Gemplus achieves CMM certification

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Gemplus International, the world's leading provider of smart card based solutions, today announced that it has achieved the CMM Level 2 certification standard.

Gemplus is the first organisation of its industry to obtain a CMM (Capability Maturity Model), level 2 certification, which covers both the smart cards and the OTA platforms (Over The Air).

"The most advanced customers start to ask what are our plan regarding CMM as a software quality measurement method. We are very proud to show them now the recognition that the Gemplus R&D team is receiving through this CMM certification. This is a demonstration of the continuous improvement of our software process maturity, which is reflected in the quality of our products and will soon become a must for all smart cards developments." said Jacques Seneca, Vice President and Director of the Business Development Group, Gemplus.

The CMM (Capability Maturity Model), developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI), USA, is considered the industry standard for measuring the maturity of an organisation's software development processes.

Gemplus has the strongest R&D group in the industry with 600 smart card R&D engineers in France, Singapore, Germany and China. The R&D resources of Gemplus are focusing on growing smart card functionalities and ease of use as well as developing server based solutions to manage smartcard issuing and life cycle, targeting the main market segments: GSM and 3G, financial services, ID and security.

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