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Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is an international technology group. Founded in 1852, the company first specialized in the printing of currencies and securities, later taking on the manufacture of currency automation equipment as well. Today, G&D is also a leading provider of smart cards and complex system solutions in the fields of telecommunications, electronic payments, transportation, and IT security (PKI).
The Munich-based company has 53 subsidiaries and joint ventures around the world with roughly 7,500 employees, approximately 4,000 of them outside Germany. In fiscal 2005, Giesecke & Devrient generated a total of €1.24 billion in revenue.
Giesecke & Devrient is the most experienced market leader in the area of security components. Pioneering inventions for the smart card industry have led to numerous G&D patents. Through the recent creation of its New Business division, G&D is able to focus more heavily on innovative themes by taking advantage of its comprehensive expertise in the field of security.There, established technologies and applications undergo further development to provide newer ways of safeguarding access to digital content and are introduced into new market segments.
One area that New Business focuses on is IT security products and services: from cards, tokens, and middleware to software applications, identity management, and consulting to training and service.
Another area of concentration is the integration of smart card technology in embedded security systems, e.g., secure NFC, secure flash cards, and trusted computing. New Business also devotes itself to devising new solutions for over-the-air administration of sensitive applications in mobile end devices. Not only does the division conceive secure devices, but it also and especially deals with the secure management of their applications.
Security and competence are the company’s watchwords. Its customer-centric products, systems, and services make Giesecke & Devrient a reliable partner for any organization needing to solve complex problems in security-related fields. Giesecke & Devrient is the one partner around the globe people trust to safeguard the value of their assets.