EU Commission puts Gemalto Thales merger under pressure

The acquisition of Gemalto by Thales, first announced in December 2017 for a total consideration of EUR 4.8 billion, is now the object of an in-depth investigation by European authorities. The European Commission (EC) says it is concerned that the merger could lead to higher prices and reduce choice and innovation for customers of hardware security modules (HSMs). HSMs (Hardware Security Modules) are security devices used to generate and manage securely the keys used for authentication and more generally any cryptographic processes. As of now, HSMs are used by major organizations including companies and governments to play a role in their identity management process. Thlaes nShield HSM offer

ST overturns eSIM provisioning value chain

STMicroelectronics just announced it is now accredited by the GSMA for loading embedded SIM (eSIM) chips with connection credentials such as certificates and operator profiles before shipping. In the internet of things field, our industry has been agreeing on two aspects for a while: The IoT business will be booming, although in spite of overoptimistic projections, no one really knows when and to which extent, The IoT is not secure enough to ensure a peaceful deployment. Starting from these points, many have been developing solutions, based on their original set of beliefs, developments and positioning. The consensus is that the huge diversity of the IoT business requires an almost equally h

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