Gemalto was founded in June 2006 when the world’s two biggest smart card manufacturers, Axalto and Gemplus International, merged. It is a global leading enterprise in digital security. In 2016, its operating revenue reached €3.1 billion. It employs a total of 15,000 people in 119 offices, research centers and service centers in 48 countries.
The acquisition of Gemalto by Thales for €4.8 billion in 2019 created a Group on a new scale and a global leader in digital identity and security employing 80,000 people.
The larger Thales will master all the technologies underpinning the critical decision chain for companies, organisations and governments. Incorporating the talent and technologies of Gemalto, Thales will develop secure solutions to address the major challenges faced by our societies, such as unmanned air traffic management, data and network cybersecurity, airport security or financial transaction security.
Product: eSIM card (embedded SIM card)