Advanced testing provider, FIME, has achieved GlobalPlatform laboratory accreditation in Korea, expanding its global network of laboratories approved by the association which standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology.
FIME now has the ability to provide key actors in Korea with local laboratory services which confirm a secure chip product's compliance to a portfolio of GlobalPlatform Specifications.
"We have seen a particular rise in local market demand for GlobalPlatform testing services in Korea, with many mobile handset and chip manufacturers developing new technologies based on the industry body's specifications," comments Myung-Hwa Calais, Korea Country Manager at FIME. "By conveniently offering these laboratory services in close proximity to the manufacturers, alongside consultancy support if required, FIME Korea is enabling its customers to bring seamless card and mobile services to market effectively."
FIME is a Full Member of GlobalPlatform and invests in the association's compliance programme to ensure it provides the market with the latest and most comprehensive offering of GlobalPlatform qualified test tools and laboratory services. FIME also has GlobalPlatform accredited laboratories in Asia and EMEA.
Kevin Gillick, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform, comments: "It's great to see FIME's laboratory in Korea achieve this accreditation. The input and participation of testing providers like FIME in the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program is essential for the delivery of stable, consistent and verifiable products. Now that FIME's Korean laboratory has the capability to offer GlobalPlatform certifications, local companies can easily access FIME's services and be sure that their GlobalPlatform products will perform as expected once live in the market."