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ARM links with Gemalto, G&D to boost phone security

04/03, 4:30pm

ARM, Gemalto, G&D team up on mobile security

Mobile device chipmaker ARM on Tuesday revealed it has partnered with smart card maker Gemalto and German tech firm Giesecke & Devrient to boost smartphone and tablet security on platforms like Android. The idea is to help speed up the development of a security standard for all devices that takes hardware and software into account. The standard could be used by parties such as banks for secure wireless payments (such as Google Wallet) as well as studios and other providers of video-on-demand content.

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G&D nano-SIM may give iPhones, more an even smaller profile

11/11, 1:05pm

Giesecke and Devrient preps nano-SIM card

Giesecke & Devrient has developed an even smaller SIM card that could be a candidate for Apple and others slimming down their smartphones. The nano-SIM would be a third smaller overall than even a micro SIM card while also being about 15 percent thinner. Its shape could allow for more room for components like batteries and processors, or else let phone makers produce slimmer devices as a whole.

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