Giesecke+Devrient successfully continues transformation and achieves best result in company’s history

31/03/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In a challenging environment, the international technology group, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) continues to drive the development of its portfolio forward and reports a strong corporate performance for the 2021 financial year. The company achieved a record result and an exceptionally high net profit for the year, with sales almost reaching the high level of the pre-pandemic period.

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G+D participates in Brazilian central bank's digital currency initiative

28/03/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The planning for Brazil's central bank digital currency, the Real Digital, is entering a new phase. The Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) has selected Giesecke+Devrient’s CBDC solution Filia® for its dual offline payment capability in a challenge that evaluates use cases of a digital currency in the South American country.

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How fintechs can essentially contribute to a greener payment lifestyle

24/03/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

As fintechs are increasingly targeting eco-conscious consumers, they need to master the challenges of sustainability. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) supports fintechs in creating comprehensive solutions for this target group.

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Commemorative banknotes produced by G+D for Guatemala and Honduras awarded "Regional Banknote of the Year"

16/03/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Commemorative banknotes of Guatemala and Honduras have been named "Regional Banknote of the Year" at the High Security Printing Latin America industry conference, currently taking place in Mexico City. The award recognises excellence in design, technical excellence and the security of a banknote or banknote series.

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G+D supports Rabobank in creating a sustainability-focused and individualized payment experience

16/03/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

With G+D Convego® Recycled Cards Rabobank is introducing a new sustainable payment system. In addition, G+D facilitates the bank to further develop its customer service through an on-demand personalization approach.

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Connected Car runs with G+D technology

21/02/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Connected cars using technology from the international technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) are equiped with two eSIM cards. One is used for eCalls, navigation or traffic information services, the other for the driver's private information and entertainment services. The technical base is G+D’s DSDA solution (Dual-SIM Dual-Active) and AirOn360® eSIM management platform. These solutions are also used in the BMW iX and BMW i4 and will be available in other new BMW Group models in the future.

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G+D provides access technology for the Munich Security Conference

18/02/2022 Berlin/Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is once again supplying the security technology for access control at the Munich Security Conference (MSC), which will be held at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel from 18th to 20th February. It includes both access cards and the Veridos eAccess solution, which conveniently identifies visitors as they pass through the access gates.


How digital systems increase efficiency and transparency in public passport system

08/02/2022 Berlin Veridos

Thanks to digital systems for the application and issuance of identity documents, countries around the world are modernizing and optimizing their processes. Veridos, a leading global provider of integrated identity solutions, explains why these systems are an important tool to increase efficiency and transparency.

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Happy Birthday Euro – Here's to the next 20 years

11/01/2022 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The euro turns 20 years old in 2022 – and Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is joining the celebration. G+D has been there from the very beginning: looking back on a success story and ahead to the most important challenges to come.

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30 years of SIM: A fascinating success story

20/12/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The SIM turns 30! When Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) launched the first commercial SIM card 30 years ago, its success could not have been predicted. Since then, however, the smart card has come to be used billions of times every day around the world and has an indispensable part of almost everyone's mobile life.


Veridos wins ID Document of the Year Award 2021

17/12/2021 Berlin Veridos

Yesterday, the Reconnaissance High Security Printing conferences awarded the ePassport solution from Veridos for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the Regional ID Document of the Year award by Reconnaissance’s High Security Printing™ conferences. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and technical sophistication of a personal identification or travel document program. The decision once again emphasizes the company's leading role in the market for state-of-the-art identity solutions.

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Fingerprint and heartbeat biometrics to replace passwords: Nymi and G+D simplify critical access to secure workplaces

15/12/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and Nymi have developed a biometric system on a wristband that provides companies and their employees convenient and secure access to their entire workplace. The human-centric approach allows people to go passwordless, contactless, and handsfree at work.

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Changes in the Management Team of Veridos; Marc-Julian Siewert will lead the company as CEO from January 1st 2022

14/12/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos GmbH, a joint venture of the Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) security group and the Bundesdruckerei Group, today announced changes in the management team. Veridos CEO Andreas Räschmeier (54) will leave the company at his own request. His successor Marc-Julian Siewert (37) will lead Veridos as CEO from January 1st  2022.

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Survey by G+D and OMFIF reveals: Emerging market consumers ready to use CBDCs

09/12/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Central banks need to work with the private sector to ensure widespread availability of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) for consumers and educate them about the potential benefits in terms of speed, security and low cost, a report published by the international technology Group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and the independent think tank Official Monetary Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) reveals.

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WLA’s road to success continues: Four new organizations join the alliance

30/11/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The White Label Alliance (WLA) has seen a steady increase in members since its founding in March 2021, including new partners Modena, AdvanIDe, PAX Technology, and WizarPOS.

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The SIM turns 30

18/11/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

30 years ago, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) delivered the world's first commercial SIM card to a telecommunications company in Finland. At the time, hardly anyone could have imagined the success this smart card would achieve. But growth did not stop there – further innovations are on the horizon and the success story will continue. The IoT sector in particular is rapidly driving the SIM evolution.

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HVB banknote collection with new name under the umbrella of Giesecke+Devrient

16/11/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The foundation HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung now operates under the name Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung. With more than 300,000 notes, the technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) will be responsible for one of the most important banknote collections in the world.  

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G+D wins Global CBDC Challenge

12/11/2021 Munich / Singapore Giesecke+Devrient

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has declared Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) as one of the three winners of the Global Central Bank Digital Currency Challenge (Global CBDC Challenge). The judges awarded G+D´s solution Filia® for being a means of payment that can be universally used and is truly inclusive enabling participation in the digital economy even without a smartphone or a bank account. The announcement took place at the Singapore FinTech Festival.

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G+D presents new security chips for the connected car

12/11/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is launching Sm@rtSIM® CX Luna1.3M, a new range of security chips for the automotive industry. They are based on Infineon's next generation SLI37 automotive security controller and offer a multifunction platform for eSIM applications, IoT and digital car key solutions.

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Cybersecurity demands proactive design thinking

20/10/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Cybercrime has become an everyday threat for both private companies and public institutions However, the annual European Cyber Security Month, which takes place in October, is another reminder that there is still far too little investment in the prevention and defense against cyberattacks. In many cases, cybersecurity is still seen as a nuisance. But there is an urgent need for action in this area. After all, cyber security can be a growth driver in the digital age.

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Digital payment solutions from G+D again win innovation awards from Juniper Research

05/10/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Juniper Research has awarded two solutions from G+D with the "Future Digital Award for Payment Innovation". The QR code payment system for mobile payments and the company's payment platform for wearables won first prize in their respective categories. This is the second year in a row G+D has won awards from Juniper Research’s Future Digital Awards in two categories, emphasizing the company's leading role in the market for digital payment solutions.

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Identity as a human right: G+D emphasizes importance for global development

16/09/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

According to World Bank estimates, around one billion people do not yet own a legal identity. However, this is absolutely essential for the protection of fundamental rights and the participation in social life. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) therefore actively supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal of giving everyone a legal identity by 2030 and points out its importance.


Bangladesh establishes ePassport infrastructure in all embassies

07/09/2021 Berlin Veridos

The People's Republic of Bangladesh is announcing the enrollment and issuance service for the new forgery-proof ePassport in all its foreign missions worldwide. The required infrastructure is provided by Veridos, a leading global provider of integrated identity solutions. Veridos has already been equipping the domestic passport offices of the People’s Republic with the necessary infrastructure since 2020.

SmartTravel from Veridos implements new ICAO recommendations for digital travel authorizations

12/08/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In its new technical report, the ICAO makes recommendations for the design of digital travel authorizations. This approach reduces the use of paper-based forms and processes and, for instance, speeds up the verification of visa-exempt foreign nationals who have to provide certain information when entering specific countries. With SmartTravel from Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, public authorities can adopt the ICAO guidelines through a quick and flexible implementation process.

Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient to pilot first general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency in Africa

11/08/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to pilot a general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency (retail CBDC) in Ghana, West Africa. G+D is providing the technology and developing the solution adapted to Ghana’s requirements, which will be tested in a trial phase with banks, payment service providers, merchants, consumers and other relevant stakeholders.

G+D warns: chip shortage threatens vital economic sectors

04/08/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The global semiconductor shortage is causing bottlenecks in numerous industries. The international technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) warns of failures in economically critical areas such as connectivity, payment systems, and electronic identities – and notes the far-reaching consequences the shortage could trigger.

G+D's Convego® Connect APIs chosen by Marqeta to provide card personalization services

29/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient has been chosen by US-based global modern card issuing platform Marqeta as a new partner for card issuance services. The entire range of issuance services will be supported using G+D's Convego® Connect APIs (Application Programming Interface) platform.

Giesecke+Devrient welcomes official project launch of the digital euro

15/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

At yesterday's meeting, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) gave the go-ahead for the possible issuance of a digital euro. A two-year investigation phase is to clarify what the digital version might look like. Giesecke+Devrient welcomes the ECB's decision to proceed with the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the Eurosystem. Considering the worldwide initiatives from central banks to issue digital money as a legitimate means of payment in addition to cash, this is an important signal for the sovereignty and stability of the European currency area.

Veridos welcomes new ICAO travel document specifications

14/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

ICAO has issued the 8th edition of Doc 9303 for the standardization of machine-readable travel documents. Veridos, a leading expert on integrated identity solutions and provider of ICAO-compliant identity documents as well as accompanying systems, supported the creation of the current Doc 9303 edition through various contributions in consultation with international standardization bodies.

Bangladesh celebrates the country’s first eGates

14/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

This week, Asaduzzaman Khan, Honorable Minister of Home Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, officially opened the country’s first eGates at the capital’s International Airport. The implementation of the state-of-the-art automated border control (ABC) solution is part of the country’s overall modernization of the next-generation electronic passport infrastructure. Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, provides the eGates as well as the whole value chain for tamper-proof ePassports.

Giesecke+Devrient invests in deep technology firm FNA – both companies partner to simulate the impact of digital currencies on financial ecosystems

13/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, has invested through its corporate venture capital arm, G+D Ventures, in UK-based FNA (Financial Network Analytics), a deep technology firm specialising in advanced network analytics and simulations.

Giesecke+Devrient acquires global IoT specialist Pod to enlarge connectivity business portfolio

07/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, has acquired Pod Group, an Enterprise Network Operator (ENO) specializing in scalable Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions. The UK-based firm with offices in Seville/Spain and other locations across the globe has access to 600+ networks in 185 countries. The acquisition is another step in the strategic development of G+D towards a solution provider in the IoT business. It complements G+D's offering of trusted connectivity enablement for IoT, with tailored connectivity management services. The purchase price was not disclosed.

New technology takes the SIM card to new heights

01/07/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Modern eSIM technology catapults classic SIM cards to the next level. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) explains why this is good news for users.

Fintech Aumax enhances premium services with Metal Cards from G+D

29/06/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

For its premium service package, the French fintech company Aumax is teaming up with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). G+D’s metal card is an exclusive option for the most selective Aumax pour moi customers.

TU Kaiserslautern successfully tests eSIM deployment within a private network

28/06/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) has completed the world's first deployment test of eSIMs in a private network. Network solutions from MECSware and eSIM technology from Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) are being used.

Giesecke+Devrient supplies BBVA its new sustainable cards made of 100% recycled PVC

11/06/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is one of the suppliers selected by BBVA to manufacture the bank's new sustainable cards as part of its commitment to fight against climate change. With these cards G+D joins this commitment and provides BBVA with the first cards on the market made of 100% recycled PVC layers, thus becoming the first bank in its markets to have this type of card.

Mastercard empowers consumers to choose a sustainable future with eco-friendly cards

02/06/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

According to a recent Mastercard study, 58% of consumers are more mindful of their impact on the environment, with 85% willing to take personal action this year. Today, Mastercard makes this promise easier to realize with a new badge to identify cards made more sustainably from recyclable, recycled, bio-sourced, chlorine-free, degradable or ocean plastics. Easy to spot on the card, the badge is a simple reminder of the commitments made to address sustainability concerns.

New thread technology boosts security for banknotes

20/05/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has launched a new security thread for paper-based banknote substrates. The RollingStar® i+ impresses with a variety of design options including textures, colors and dynamic effects. Brilliant motifs, movement and color shift purity when the banknote is tilted offer maximum protection against counterfeiting.

Veridos reaches halfway point and first results in D4Fly project

12/05/2021 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Two years ago, the EU-funded "D4Fly" project started, with the aim of improving document and identity verification techniques at border-crossing points. One of the objectives is to speed up the border control process for travelers while ensuring high verification accuracy and security. In addition to contributing to several work packages, Veridos is the overall coordinator of the project. At the halfway point of the project, D4Fly has achieved its first positive results, despite challenges due to the ongoing pandemic.

G+D supports fast implementation of European Payments Initiative EPI

04/05/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) welcomes the European Payments Initiative (EPI) as a long overdue step towards establishing a sovereign pan-European payment system and an urgently needed alternative to the dominant global payment providers.

NTT DOCOMO uses G+D’s geo-redundant AirOn platform for highest reliable eSIM services

28/04/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Telecommunications provider NTT DOCOMO has decided to upgrade the eSIM management platform AirOn from international technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). The latest version of the platform offers exceptional reliability through geo-redundancy.

G+D: Personalized payment cards within minutes – Aman Bank creates new customer experience

28/04/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Libya’s Aman Bank for Commerce and Investment has successfully deployed the Convego® Instant Issuance Kiosk solution from Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). The new self-service system enables banks to issue personalized debit or credit cards for users within minutes, in a safe, socially distanced way.

“Earth Day 2021”: How Giesecke+Devrient is protecting the environment and climate

23/04/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Earth Day once again serves as an opportunity to raise public awareness of the need to protect our planet. As part of this day of action, Giesecke+Devrient is demonstrating how companies can live up to their responsibility towards this goal.

G+D and Hypovereinsbank partner to provide sustainable payment

21/04/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Together with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), HypoVereinsbank is now providing its customers with environmentally friendly plastic-free debit cards. They will be using G+D’s Convego® Natural Payment Card.

Giesecke+Devrient partners with Doconomy for climate protection

20/04/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and the Swedish fintech start-up Doconomy are joining forces to enhance payment solutions with digital sustainability-oriented tools. Their aim is to enable all of us to take personal responsibility for the planet.

Bundesdruckerei and Veridos continue to secure travel worldwide for a further five years

14/04/2021 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Bundesdruckerei will continue to manage the Public Key Directory Service (PKD) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for a further five years. The contract was awarded by ICAO on behalf of the countries participating in the ICAO PKD. Like the previous five years, support will be provided by the identity solution provider Veridos, a company in which Bundesdruckerei holds a 40% share.

Annual results 2020: Giesecke+Devrient emerges strong after pandemic year

31/03/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In a challenging 2020, the international technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) achieved sales of EUR 2.3 billion, almost on a par with the previous year. Through effective cost management and increasing margins in its business, G+D was able to boost its operating result by 13 percent to EUR 153 million. A 6 percent growth in incoming orders to a total of EUR 2.4 billion demonstrates the growing demand for G+D's safety-related products and solutions.

Giesecke+Devrient suspends deliveries to state security printer in Myanmar

31/03/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The global technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has decided to suspend all deliveries to the state-owned security printer (Security Print Works) in Myanmar with immediate effect. This is a reaction to the ongoing violent clashes between the military and the civilian population.

These 5 features are essential to a Covid-19 vaccination certificate

11/03/2021 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

The introduction of the Covid-19 vaccines across the globe has prompted discussions on the need for vaccination documentation. Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, explains the five prerequisites of a secure and effective vaccination certificate.

IDEMIA, G+D and NXP launch WLA to offer smart card and online payment firms an independent contactless payment standard

11/03/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The White Label Alliance (WLA) was formed in response to increasing global demand for next-generation, independent payment solutions. WLA consolidates and sets independent standards for contact and contactless cards, mobile and other form factors and payment terminal acceptance. WLA has also signed a strategic licensing agreement with JCB.

Veridos and idpeople win ePassport tender in Denmark

25/02/2021 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

The Kingdom of Denmark, represented by the Danish National Police, has enlisted Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, and the Danish ID specialist idpeople to design, produce and personalize new electronic passports. The integration of Veridos high-end security features will enhance the security of the new travel documents. The first passports will be issued in October 2021.

Giesecke+Devrient launches StarSign® Key Fob: a unique biometric access device

04/02/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) presents the StarSign® Key Fob as the unique biometric solution for employee access to company assets – at the highest security level, in a convenient way.

Gabrielle Bugat promoted to group management team at Giesecke+Devrient

25/01/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient has appointed Gabrielle Bugat (43) as a new member of the G+D Group management team. Beyond managing the activities related to G+D's smart card and associated services business, operations and R&D, Ms. Bugat will also lead the further expansion of the digital business around secure digital payment solutions.

Veridos paves the way for secure and autonomous border crossing

14/01/2021 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, offers solutions that support seamless and contactless automated border control. In addition to state-of-the-art automated border control solutions such as kiosk and eGate systems, Veridos is taking part in EU-funded research projects to enable the next generation of on-the-fly identity verification, investigating new biometric modalities.

From plastic waste to payment card

13/01/2021 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and the environmental organization Parley for the Oceans have concluded an agreement on the production and offering of environmentally friendly payment cards. By recycling plastic waste from the world's oceans for the production of the cards, G+D intends to support clients in their sustainability strategies and promote eco-innovation through payment solutions.

G+D provides HypoVereinsbank with metal cards for "HVB Visa Infinite Metal”

15/12/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D supplies HypoVereinsbank with high-quality premium metal cards. HVB offers this exclusive card product in combination with extensive services.

Louisenthal wins “IACA Award for Best New Environmental Sustainability Project”

17/11/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Louisenthal won the Award for the Best New Environmental Sustainability Project by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). The IACA is one of the largest associations in the currency industry and has been presenting annual industry awards since 2007. Louisenthal is part of the G+D Group which joined the UN Global Compact in 2010.

Top-down instead of bottom-up: Cyber security has to be a C-Level priority

02/11/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The importance of an integrated IT security strategy is steadily increasing, especially in current pandemic times. The accelerated digitalization in almost all areas of life has broadened the scope of possible attacks by hackers. With isolated bottom-up projects, it is nearly impossible to guarantee a comprehensive high level of security in view of such complex threats, says Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). Instead, a holistic top-down approach is required. Cyber security must become a management priority.

Civil registry as the driver for the UN sustainability goal "legal identity for all“

22/10/2020 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

This week, the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary. UN Day on October 24th is a reminder to review the status of the Sustainable Development Goals, which include the effort to provide all people with a legal identity by 2030. Because access to health services and public aid is based on legal identity, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of this goal. For this reason, there is a strong need for identity management tools including a trusted civil registry as offered by Veridos, a leading global provider of identity solutions.

Giesecke+Devrient and HID Global join forces to enable secure touchless access control for clean room environments

19/10/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and HID Global have collaborated on a solution for a secure wearable product by Nymi, to enable secure touchless verification without entering a pin code. This will provide environments, like clean rooms, access controls through secure authentication.

Digital payment security solutions from G+D  win two Juniper Innovation Research Awards

01/10/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The leading digital technology analysts “Juniper Research” have honored two G+D solutions with Future Digital Awards for Payment Innovation. Both the digital wallet solution and the the wearables payment enabling platform of G+D have won the top prize in their respective categories.

G+D supports Christine Lagarde’s demand to accelerate the introduction of the digital euro

15/09/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank ECB, claims for greater commitment to the introduction of a European digital currency. Giesecke+Devrient supports the initiative and calls for faster action at European level.

Two technology leaders join forces: Giesecke+Devrient partners with Netcetera

08/09/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) invests in Netcetera. The Swiss software company is one of the leading providers for secure digital payments. With this partnership, the two internationally operating companies aim to use synergies in their portfolio, further strengthen their innovative power and tap international growth potential.

Federal Reserve System decides for Giesecke+Devrient to develop its next generation of currency processing equipment

12/08/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Federal Reserve System’s Cash Product Office (CPO) announced yesterday that it has awarded a contract to Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to build the central bank’s next generation of high-speed currency processing equipment and associated software solutions.

Ferratum relies on G+D Mobile Security for eco-friendly payment cards

30/07/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security partners with Ferratum in producing and personalizing the totality of the entity’s environment-friendly payment cards. Ferratum, which operates in 20 markets globally, adds a new chapter to its Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability strategy as a contribution to mitigate climate change and respect for the environment.

G+D Mobile Security offers the first nuSIM management service for IoT solutions

15/07/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security leverages its long experience in eSIM management to commercially offer the first service to securely provision SIM data during IoT module and device production. Deutsche Telekom has selected and qualified the service for the in-factory personalization of nuSIM, the integrated SIM solution for IoT.

Mastercard approves G+D Mobile Security as Digital Activity Customer

02/07/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security has been granted approval by Mastercard as a Digital Activity Customer. This enables G+D to contract third parties and on-board them to Mastercard’s digital services supported by Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES). According to G+D’s legacy in innovating and securing payment ecosystems, this cooperation with Mastercard is another successful part of the long-term strategy in creating confidence and establishing strong partnerships.

Giesecke+Devrient collects more than EUR 350,000 in fundraiser for COVID-19 victims

30/06/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The coronavirus is having a massive impact on people’s lives and the economy around the world. The Munich-based security expert Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has teamed up with the Giesecke+Devrient Foundation in a global fundraiser to provide financial assistance to people who have been severely affected by COVID-19. In Germany alone, the employees and company shareholders raised EUR 173,000 in total. G+D has doubled that amount to about EUR 350,000. With additional donations from international G+D employees and subsidiaries, the company raised a worldwide total of around EUR 700,000. The donations will benefit people and organizations in need of support due to the corona crisis.

30 Years of Monetary Union: Giesecke+Devrient's central contribution

26/06/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

On 1 July 1990 the financial, economic and social union between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic took effect, requiring a large quantity of Deutsche Mark (D-Mark) banknotes to be produced in a very short time for the currency exchange. At that time, half of this additional demand was produced by Giesecke+Devrient (G+D).

Veridos launches eGovernment platform for protecting COVID-19 related documents

23/06/2020 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

In the wake of the current pandemic, governments need smart solutions to safeguard their citizens and to ensure compliance with national crisis approaches. Consequently, Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, presents its new eGovernment platform, VeriGO® TrueSeal. It allows for secure, convenient, and privacy-friendly digital attestation of sensitive documents that are essential for the management of the COVID-19 situation.

G+D Mobile Security supports Macau in dealing with the Corona crisis

18/06/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

In order to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide financial support to its citizens, the Macao government has issued contactless prepaid payment cards pre-loaded with credit. The cards were produced by G+D Mobile Security.

G+D Mobile Security simplifies Strong Customer Authentication with card tap

17/06/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security has developed a novel solution for using bank cards with EMV chips for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). With Convego® tap, customers simply activate their cards by tapping them against their smartphone.

Giesecke+Devrient launches online multimedia magazine

02/06/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has launched a digital corporate publishing platform, G+D Spotlight. Interested parties, customers, and the general public can expect a wide range of professional content related to G+D¹s key areas of expertise.

Digital services can help governments and their citizens through the Corona crisis

29/04/2020 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Recent global developments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak show an emerging need for digital government services, commonly referred to as eGovernment Solutions. Veridos, a world-leader in identity solutions, explains how governments can go digital and provide citizens with online access to essential government services from their homes or wherever they are.

Digital services can help governments and their citizens through the COVID-19 crisis

16/04/2020 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Recent global developments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak show an emerging need for digital government services, commonly referred to as eGovernment Solutions. Veridos, a world-leader in identity solutions, explains how governments can go digital and provide citizens with online access to essential government services from their homes or wherever they are.

New study by G+D Mobile Security reveals decisive role of eSIM technology for IoT

15/04/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The new study commissioned by G+D Mobile Security proofs that eSIM technology is one of the key enablers of IoT.

Annual results 2019: Record year for Giesecke+Devrient thanks to growth in digital business

02/04/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) reports record results for the past fiscal year. The Munich-based group specializing in security technology has seen significant increases in sales and EBIT. A large part of the sales growth stems from the Group's rapidly growing business in digital products and services. Due to the global spread of coronavirus, G+D expects a challenging environment in the 2020 fiscal year and is focusing on protecting its employees, customers and partners.

G+D Mobile Security presents the easy eSIM registration for mass markets smartphone offerings

24/03/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security and DENT Wireless demonstrate how easy eSIM Management can be implemented

G+D Mobile Security equips SHARP’s new mobile phone for kids with eSIM technology

26/02/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

NTT DOCOMO, INC. Japan's largest mobile network operator, has launched "Kids Keitai SH-03M", a new mobile phone especially for children. The devices produced by DOCOMO and SHARP use eSIM technology from G+D Mobile Security for their connectivity.

G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM Technology is integrated into the Samsung Galaxy® Z Flip

18/02/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

eSIM technology is one of the many innovative features integrated into the Samsung Galaxy® Z Flip smartphone, which was launched 14th February 2020. The eSIM technology is supplied by G+D Mobile Security.

Once again Veridos provides the Munich Security Conference with innovative authentication technology

13/02/2020 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos VeriGO® eAccess solution will once again be utilized at the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The MSC is a top-level conference where key decision makers from the global security community congregate in Munich, Germany, annually. For a second time, Veridos will supply innovative walk-through portals and software that will verify the visitor’s identity via on-the-move authentication.

Mobile World Congress 2020: G+D Mobile Security presents holistic connectivity solutions for the IoT ecosystem

06/02/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Barcelona, G+D Mobile Security demonstrates how connectivity challenges of the 5G era can be overcome in the IoT and payment ecosystem.

Security chips from G+D Mobile Security protect professional devices from Miele

27/01/2020 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Embedded Secure elements (eSE) from G+D Mobile Security are part of Miele’s connected professional appliances. They increase the security of certain intelligent devices through encrypted communication.

Webasto relies on eSIM technology from G+D Mobile Security and connectivity from POST Luxembourg for smart charging stations

18/12/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Webasto, one of the 100 largest suppliers within the automotive industry, has launched Webasto Live, a connected and intelligent wall mounted charging station for electric cars. The eSIM solution from G+D Mobile Security ensures secure management of the digital services, while POST Luxembourg guarantees the global mobile connectivity of the charging station.

G+D Mobile Security redefining the consumer’s experience from physical to digital with Canada's first prepaid metal payment cards for KOHO

17/12/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Canadian Fintech company KOHO has launched the country's first metal prepaid contactless payment cards. These innovative premium cards will be provided by G+D Mobile Security and will support KOHO’s current digital suite of products in further attracting Canadian Consumers to its banking experience.

Verena von Mitschke-Collande erhält Ehrenmedaille der Stadt Leipzig

28/11/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Für ihr Engagement rund um das kulturelle Leben in Leipzig wurde Verena von Mitschke-Collande, G+D-Gesellschafterin und Vorsitzende des Stiftungsrats der Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung, gestern mit der Ehrenmedaille der Stadt ausgezeichnet. Damit wird eine Persönlichkeit gewürdigt, die sich für Leipzigs Kultur, insbesondere im Umfeld des Museums für Druckkunst, hohe Verdienste und besondere Wertschätzung erworben hat, heißt es in der offiziellen Erklärung.

Giesecke+Devrient ranked among the top 50 of Germany's most innovative companies

26/11/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is one of Germany's most innovative companies. In the EconSight ranking, undertaken on behalf of the Handelsblatt newspaper, the group took the 28th spot among innovation champions in Germany. In its current ranking list, the Swiss business research institute identifies the leaders in the race for digital penetration of future technologies and the companies that are decisively shaping the global innovation landscape.

Veridos modernises Cyprus passport personalisation system

25/11/2019 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

The Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior of Cyprus has commissioned Veridos to modernise its nationwide system for biometric data collection, centralized personalization, and issuance of electronic passports, ID cards, and residence permits.

G+D Mobile Security collaborates with lowRISC to support OpenTitan, a new open source project

05/11/2019 München Giesecke+Devrient

Companies’ aim is to make the hardware root more transparent, trustworthy, and secure for everyone.

G+D Mobile Security and HIT form a global partnership for payment cards in the premium segment

28/10/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security and HIT have announced a strategic partnership at Money20/20 USA 2019 in Las Vegas. Together, they provide a portfolio of metal payment cards available worldwide that meet the highest demands of consumers in design, appearance and functionality.

G+D Mobile Security demonstrates its comprehensive portfolio for the financial ecosystem at Money20/20 USA 2019

25/10/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security will present its secure and innovative solutions for seamless onboarding, digital payment and payment cards at Money20/20 USA 2019 in Las Vegas.

Veridos presents innovative smartphone-based verification solution for identity documents

23/10/2019 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos, a global provider of integrated identity solutions, will present SwipeUp ID for the first time at SecurityPrinters in Copenhagen. The innovative solution uses the capacitive displays of smartphones to verify identity documents quickly and securely.

Chinese automaker Changan sells new SUV model with digital car key solution from G+D Mobile Security

22/10/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Chinese automotive brand Changan Automobile released its CS75PLUS model at the Chengdu Motor Show in September 2019. One month after the launch date, the sales volume of CS75PLUS exceeded 20,000, and the sales orders have exceeded 30,000. One of many attractive features and technologies in this new model is the smart digital car key, a result of the close work of G+D Mobile Security and Changan. G+D provides the required technologies, solutions and services.

Giesecke+Devrient beteiligt sich an Neuauflage des Münchner Klimapakts

22/10/2019 München Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) hat den zweiten Klimapakt der Münchner Wirtschaft unterzeichnet. Darin verpflichtet sich das Unternehmen freiwillig dazu, seine CO2-Emissionen weiter nachhaltig zu reduzieren.

Andreas Räschmeier is new CEO of Veridos

16/10/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos GmbH, the joint venture of the Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) security group and the Bundesdruckerei (German federal printing office), has appointed a new CEO. On November 1, Andreas Räschmeier will succeed Hans-Wolfgang Kunz, who is due to retire.

Juniper awards G+D Mobile Security for best innovation in IoT security

11/10/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Juniper Research has announced this year's winners of the Future Digital Awards for Technology and Innovation. In the IoT Innovation category, the British market analyst awarded the eSIM management platform "AirOn" from G+D Mobile Security as "Best IoT Security Innovation of the Year".

G+D Mobile Security secures IoT data streams for Lufthansa Industry Solutions with eSIM and Blockchain

09/10/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

IT service provider Lufthansa Industry Solutions has implemented SIGNiT® from G+D Mobile Security as a new solution for the reliable tracking of transport damage. The solution, that uses a unique combination of eSIM and blockchain technology, will be presented to the public for the first time at the 5G CMM Expo 2019.

This is why the eSIM is a key technology for the Connected Car

14/08/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security explains seven reasons why eSIM technology is a driver for the success of the Connected Car.

Japanese mobile operator IIJ relies on eSIM management from G+D Mobile Security

06/08/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The leading Japanese network provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has launched an eSIM service for the mobile Internet. The AirOn Go+ platform from G+D Mobile Security is enabling eSIM management.

G+D Mobile Security launches personalization bureau in South Africa

05/08/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security is opening a new personalization bureau in Johannesburg on August 13, 2019. It offers companies in the financial industry in Southern and Central Africa comprehensive local services for the personalization of payment cards.

Brighter AI secures millions in funding from eCAPITAL and G+D Ventures

29/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

German anonymization company Brighter AI Technologies secures several millions in funding from eCAPITAL and Giesecke+Devrient Ventures.

G+D Mobile Security supports eSIM management in Microsoft Windows environments

29/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Microsoft links its Enterprise Mobility Management solution Intune with the eSIM Device Enablement Service (eDES) from G+D Mobile Security. This enables IT departments to centrally manage the mobile connections of eSIM-enabled end devices in their companies.

LG counts on G+D Mobile Security for mobile payment services

25/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

LG has launched the LG Pay mobile payment service supporting Mastercard and Visa in the United States, the first market outside of its home country of South Korea. The Convego® CloudPay service from G+D Mobile Security is used for deployment, provisioning and lifecycle management of virtual payment cards.

Veridos delivers more than 74 million Mexican Voter ID cards

25/07/2019 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the acquisition of a major contract with a long-standing customer; the Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE). This project is expected to deliver a minimum of 74 million identification documents to Mexican citizens during the contract duration of five years. The highly-secure, durable ID cards will ease verification processes and enhance national security.

How eco-friendly is our money? – Louisenthal strives for more sustainability in the production of banknotes

15/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The ecological footprint of banknotes depends on many factors. Stringent product requirements to ensure security, durability, functionality and design limit the scope for sustainability concerns. Louisenthal, a subsidiary of the Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology Group, has analyzed the production of banknotes with regard to sustainability and launched an information campaign to raise awareness. This campaign also aims to assist central banks and banknote printing plants in their efforts to improve the sustainability of banknotes.

HENN realizes technology center project at the Prinzregentenstraße site

08/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Together with the implementing company MC Grundstücksgesellschaft, global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is erecting a new building with around 42,000 square meters of floorspace at the premises of the company headquarters. The building complex at the Prinzregentenstraße site in Munich will offer space for companies operating in similar fields of technology as G+D. Architectural office HENN has now been commissioned with constructing this building at G+D’s Munich headquarters.

Preserving culture: 25th anniversary of the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig

03/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Living social responsibility: Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has committed itself to this objective and established the non-profit G+D Foundation in 2010. Under this umbrella, organizations are promoted that are committed to educational work for children and young people as well as the promotion and preservation of art and culture. One such institution is the Museum of the Printing Arts in Leipzig. Here, you can see over 550 years of printing and media history up close. The museum has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Furthermore, the City of Leipzig has now presented Verena von Mitschke-Collande, G+D shareholder and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Giesecke+Devrient Foundation, with the Leipzig Medal of Honor for her commitment to the museum.

Paper mill in Königstein celebrates its 450th anniversary

01/07/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Königstein location in Saxony is one of Germany’s oldest paper mills. The “paper mill in Biela valley” was first mentioned in an official document in 1577. In 1991, the security technology group Giesecke+Devrient acquired the mill, and in 1997 it was fused it with the company’s Louisenthal subsidiary, an internationally active substrate and foil producer based in Gmund am Tegernsee, Germany. G+D celebrated the 450th anniversary in a ceremony on June 29 at the company site in Königstein.

G+D Mobile Security and Crédit Agricole launch pilot project with biometric payment cards

26/06/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The French banking group Crédit Agricole is testing contactless payment cards with integrated fingerprint readers in a pilot project with 200 customers. The biometric cards in use come from G+D Mobile Security.

G+D Mobile Security and IDEMIA intend to create the White Label Alliance (WLA) to define an open standard for payment.

03/06/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Considering global market demand for independent and standardized payment solutions, G+D Mobile Security and IDEMIA announce their intention to create the White Label Alliance (WLA) to provide a new security solution for next generation payment applications. The solution will be based on White Label EMV specifications and will enable ready-to-deploy solutions for domestic payment schemes and closed-loop worldwide.

G+D Mobile Security presents secure mobile solutions for seamless travel at UITP Summit 2019

29/05/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security is demonstrating its comprehensive solution portfolio for public transport at this year's UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) Summit. At the same time, the company can look back at 25 years of contactless ticketing.

Five signs that eSIM is on the verge of a breakthrough

21/05/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security explains why eSIM technology will soon conquer the mass market.

G+D Mobile Security brings its innovative and secure solutions for the Financial Ecosystem to Money20/20 Europe 2019

17/05/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

At Money 20/20 Europe 2019, G+D Mobile Security will showcase an E2E customer journey, including a secure digital customer onboarding, a compliant two-factor authentication with biometrics and safe digital payment solutions.

03 Architects win competition for new technology campus at G+D headquarter

10/05/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is working with implementing company MC Grundstücksgesellschaft to enhance the G+D company headquarters in Munich’s Bogenhausener Tor development through the addition of a new technology campus. The winner of an architectural competition to design the campus has now been selected by a prestigious panel of judges.

Ralf Wintergerst übernimmt NMI-Vorsitz

30/04/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient CEO leitet ab Mai Nordafrika Mittelost Initiative der Deutschen Wirtschaft

50 Years of Eurocheque: the history of a great European

24/04/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

From paper cheques and debit cards to contactless payment: The eurocheque system, which officially celebrates its 50th birthday on 1 May 2019, has made a rapid career. What nobody suspected at the time: The foundation stone for today's modern payment methods was laid. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) takes a look back at the eventful history of a great European, which has had a decisive influence on the Munich-based company.

Chinese electric car manufacturer XPENG Motors selects G+DMobile Security for smart Digital Car Key solution

18/04/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security has won XPENG Motors as a new customer. The Chinese manufacturer of electric cars will equip its new production vehicle with a digital smart car key. Key elements of the technologies, solutions, services and infrastructure are delivered by G+D.

Giesecke+Devrient’s order backlog reaches all-time high

11/04/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) published its results for fiscal 2018 today. Once again, the global security technology company posted record sales. G+D enjoyed particular success in acquiring new customer orders, with the order backlog growing by 50 percent.

Bulgarian 100 Levs note with security features by Louisenthal wins Regional Banknote of the Year Award in Malta

27/03/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The Bulgarian 100 Levs note won the award for Regional Banknote of the Year at the High Security Printing EMEA in Malta. The award recognizes “outstanding achievements in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series”. The banknote won the award for its “brilliant, beautiful and dynamic security features which correspond perfectly with each other and encourage the public to authenticate the note at first sight.” The paper-embedded security features – the thread, the foil and the watermark – were supplied by Louisenthal, a subsidiary of Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH.

BPS® C5 by G+D Currency Technology wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

18/03/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The newly launched BPS® C5 is the winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD in the category “Product/Industry”. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.

Veridos leads new EU research project on border control

26/02/2019 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos, one of the world’s leading identity solution providers, will head a new EU-funded research project, which focuses on enhancing the quality and efficiency of verification at border crossings. The goal is to reduce the process duration to enable a non-stop border-crossing experience for travelers and to significantly decrease fraud. Veridos will act as a consortium leader and will work together with 18 partners on the project, which gets its funding through the EU Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020.

G+D Mobile Security to accelerate the IoT business through collaboration with Arm

25/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Mobile Security integrates AirOn eSIM management solution with Pelion IoT platform for quick and secure IoT device onboarding

G+D Mobile Security simplifies connectivity management for enterprises with the eSIM Device Enablement Service

22/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security introduces eSIM Device Enablement Service (eDES): a holistic solution for mobile network operators’ (MNOs) to monetize enterprise solutions and for Enterprise customers to benefit from a fully digitalized mobile device management (MDM). This World class leadership and expertise in eSIM management combines with business/operational support systems from the industry to facilitate real-time activation of eSIM capable devices.

Munich Security Conference benefits from Veridos’ innovative authentication technology

22/02/2019 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos, a world-leading identity solution provider, has successfully deployed its VeriGO® eAccess solution at the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The MSC is a high-level conference that brings together key decision makers of the international security community every year in Munich. For this year’s event, Veridos created innovative walk-through portals and software that verify the visitors’ identity by reading badges on-the-move.

G+D Mobile Security and SIMCom cooperate for enhanced connected car security

22/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security will present a reference design for safe automotive telematics control units at MWC Barcelona 2019. The solution, developed jointly with SIMCom, enables OEMs in the automotive industry to produce safe control units faster.

eSIM management platform AirOn by G+D Mobile Security supports Deutsche Telekom’s nuSIM

19/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security's AirOn eSIM management platform now also meets the latest requirements in terms of management, security and connectivity in the IoT environment. The solution and service portfolio ranges from secure data provisioning in innovative NarrowBand (NB) IoT environments to the support of new SIM technologies, in particular the recently announced nuSIM by Deutsche Telekom.

New converged solution by G+D Mobile Security integrates SIM and other security applications on a single chip

18/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security has developed a new solution that enables the integration of multiple security applications on a single security chip, e.g. for mobile connectivity, mobile payment, transit and other security applications. G+D will be presenting its solution for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2019.

Compact and powerful – BPS® C6 sets new standards for medium cash centers

13/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Currency Technology adds the BPS® C6 to its comprehensive portfolio of banknote processing systems. The BPS® C6 sets new standards in its combination of productivity, durability, and connectivity.

G+D Mobile Security presents solutions for secure identity management at Mobile World Congress 2019

04/02/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The motto of G+D Mobile Security's presence at the MWC Barcelona (February 25 – 28) is "Protect what matters to you". Under this overarching theme, the company presents its future-proof solutions for securing digital identities for products and services. MWC visitors can find G+D Mobile Security in hall 7 at booth 7A41.

G+D Currency Technology strengthens focus on software and solutions business by acquiring Transtrack International

31/01/2019 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G+D Currency Technology, Munich, and Transtrack International, Amsterdam, entered into a definitive agreement today, under which G+D Currency Technology will acquire all shares of Transtrack International. Transtrack International is a market leader in the development of standard software solutions that address the control, efficiency and management of the end-to-end cash supply chain.

Currency App by G+D Currency Technology wins Central Banking Award

23/01/2019 München Giesecke+Devrient

The Currency App by G+D Currency Technology won the Central Banking Currency Innovation Award. The award “highlight[s] the outstanding performance and achievements of individuals and organisations within the central banking community”; the jury was particularly impressed by the apps innovative impetus, establishing best practice and helping “ central banks to improve their educational outreach efforts to bolster the vitally important issue of national currency security.” The award ceremony will take place mid-March in London.

Swatch announces SwatchPay! using secure mobile payment technology by G+D Mobile Security

17/01/2019 München Giesecke+Devrient

Munich and Zurich, January 17, 2019 – Today, Swatch announces a new series of watches in the traditional stylish design that are enabled for convenient contactless payment. This innovative approach combines iconic Swatch design with a mobile payment feature that uses Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security`s wearable enablement platform and wearable app as well as an embedded secure element to ensure the security of data and payment transactions. Following its successful launch in China in the summer of 2017, the credit card watch is now available in Switzerland as well.

Louisenthal equips winning currencies with security features

20/12/2018 München Giesecke+Devrient

At the High Security Printing Asia in Hanoi, the new 1000 Thai Baht banknote from the 2018 Thai banknote series 17 was awarded the Regional Banknote of the Year Award Asia and the new Hong Kong Series from 2018 the Best New Series Award. Both currencies are equipped with security features by Louisenthal, one of the main criteria for the awards. The awards recognise “outstanding achievements in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series”. The 1000 Thai Baht banknote was selected for its “outstanding and attractive Level 1 security features which encourage the public to authenticate the note at first sight.” The Hong Kong Series received the award for its “striking design and the dynamic security features which correspond perfectly with each other.”

G+D Mobile Security powers ORANGE eSIM Service for consumer devices market across its affiliates

19/12/2018 München Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, December 19, 2018 – Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, the market leader in eSIM management, is providing Orange with eSIM management services to their customers.

Veridos launches new color image technology

10/12/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Berlin, December 10, 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the release of a new security feature that will allow governments to apply secure, durable and vibrant color ID photos with high process flexibility. Veridos now offers two color image methods for polycarbonate identity documents: POLYCORE® technology and a new solution to be showcased at this week’s APSCA Border Management and Identity Conference.

Transatel and G+D sign with Scania to provide trucks with machine-to-machine connectivity worldwide

03/12/2018 München Giesecke+Devrient

Transatel and Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security (G+D) are making public today their partnership to enable Scania’s embedded telematics units with global connectivity. Scania already provides its customers with a telematics service but is now going one step further, as it is looking to deploy worldwide. In this context, Scania needed a fully eUICC-compliant solution (provided by G+D), supported by a global, flexible and secure technical platform (provided by Transatel). Transatel will offer Scania their competitive data prices worldwide, as well their core value proposition for all IoT players: a one-time integration for a global deployment.

G+D Currency Technology equips complete banknote series for Armenia on Hybrid™ substrate

22/11/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, November 22, 2018 – G+D Currency Technology and Louisenthal produced the new banknote series for Armenia, issued by the country’s Central Bank on November 22, 2018. The series consists of six denominations: 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, and 1,000 dram and is entirely based on Hybrid™ substrate.

Veridos launches mobile facial authentication solution for eGovernment services

23/10/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Berlin, October 23, 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos today announced the release of a facial authentication solution called VeriGO® TrueID, which is set to enable the next generation of eGovernment services and as such presents a crucial opportunity for all governments seeking to keep pace in the ever-evolving digital landscape. It also brings clear benefits for citizens, making a convenient and secure solution available when renewing identity documents, for example.

Major investment in Uganda: Veridos and UPPC establish local security printing factory

05/10/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos today announced the start of a major investment project in the Republic of Uganda. The company entered into 15-year-partnership with the government of Uganda to provide the country’s citizens with all relevant security documents. A new joint venture, Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC), has been created by German Veridos and the state owned Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) specifically for this wide-ranging project.

Veridos builds high-tech ID factory with Iraqi government

26/09/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Berlin/Baghdad, September 25, 2018 – Together with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, world-leading identity solutions provider Veridos is building a new identity document factory in the Republic of Iraq. The production site will be located in the capital, Baghdad, and enables the country to independently produce its own electronic ID cards and passports on site. Veridos will also provide all relevant services and maintenance activities.

First chip card patent filed 50 years ago on September 13, 1968

10/09/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has been instrumental in introducing and developing this groundbreaking technology from the original form factors to today’s eSIMs

Veridos supplies new, highly-secure driver licenses and ID cards for Ohio

16/08/2018 Dulles, Virginia (USA) Giesecke+Devrient

Veridos, a world-leading identity solutions provider, supplies new driver licenses and ID cards to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The contract includes the annual production of more than three million cards at a secure, local issuance facility in Ohio. The change from an over-the-counter issuance process to a central issuance model with advanced security features promotes security for all Ohio residents.

Samsung’s new Galaxy® Watch smartwatch uses G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM technology for seamless connectivity

10/08/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Yesterday, Samsung Mobile globally launched the next generation of their successful Samsung Gear smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy® Watch. The powerful and feature rich smartwatch integrates a consumer embedded SIM (eSIM) solution, exclusively supplied by G+D Mobile Security. This latest generation of Samsung smartwatches supports remote profile management over-the-air with mobile network operators (MNOs) in all regions. Consumers benefit from a user-friendly connectivity and seamless device management.

Giesecke+Devrient successfully places a bonded loan of 200 million euros

23/07/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient has, for the first time in its history, placed a bonded loan in the amount of 200 million Euros. The company is thus taking advantage of the favorable conditions on the capital market. In view of the high demand from investors, the original target volume was more than doubled.

Veridos wins €340 million contract in Bangladesh

19/07/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos, a joint venture of Giesecke+Devrient and state-owned Bundesdruckerei, has announced today the conclusion of a major contract. The Ministry of Home Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, acting through the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP), has commissioned Veridos with the supply, installation, and implementation of next generation electronic passports and border control systems in Bangladesh. The contract, with a volume of around €340 million, will run for 12 years.

Veridos wins €340 million contract in Bangladesh

19/07/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

Berlin, July 19, 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos, a joint venture of Giesecke+Devrient and state-owned Bundesdruckerei, has announced today the conclusion of a major contract. The Ministry of Home Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, acting through the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP), has commissioned Veridos with the supply, installation, and implementation of next generation electronic passports and border control systems in Bangladesh. The contract, with a volume of around €340 million, will run for 12 years.

G+D Mobile Security and Worldline Cooperate to increase security in IoT and Industry 4.0 applications

28/05/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Today, G+D Mobile Security announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Worldline, the European leader in payments and transactional services, to cooperate in the field of Industrial IoT (IIoT) security.

Wolfram Seidemann new chairman of the International Currency Association ICA

22/05/2018 Dallas, USA Giesecke+Devrient

At its Annual General Meeting, the International Currency Association ICA, has elected Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, CEO of G+D Currency Technology, as its new chairman. The ICA is a not-for-profit organisation representing all suppliers of currency as well as all suppliers of products, technologies, cash-in-transit services and equipment used in the design, production, handling, and circulation of currency worldwide.

G+D Mobile Security showcases its secure solutions for the financial ecosystem at Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam

22/05/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 22, 2018 — At this year’s Money20/20 Europe event (, G+D Mobile Security will showcase its fully digitalized banking customer journey, including solutions such as compliant digital customer onboarding and customer banking authentication with secure biometrics.

G+D Currency Technology with focus on new security features and intelligent automation at the Banknote Conference

21/05/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 21, 2018 – Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology presents the company's solution and product portfolio with a specific focus on new security features as well as intelligent automation in the cash cycle at the Banknote Conference 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

Giesecke+Devrient and IDnow combine their worldwide market presence and Biometric, Artificial Intelligence Technologies to create global solutions for secure digital identification

17/05/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 17, 2018 - G+D Mobile Security and IDnow GmbH entered into a partnership to combine expertise and resources with the aim to develop AI-driven biometric and security technologies. A first result of this cooperation is the development of a fully automatic remote identification solution for international markets.

Giesecke+Devrient continues on success course – increased revenue and earnings

17/04/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, April 17, 2018 – At €2.14 billion, the global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) once again exceeded the record revenue achieved in the previous year, with a rise of more than 2%. The adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by 4% year-on-year, to €130 million. This means that G+D has more than doubled its EBIT within the last four years. All business sectors – Currency Technology, Mobile Security, Veridos, and secunet – have again made a positive contribution towards this result. G+D recorded a significantly higher net income of €67 million, a rise of 28% on the previous year.

The green button is online: VERIMI is gradually launching its ID and data platform

10/04/2018 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

• VERIMI’s basic product goes live and initially supports videoident • Deutsche Bank and Bundesdruckerei integrate VERIMI from the start; further shareholders and partners will follow by mid-year • Start-ups Weltsparen, Compaio and Docyet are application partners from the very beginning • Further product features such as payment and ID functions as well as eGovernment integration will be added in the coming months

Armenian 500 dram Collector’s Note from G+D Currency Technology wins Regional Banknote of the Year.

27/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, Germany, February 21, 2018 – At the 2018 High Security Printing (HSP) Conference in Warsaw, the Armenian 500 dram collector’s note, which features Noah’s Ark as its main motif, was selected as Regional Banknote of the Year for the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). With this collector’s note, the oldest Christian country on Earth commemorates the ship in which, according to the Old Testament, Noah’s family and all the animals were saved from a biblical flood, before coming ashore on Mount Ararat.

G+D Mobile Security enables secure end-to-end data protection for NB-IoT networks while saving costs and reducing deployment efforts

27/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 27, 2018 – G+D Mobile Security drives and supports the Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) market by introducing an innovative data security solution. It provides secure end-to-end NB-IoT data protection that is independent of network security mechanisms or additional cryptographic hardware that would raise the bill-of-material (BOM) of cost-sensitive IoT devices. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), application providers and end customers alike benefit from this new approach to IoT data security. G+D Mobile Security showcases this innovative solution for secure end-to-end data protection in NB-IoT networks at its booth 7A41 in Hall 7 at this this year`s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26 to March 1).

G+D Mobile Security launches world’s first SSD with an embedded Secure Element (eSE) to store critical data

27/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 23, 2018 – At this year’s Embedded World event in Nuremberg, Germany (February 27 – March 1), G+D Mobile Security launches the world’s first SSD (Solid State Drive) with an embedded Secure Element (eSE). This new product addresses the need for maximum, tamper-proof security of data stored on a SSD. With “CryptoCore SSD”, sensitive and confidential data can be stored easily and with the highest level of security. The embedded Secure Element also ensures that sensitive data can only be accessed by authorized applications and people. G+D Mobile Security shows this new product as a partner of ADL Embedded Solutions in Hall1, Booth 1-554.

G+D Mobile Security drives convergence of M2M with consumer eSIM management for connected cars

26/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 26, 2018 – At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26th to March 1st), G+D Mobile Security will be presenting an eSIM management enabled solution that will allow car owners to download their private mobile subscription to a second SIM which is soldered into the car’s telematics box. This new approach uses G+D’s eSIM management technology and will significantly ease the use of telephony and infotainment services in cars thanks to improved RF radio and service quality. The solution will be shown at the G+D Mobile Security booth in Hall 7 (Booth 7A41).

G+D Mobile Security ensures secure data processing and protection against cloning and misuse for the VERIMI identity management solution

23/02/2018 Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 23, 2018 – G+D recently joined the European data alliance VERIMI ( with partners like Allianz, Daimler, Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom. VERIMI is the new European identity and data platform. This includes a safe and easy-to-use single sign-on functionality, but also the management of personal information. Its secure identity management solution for private customers and service providers is scheduled to be launched in Germany in late spring 2018. It will be secured with a solution developed by G+D Mobile Security, the Trusted Application Kit (TAK). TAK is designed to protect mobile apps against data, identity and know-how theft, fraud, identity misuse and malware. TAK ensures privacy compliant and secure processing of data and the security of iOS and Android apps. The solution will be shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26th to March 1st) at G+D Mobile Security’s booth in Hall 7 (Booth 7A41).

G+D Mobile Security and Samsung SDS present Convego® mobile authentication – a user-friendly and PSD2-compliant mobile authentication solution

22/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 22, 2018 – At this year`s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26 to March 1), G+D Mobile Security showcases a sophisticated mobile authentication solution, enabling banks and other financial institutions to implement strong biometric authentication for their mobile banking and payment services. The solution is powered by Samsung SDS Nexsign software. Nexsign is a FIDO (Fast Identity Online)-certified authentication solution with unique features for financial institutions that allows users to apply multiple biometric features such as fingerprint, face, and voice credentials for accessing mobile banking services. End customers benefit from a very simple authentication, as they no longer need to handle long and complex passwords.

G+D Mobile Security provides a holistic automotive security management framework as a service

21/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 21, 2018 – At the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, G+D Mobile Security presents a holistic Automotive Security Management Framework as a Service (FaaS). This new concept provides comprehensive security features for new and evolving business models where connected car, mobility and autonomous driving services are being designed and monetized. G+D’s Automotive Security Management Framework as a Service provides a security foundation for this increasingly relevant service development. The framework can be customized by car manufacturers and service providers to configure and manage their individual security policies to address the evolving business needs. G+D Mobile Security demonstrates the new Automotive Security Management Framework at this year`s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26 – March 1) in Hall 7, booth 7A41.

G+D Currency Technology continues successful partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank

21/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 21, 2018 – G+D Currency Technology has signed a contract with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for the competitive development of the next generation of high-speed currency processing equipment.

Deutsche Telekom implements G+D Mobile Security’s solution for eSIM management of private users’ mobile devices

19/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 19, 2018 – Deutsche Telekom has conducted a tender process which resulted in G+D Mobile Security being chosen as the supplier for eSIM management of private users’ mobile devices. Deutsche Telekom is thus expanding its eSIM platform, in order to prepare for the increasing availability of mobile devices with a pre-installed embedded SIM card (eSIM), as well as rising user numbers for eSIM-based services. Germany’s largest telecommunications provider already uses an eSIM solution from G+D Mobile Security for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in the automotive sector.

MWC 2018: G+D Mobile Security presents its sophisticated solutions for securing identities for the digital economy

05/02/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 5, 2018 – At this year`s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona (February 26th to March 1st), G+D Mobile Security will be showcasing its products and solutions under the motto “Protect what matters to you” by securing identities for the digital economy. Secure digital identities are vital for all digital products and services that are paving the way towards digitization and ultimately to “Creating a better future”, which is this year’s motto of the MWC. G+D Mobile Security presents and demonstrates solutions to secure and manage all kinds of digital identities for its focus industries such as Connectivity Service Providers (CSP), device makers, automotive, financial institutions and enterprise security on its booth in Hall 7 (Booth 7A41).

Mobile payment with a digital credit card and girocard at German Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken

31/01/2018 Munich/Wiesbaden (Germany) Giesecke+Devrient

Munich/Wiesbaden (Germany), January 31, 2018 – In December 2017, the Cooperative Financial Network Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken in Germany started a “Family&Friends” pilot project for mobile payment via smartphones, using a digitized credit card or girocard (girocard being the most widely used payment card in Germany). This new mobile payment solution has been very well accepted, not only by the 200 employees of the two pilot banks, i.e. Volksbank Mittelhessen and VR-Bank HessenLand, but also by commerce and retailers.

G+D wins €260 million contract in Egypt

16/01/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, January 16, 2018 – Global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has today announced the conclusion of a major contract. The Central Bank of Egypt has commissioned G+D with planning and building an integrated plant for the production and processing of bank notes in Egypt’s new administrative capital, southeast of Cairo. The project, with a volume of around €260 million, includes cutting-edge IT and security infrastructure as well as the setup of further regional centers.

G+D Mobile Security supports Rabobank in launching a sophisticated and secure mobile payment solution

10/01/2018 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, January 10, 2018 – G+D Mobile Security worked with Dutch Rabobank to migrate Rabobank’s existing SIM-based mobile payment solution to a cloud-based mobile payment application using state-of-the-art HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology. In addition, G+D Mobile Security`s Convego® AppWorld solution enables Rabobank to build their own mobile ecosystem around mobile payments with a rich choice of value-added services. “Rabo Wallet” users can therefore not only manage their mobile payment cards and make mobile payments - they can also instantly activate other services like parking and a storage function for customer shop and loyalty cards.

G+D Mobile Security and M2MD Technologies, Inc. to showcase next generation automotive security access solutions at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

02/01/2018 Dulles, VA (USA) Giesecke+Devrient

Dulles, VA (USA), January 2, 2018— G+D Mobile Security, a global leader in identity management security solutions, and M2MD Technologies, Inc., an innovator in secure, faster, and efficient connected automotive solutions, are collaborating to further secure mobile access to vehicles.

New partner for identification platform Verimi

11/12/2017 Berlin Giesecke+Devrient

• Giesecke+Devrient becomes new shareholder • Pre-version of product tested in piloting phase • Shareholder agreement signed in Berlin

New banknote processing system BPS® C2 increases efficiency in the cash cycle

06/12/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, November 6, 2017 – G+D Currency Technology adds the BPS® C2 to its portfolio of banknote processing systems. The combination of connectivity, productivity, and usability enhances efficiency and competitiveness in the cash cycle. In addition, it has been recognized with the German Design Award 2018 for Excellent Product Design.

G+D Mobile security provides mobile payment solution for Erste Austria

27/11/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), November 27, 2017 – Erste Bank und Sparkassen recently launched within their “George Go” app the first Mobile Payment Wallet in the Austrian market based on HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology. It is powered by G+D Mobile Security’s Convego® CloudPay solution and initially supports Mastercard and at a later stage also other card products of the portfolio. This Mobile Payment solution is the first commercial launch based on the framework agreement between Erste Group and G+D Mobile Security to provide mobile payment solutions to Erste Group issuer banks.

Notice of the draft merger by way of absorption of the company Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security France (Absorbed Company) by the Company C.P.S. Technologies (Absorbing Company)

16/11/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Under the terms of a private deed executed and entered into by the merging companies on November 14, 2017, the company,

G+D Mobile Security and Microsoft partner to provide secure and seamless eSIM solutions for Microsoft Windows 10 devices

25/10/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), October 25, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security, an industry leader in eSIM Management and secure connectivity, is pleased to announce its partnership with Microsoft to release an eSIM solution for Microsoft Windows 10. This partnership introduces an end-to-end (E2E) eSIM Management solution which will largely redefine the consumer connectivity experience with Microsoft Windows devices.

G+D Mobile Security selected for Google’s Project Fi

12/10/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, October 12, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security, a global leader in the management of digital identities and eSIM technology, has extended its engagement with Google’s Project Fi with the delivery of eSIMs and eSIM management technology.

G+D Mobile Security and Senet are partnering to strengthen LoRaWAN Security

12/10/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), Portsmouth (New Hampshire, USA)  October 12, 2017 - G+D Mobile Security and Senet Inc. plan to cooperate to strengthen security of LoRaWAN connectivity across the whole IoT ecosystem. The collaboration between the two companies provides a full integration of G+D Mobile Security’s Key Management System (KMS) with Senet’s global LoRa®-based networks. This results in a flexible and secure cloud-based provisioning solution which enables the necessary levels of security required for various use cases, ensuring a reliable and robust infrastructure for global IoT deployments. G+D Mobile Security’s KMS solution provides security with efficient scaling from initial implementations through mass rollouts based on hardware protection. The HSM (Hardware Security Module) appliance ensures long term LoRa key protection in the infrastructure and increases reliability and robustness. With the joint solution, device vendors and solution vendors can now provision one set of security credentials in their end device at the time of manufacture and deploy it confidently anywhere in the world.

G+D Mobile Security enables the German Savings Banks Finance Group to provide mobile payment for their member banks

04/10/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), October 4, 2017 –The German Savings Banks Finance Group will launch a mobile payment solution in 2018. The Mobile Payment solution has been developed by S-Payment, a subsidiary of the Deutscher Sparkassen Verlag (DSV) group. Prior to the commercial launch next year, a mobile payment pilot program with ten issuing Savings Banks went live in September. With this pilot, the Savings Banks will test the functionality, operations and user-experience of the end-to-end mobile payment solution. In the nation-wide commercial phase, girocard mobile (girocard is the most used payment card in Germany) and other schemes will be supported. G+D Mobile Security supports the mobile payment project by providing token aggregation as a managed service and the mobile wallet.

G+D Mobile Security receives GSMA SAS-SM certification the US and offers geo-redundant eSIM Management services

08/09/2017 Munich, Germany Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), September 8, 2017 - G+D Mobile Security has received GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme Subscription Management Certification (SAS-SM) for its US-based data center. Coupled with its certified data center in Europe, this certification grants G+D Mobile Security the ability to provide fully certified geo-redundancy for its eSIM Management services for both IoT and Consumer use cases, creating industry confidence in the security of its remote provisioning for eSIMs.

G+D Mobile Security provides mobile payment solution for the Dutch de Volksbank Group supporting both Mastercard and Visa

31/08/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), August 31, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security provides a HCE (Host Card Emulation) mobile payment solution as a managed service for de Volksbank. The Dutch bank group includes the brands SNS, ASN Bank, Regio Bank and BLG Wonen. The solution provided by G+D Mobile Security supports both Mastercard (Maestro) and Visa (Vpay) debit products and the related token services (MDES and VTS ), to enable a convenient and flexible NFC-based mobile payment experience for the bank’s customers.

Clemens Berger new chairman of the Management Board for Louisenthal

05/07/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, Germany, July 5, 2017 – On July 1, 2017, Clemens Berger became Chairman of the Management Board of the substrate and foil manufacturer Louisenthal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of G+D Currency Technology. In addition, he continues to be responsible for the Sales and Marketing department of the Banknote Solutions division of G+D Currency Technology. Berger took over the chairmanship of Louisenthal from Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, who has been CEO of the G+D Currency Technology business sector since November 1, 2016.

Louisenthal Wins IACA Award for the Best Specimen Banknote

30/06/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, June 30, 2017 – The Louisenthal specimen banknote “Water” won the House Note Award of the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). The IACA is one of the largest associations in the currency industry and has been presenting annual industry awards since 2007. The House Note Award was newly created in 2017: central banks voted directly for the first time, choosing a specimen banknote. With the “Water” note, Louisenthal, a 100%-owned subsidiary of G+D Currency Technology, competed successfully against seven other finalists.

G+D Mobile Security Provides Dedicated SIM Solutions for Secure Connection and Management of IoT Devices

29/06/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), June 29, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security launches “IoT Attach®” and “IoT Advance”, two essential solutions to connect billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

G+D`s Mobile Security eSIM Management Solution Enables DOCOMO to Launch World’s First eSIM Powered Android Tablet

28/06/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), June 28, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security provides NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile network operator, with its eSIM management solution, enabling the launch of the world’s first Android tablet with an embedded SIM (eSIM) for consumers. This Android tablet is the first mass-market product worldwide which allows customers to benefit from the GSMA eSIM management technology.

G+D Currency Technology Strengthens its Coin Business by Acquiring Procoin

26/06/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), June 26, 2017 – Currency Technology acquires Procoin GmbH, a German provider of counting, sorting, and packing machines in the coins sector, as well as banknote counters. The purchase contract was signed today in Frankfurt, Germany.

G+D Mobile Security acquires CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho

09/06/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), June 9, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security has signed an agreement to acquire the personalization bureau CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho. This completes G+D Mobile Security’s comprehensive offering for the French market. The closing of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

G+D Mobile Security, Murata, and STMicroelectronics Bring Flexible and Efficient Security Solutions to a Wide Range of IoT Devices

06/06/2017 Munich, Kyoto, Geneva Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, Kyoto, Geneva, June 6, 2017 – New long-range and low-power IoT (Internet of Things) technologies like Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are enabling new use cases in application areas such as smart cities, smart agriculture, smart manufacturing and work safety. Alongside robustness and availability, security is a key to successful adoption of these new applications. G+D Mobile Security, Murata, and STMicroelectronics have teamed up to integrate cost-effective security features into IoT devices. Available now for a wide range of applications and vertical markets, the joint solution aims to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the data exchanged and allow the distribution of LPWAN keys in a fully secure manner.

Dr. Wolfram Seidemann Becomes a New Board Member at the International Currency Association (ICA)

23/05/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 23, 2017 – Dr. Wolfram Seidemann, CEO of Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology, will in future represent the company on the Board of the International Currency Association (ICA). Giesecke+Devrient is a founding member of this industrial association, which was launched in April 2016 to give a voice to cash as an equal means of payment alongside digital and mobile methods, both now and in the future.

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G+D Mobile Security solution provides protection against WannaCry and similar attacks

16/05/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 16, 2017 – Since last Friday, the ransomware "WannaCry" has attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and caused enormous damage. Like in previous attacks e.g. with Stuxnet, WannaCry was using a vulnerability within the system of unpatched or unhardened Windows computers. Industrial facilities and equipment without up-to-date IT security patch management are especially at risk: even if patches are already available as in this case, they are often not being installed in a timely manner. The Secure Industrial Visibility (SIV) solutions portfolio by G+D Mobile Security would have helped preventing the spread of WannaCry and thus considerably limited the resulting monetary damage.

Cash Cycle Becoming Increasingly High-tech

15/05/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 15, 2017 – The former Giesecke & Devrient Banknote business unit made its debut as the Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology independent subgroup at this year’s Currency Conference, where it focused on new banknote security features and Industry 4.0 solutions. The Currency Conference is the largest industry event in the banknote sector.

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G+D Mobile Security shows award-winning TAK Application Security Solution at upcoming events

09/05/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 9, 2017 – The Trusted Application Kit (TAK) developed by G+D Mobile Security is an application security framework for mobile operating systems, like Android and iOS. Using TAK, developers can quickly and efficiently incorporate advanced security functions into their applications during the design process. TAK provides robust security without impact to app development time or the user experience and is therefore an ideal solution for all security-sensitive applications like mobile payment, mobile transit, ticketing etc.

Ralf Wintergerst Elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of secunet AG

04/05/2017 Munich, Germany Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 4, 2017 – At the Annual General Meeting of secunet Security Networks AG held today, Ralf Wintergerst, Chairman of the Management Board of Giesecke+Devrient, was elected to the Supervisory Board. Following the Annual General Meeting, the members of the Supervisory Board elected him as its new Chairman.

Giesecke+Devrient Strengthens Cyber Security for Industry 4.0

25/04/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), April 25, 2017 – At Hannover Messe Industrie, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) Mobile Security is presenting its complete solution Secure Industrial Visibility (SIV) for the active protection of and remote access to industrial machines. The solution enables a secure connection between two linked end points in order to defend against industrial espionage and cyber attacks. SIV can be used on equipment from any provider or machine manufacturer and secures existing machines (as a retrofit option), as well as new machinery, in Industry 4.0 environments

Giesecke+Devrient Continues to Grow – All Business Units Post Positive Earnings

11/04/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, April 11, 2017 – In the fiscal year 2016, global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) posted the highest revenue in the company’s history. At around EUR 2.1 billion, the figure was almost four percent above the prior year. The technology group’s adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by around 23 percent to EUR 125 million, while the EBIT margin grew by 0.9 percentage points to six percent. Despite increased tax expense following the company’s reorganization, G+D achieved a strongly positive net income of EUR 52.5 million in the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, roughly equivalent to the result for the previous year. All four business units – Banknote, Mobile Security, Veridos, and secunet – made a positive contribution to Group earnings before interest and taxes.

Change of leadership in the Mobile Security business unit

10/04/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, April 10, 2017 – Stefan Auerbach, Head of the Mobile Security business unit and Member of the Management Board of Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), is leaving the Group. Carsten Ahrens is taking over the management of Mobile Security, with immediate effect.

G+D partners with Accanto Systems to help mobile operators improve network efficiency and increase customer satisfaction.

10/03/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

MUNICH, GERMANY (March 10, 2017) - Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), an international technology provider is teaming up with Accanto Systems, specialists in network analytics, automation and service quality management to help carriers improve the quality of their mobile service.

German companies and research institutes optimize security solutions for Industrie 4.0 and connected high-value goods

07/03/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, Germany – March 7, 2017 – Whether it's Industrie 4.0, self-driving cars or smart home solutions – connected machines and high-value goods need security mechanisms that can be updated. The objective of the ALESSIO research project under the leadership of Infineon Technologies AG is to develop and assess these security mechanisms. Project partners from Munich are Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC), Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Siemens AG and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as well as Karlsruhe-based WIBU-SYSTEMS AG. The project runs until the end of 2019 and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with approximately Euro 3.9 million. (Joint press release by Fraunhofer AISEC, Giesecke & Devrient, Infineon, Siemens, TU München and WIBU Systems)

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) & Danal Inc., partner to bring next generation KYC and AML compliant Video Identification Service to Regulated Industries utilizing Mobile Connect standard

03/03/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany) and San Jose (USA), March 3, 2017 - G&D, a global leader in mobile security solutions and Danal Inc., a global leader in mobile identity, authentication & verification services, will jointly present a solution at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the G&D Video Identification service coupled with Danal Mobile ID services, present a very strong remote KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) compliant offer for online regulated industries.

G&D integrates with Otono to reduce cost and accelerate installations of eSIM management solutions

01/03/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

MUNICH, GERMANY (March 1st, 2017) - Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is teaming up with Otono Networks to simplify and drastically reduce the cost of deployment of eSIM solutions for carriers around the world. The partners have now combined the G&D eSIM Management platform and the Otono platform to help operators be ready for the rapid growth of eSIM-enabled devices for both consumer and IoT applications.

G&D and Caixabank give away operative wristbands for contactless payments among MWC visitors

28/02/2017 Barcelona Giesecke+Devrient

Barcelona, February 28, 2017 - Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), in collaboration with CaixaBank, will distribute wearable wristbands for contactless payments among MWC 2017 attendees. The wristbands, manufactured by G&D, are lightweight, submersible and ergonomically designed.

Giesecke & Devrient and Huawei OceanConnect cooperate on marketing and deployment of global Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem

27/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany) - G&D and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces for global marketing and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Under the terms of the agreement G&D is providing its AirOn eSIM management solution to integrate with Huawei’s open OceanConnect IoT ecosystem. The combined solution provides seamless connectivity services based on secure eSIM profile provisioning and enables Huawei worldwide users to flexibly connect to Mobile Network Operator (MNO) services of their choice. Meanwhile, Huawei OceanConnect IoT ecosystem helps G&D fully connect and control IoT devices.

NTT DOCOMO uses AirOn eSIM management solution from Giesecke & Devrient for its IoT services driving IoT deployments

27/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), February 27, 2017 - Giesecke & Devrient is supplying NTT DOCOMO, INC. with its AirOn eSIM management solution for IoT applications. AirOn v3 is based on the latest GSMA v3.1 specification and allows carriers to deploy new and highly secure IoT applications for various IoT verticals. With the interoperable global solution NTT DOCOMO can connect to multiple systems to transfer or assign subscriptions.

At MWC 2017 Giesecke & Devrient presents its comprehensive wearable solutions offering for banks, mobile operators and OEMs

24/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), February 24, 2017 - G&D has established itself as one of the leading enablers of sophisticated functionality on wearable devices. Its wearable solutions conquer market challenges with a comprehensive approach that allow industry players to optimize cost and scale according to their needs and significantly reduce time to market. The already realized products based on the G&D wearable solutions range from simple wristbands for contactless payments through fitness trackers to credential deployment platforms to enable smart watches and 3rd party health or lifestyle products.

Giesecke & Devrient significantly increases the security of mobile apps working on connected devices providing its Software-based Trusted Application Kit (TAK)

24/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), February 24, 2017 - To meet the growing demand for higher security in the app market segment, G&D offers the “Trusted Application Kit” (TAK) for industries and governments that must protect their apps and assets while building trust with their end-users. TAK is a Software Development Kit (SDK) for app developers and an application security framework for mobile operating systems, like Android or iOS.

NTT DOCOMO selects the G&D AirOn solution for its eSIM consumer management deployment.

23/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), February 23, 2017 - Giesecke & Devrient is supplying NTT DOCOMO, INC. with an eSIM consumer management solution - AirOn v4.2 - for one of the world´s first commercial projects for eSIM management based on the latest GSMA RSP phase 2 specification, addressing consumer devices. The announcement underlines the long-standing partner relationship in eSIM management between G&D and NTT DOCOMO.

Giesecke & Devrient provides secure digital-payment solutions supporting Mastercard tokenization services

23/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), February 23, 2017 – G&D has completed the integration of its Convego® Hub solution with the Mastercard Digital Enabled Service (MDES). With this integration to MDES, G&D can provide a one-stop solution to Mastercard issuers for secure mobile payments both for issuers’ own wallets on HCE (Host Card Emulation)-enabled mobile devices as well as for issuer participation in third-party wallets. Convego® Hub supports also the integration of other wallet providers to Mastercard token service.

MWC 2017: Giesecke & Devrient drives transition to digital banking with comprehensive solutions to make mobile payment convenient and secure

20/02/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), February 20, 2017 - The continuous growth of mobile payment and digital banking requires a combination of instant services and the highest security in all channels. G&D have been among the first providers of omni-channel solutions for banks, driving the digitalization of banking services and empowering financial institutions to enhance their customers’ experience. With its digital banking services Convego® Hub and Convego® CloudPay, its consumer-centric services such as Convego® Issuance, its mobile application platform Convego® AppWorld, and its digital identity and authentication services, G&D is one of the leading players in the market for digital banking. At MWC 2017 (hall 7, booth 7A41) G&D presents its comprehensive and sophisticated solutions to provide the complete end-to-end identity management for financial institutions, enabling convenient and secure mobile payment.

Giesecke & Devrient to present comprehensive identity management solutions to ensure mobile security in a connected society at MWC 2017

23/01/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), January 23, 2017 - G&D will present a comprehensive portfolio of innovative identity management solutions to meet the challenges of securely managing an increasing number of connected digital devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC, February 27 to March 2, 2017) in Barcelona. As a global leader in mobile security solutions, G&D (hall 7, booth 7A41) will demonstrate products, solutions and technologies enabling seamless identity management from digital banking for financial institutions, security concepts for connected cars and scalable IoT security for enterprises or OEMs to flexible connectivity management for mobile network operators (MNOs) on their way to 5G. G&D manages its customers’ transactions, identities and assets securely during their entire lifecycle.

Sourour Stanke Appointed New Head of Corporate Communications at Giesecke & Devrient

10/01/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, January 10, 2017 – Ms. Sourour Stanke (37) has been appointed the new Head of Corporate Communications at Giesecke & Devrient. Ms. Stanke took up the role on January 2, 2017 and in this position will report directly to the Chairman of the Management Board Ralf Wintergerst. She succeeds Kay Laudien, who acted as interim Head of Corporate Communications.

M2MD and G&D Announce the Availability of a Secure Communications Gateway for the Telematics Industry

03/01/2017 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

The secure Communications Gateway provides robust security, and faster processing time. Introducing the ability to instantly connect to a vehicle, the Gateway delivers a better user experience while securing the connection. ATLANTA/Munich, January 3, 2017 – M2MD Technologies and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announce the availability of a secure Communications Gateway. In addition to comprehensive security, the Communications Gateway allows automakers to quickly connect to the vehicle, execute commands more rapidly, and effectively manage costs.

Giesecke & Devrient announces shareholder investment in Korean Smart Card Company Solacia Inc.

21/12/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich (Germany), December 21, 2016 –Global leader in mobile security solutions G&D plans to invest in Solacia, an affiliate of Hansol Group, in order to move closer to major OEM customer and to strenghten the cooperation on innovative new business fields such as IoT and Connected Cars. G&D will hold 16.29% of Solacia's shares as a result of third-party paid-in capital increase (1.2 million shares).

Singapore’s Smart Nation tests Giesecke & Devrient’s seamless switching cellular technologies

05/12/2016 Singapore/Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Trial starting November to test management of utility sensors in Singapore using eSIM technology Singapore/Munich, 5 December 2016. Giesecke & Devrient have started the test in November this year with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore. G&D is the lead contractor for the trial, and will provide IMDA with the test bed for Remote Provisioning of eSIM to IoT Devices. The trial will involve utility sensors belonging to the PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. The trial started in November 2016, and will run for at least two months.

Giesecke & Devrient secures Life-Saving Device for the Mining Industry

22/11/2016 Sao Paulo/Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Sao Paulo/Munich, 22 November 2016. Giesecke & Devrient and Robbiot have provided the more and more important LoRa ecosystem with a secure wearable that can protect workers in hazardous areas to prevent accidents. In this case study both companies are working together with Massari Mineracao (Mining) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Giesecke & Devrient and M2MD Technologies, Inc. Form Strategic Relationship

17/11/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, November 17, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and M2MD Technologies (M2MD) announced a strategic partnership to offer a more secure, faster and cost effective method for an automaker to communicate with its vehicles.

Giesecke & Devrient Teams with Rittenhouse Payment Solutions for Event-based Wearable Solutions

25/10/2016 Dulles, Virginia (USA) Giesecke+Devrient

Dulles, Virginia (USA), October 25, 2016 – Extending its active participation in contactless-payment-enabled wearables, G&D is bringing a new wearable solution to the market with Rittenhouse Payment Solutions , a leader in the prepaid payments space who offers cutting-edge program solutions. The prepaid smart wristband can be used for payment and access in a variety of everyday environments.

G&D provides its Mobile Payment solution to Nordic IT company EVRY

19/10/2016 Oslo/Stockholm/Munich Giesecke+Devrient

G&D Convego® CloudPay for contactless payments with mobile devices Oslo/Stockholm/Munich, 19. October 2016. EVRY, one of the largest IT companies in the Nordic region, has licensed a cloud-based mobile payment solution from technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). G&D Convego® CloudPay solution supports contactless payments for NFC-enabled mobile devices with Host Card Emulation (HCE).

eSIM management sets new standards for the automotive industry

18/10/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, October 18, 2016. Giesecke & Devrient is now supporting the BMW Group in the further digitization of the vehicle as a "Trusted eSIM Management Partner". BMW vehicles containing the G&D system solution for the Group's "Connected Drive Services" have been in production since July.

Otono Networks and G&D Announce Partnership to Offer eSIM Advanced Enablement Services to Mobile Carriers at 2016 Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention

20/09/2016 SEATTLE, WA Giesecke+Devrient

SEATTLE, WA (September 20, 2016) – Otono Networks and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will team up at the Competitive Carriers Association’s 2016 Annual Convention to announce a partnership to offer advanced eSIM enablement and management services in the global market for device connectivity.

Succession for the Banknote Business Unit at Giesecke & Devrient decided

20/09/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

On November 1, 2016, Wolfram Seidemann (49) will succeed Ralf Wintergerst as manager of the Banknote business unit Munich, September 20, 2016. On November 1, 2016, Wolfram Seidemann (49) will take on the management of the Banknote business unit, succeeding Ralf Wintergerst. He also is the designated Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of the newly created G+D Currency Technology group division. The Giesecke & Devrient Management Board agreed unanimously on his appointment. Seidemann is taking on the management of the Banknote business unit from Ralf Wintergerst, who will become the new Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) on November 1, 2016.

Succession in the Management Board at Giesecke & Devrient decided

21/07/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Ralf Wintergerst (53) will succeed Dr. Walter Schlebusch (67) on November 1, 2016 Munich, July 21, 2016 – With effect from November 1, 2016, Ralf Wintergerst will be Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), as unanimously decided by the Supervisory Board in a meeting today. Wintergerst succeeds Dr. Walter Schlebusch, who will leave the company on November 1, 2016 for reasons of age, and moves over to the Advisory Board of G&D. With Ralf Wintergerst as the new CEO the company is focusing on continuity in order to maintain its current successful course.

Giesecke & Devrient commercially delivers AirOn Version 4 for eSIM Management

29/06/2016 Munich/Shanghai Giesecke+Devrient

Munich/Shanghai, June 29th, 2016 – With the highest share of commercial implementations and partnerships worldwide, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been leading the global market for eSIM management from the beginning. With its AirOn version 4, G&D is commercially operating the next generation system that supports the GSMA M2M specifications as well as the new standard for Remote SIM Provisioning for consumer devices. At the MWC Shanghai, G&D will showcase the latest live eSIM management service.

“Banknotes Are a Part of Modern Life”

23/05/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, May 23, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will showcase the company’s entire portfolio from its Banknote business unit at the Banknote Conference in Washington from May 23 to 26, 2016, with a special focus on new banknote security and Industry 4.0 solutions.

Giesecke & Devrient’s CloudPay Solution Integrates Visa Token Service for Issuer Wallets

19/04/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, April 19, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced today the integration of its Convego® CloudPay solution with Visa Token Service (VTS). G&D’s Convego® CloudPay solution provides provisioning and life-cycle management services for payment applications on HCE (Host Card Emulation) enabled mobile devices. The relationship with Visa allows G&D to request and provide payment tokens from VTS to Visa issuers’ HCE mobile wallets.

Back on the Path to Success: Giesecke & Devrient Breaks Through the 2-Billion Euro Revenue Mark for the First Time

12/04/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, April 12, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) was back on the road to success in fiscal 2015, surpassing the two-billion euro sales mark for the first time in the company’s history. Overall, the G&D Group achieved strong growth of 9.7 percent last year, far exceeding its own expectations. All three business units – Banknote, Mobile Security, and Government Solutions – contributed to this growth. Not including the 2014 provision for restructuring costs, the EBIT operating result increased by around 40 million euros to almost 102 million euros. G&D has overcome the decline in earnings it experienced in previous years.

Giesecke & Devrient Showcases Digital Banking Portfolio at Money20/20 Europe

01/04/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, April 1, 2016 – At the Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will showcase its Digital Banking Services including Convego® Hub and CloudPay, its consumer-centric services such as instant issuance, its mobile application platform Convego® AppWorld, and its digital identity services.

Giesecke & Devrient and Telefonica Digital Jointly Present SIM Based Interface for eSIM Management

03/03/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, March 3, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica present a joint technology solution, integrating the functionalities of the LPA (Local Profile Assistant) into the secure environment of the SIM card. The solution is based on the existing Smart Card Web Server (SCWS) specification issued by the SIMAlliance.

eSIM technology by Giesecke & Devrient supports Vodafone’s implementation of eSIM specification

02/03/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, March 2, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has delivered the embedded SIM (eSIM) management solution for Vodafone Group’s first implementation of the industry-agreed Remote SIM Provisioning specification.

Giesecke& Devrient’s CloudPay Solution to Offer MasterCard Tokens for Issuer Wallets

23/02/2016 Barcelona Giesecke+Devrient

Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – As digital payments become more prevalent in every corner of the globe, MasterCard continues to work with its partners to create a more connected and secure commerce ecosystem. Today at Mobile World Congress, MasterCard and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced a partnership that will combine the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) with G&D’s Convego® CloudPay solution, enabling issuers to work directly with G&D to implement industry-standard tokenization technology for their issuer HCE wallets. This provides consumers with access to digital payments provided directly by their card issuers. A leading mobile payment provider, G&D becomes the first third-party company to offer MDES tokenization services to issuing banks.

Giesecke & Devrient Leading Provider for End-to-End Solutions for Smart Wearables

23/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 23, 2016 – Having delivered the payment technology for smart wristbands, such as the Chinese smart band ‘JiePay’, or smart watches, such as the ‘Swatch Bellamy’, and the connectivity for the ‘Samsung Gear S2’, G&D has established itself as one of the leading players in the market for smart wearables.

Giesecke & Devrient and Telefónica to offer eSIM Management for Consumer Devices

23/02/2016 Munich and Barcelona Giesecke+Devrient

Munich and Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) teamed up with Telefónica at the 2016 Mobile World Congress, which took place from February 22 to 25 in Barcelona, to introduce a solution for eSIM management in the consumer sector. A demonstration at the stand showed a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch being integrated into an existing mobile communications contract using a smartphone. The user connects the smartwatch with his mobile via the Bluetooth interface, then scans a QR code. The additional device is then added to the existing data contract and immediately networked. The eSIM management solution is based on AirOn from G&D and enables the embedded SIM (eSIM) integrated in the smartwatch to be configured 'over the air'. Telefónica, building on AirOn from G&D, will launch the first commercial pilot project in April, offering the solution in several o2 shops. The offer will then include additional devices.

Giesecke & Devrient Becomes GSMA "Mobile Connect Technology Vendor”

19/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 19, 2016 - G&D has been accredited to be a "Mobile Connect Technology Vendor" for its LicentioID solution by the GSMA. Designation as a "Mobile Connect Technology Vendor" confirms that a supplier is compliant with major elements of the GSMA's Mobile Connect solution. G&D’s end-to-end solution LicentioID covers both the service backend and the Mobile Device and SIM based applet.

Giesecke & Devrient First Provider to Be Certified for MIFARE® DESFIRE EV1

19/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 19, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been certified by NXP Semiconductors for MIFARE DESFire® EV1. This certification completes the product certification for MIFARE Classic® and MIFARE4Mobile Version 2 which G&D received in 2015. G&D’s SIM platform SkySIM CX® Hercules now offers the entire MIFARE® suite, thus enabling secure remote provisioning and management of MIFARE®-based services for mobile network operators, trusted services managers and service providers.

Giesecke & Devrient Enlarges Footprint in Digital Banking

18/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 18, 2016 – With its Digital Banking Services Convego® Hub and Convego® CloudPay, its consumer-centric services such as issuance and enrollment, its mobile application platform Convego® AppWorld, and its digital identity services and authentication, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is one of the leading players in the market for digital banking.

Juniper Future Digital Award Goes to Giesecke & Devrient for Its Secure Industrial Visibility Solution

18/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 18, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient has been awarded the “Future Digital Award” by Juniper Research in the category “Best Emerging Disruptive Technology/Platform” for “making a significant contribution to their sector and being poised to make considerable market impact in the future”. Stefan Auerbach, Group Executive Mobile Security at G&D, sees the award as “an excellent acknowledgement for our ongoing efforts to pave the way to Industry 4.0 for our clients. We are proud and honored that this has been awarded with one of the prestigious Juniper Awards. Our Secure Industrial Visibility solution supports industry information technology with high-end security as well as secure machine service and maintenance management for existing and upcoming production infrastructure.”

Giesecke & Devrient Launches AirOn Version 4 for eSIM Management

17/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 17, 2016 – With the highest share of commercial implementations and partnerships worldwide, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been leading the global market for eSIM management from the beginning. With its AirOn version 4, G&D is now offering the next generation system that supports the GSMA M2M specifications as well as the new standard for Remote SIM Provisioning for consumer devices.

Giesecke & Devrient Now AMEX Enabled Partner for HCE Cloud Payment Services

12/02/2016 Munich Giesecke+Devrient

Munich, February 12, 2016 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is pleased to announce that its Convego® CloudPay solution has achieved AMEX Enabled accreditation for cloud-based specifications. The AMEX Enabled accreditation covers core services, including digital credential management, payment card provisioning and lifecycle management, as well as online data generation and related key management.

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