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2014-05-12

Gemalto: Gemalto breakthrough technology provides unprecedented quality for engraving laser color photos in secure polycarbonate documents

Ending the high-resolution secure documents' eternal trade-off between
black-and-white high-security laser

and lower security color pictures technologies

Capability is announced today and available immediately for volume production

Amsterdam - May 12, 2014
- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
launchesSealys Color in Polycarbonate,
a remarkable innovation that allows very high quality color photographs to be
permanently embedded into polycarbonate documents such as IDs, driving
licenses and passports. Images up to 1200 dpi resolution have been made
robustly tamper-proof through a laser-engraving process, which applies
markings deep into the document datapage. Polycarbonate documents are already
recognized for their security and durability and nowSealys Color in
Polycarbonate
adds another unique feature to Gemalto's broad range of options to better meet
the evolving demands of government authorities and national printers.

The use of high resolution color portraits is well appreciated to facilitate
more accurate on-the-spot identification at border checkpoints. Additional
security features include deep-set embedding of microtext in the image to
make alteration virtually impossible. In addition, the new technology enables
personalization to be performed independently of the document manufacturing
process, so as to preserve complete flexibility at issuance.

Sealys Color in Polycarbonate
complements Gemalto's wide ranging and innovative laser-personalization
portfolio. Unique in the market,Sealys Edge Sealerengraves the holder's name
or ID number along the document edge.Sealys Windowis a transparent area
inside the card which makes any attempt to tamper with the document
immediately obvious.

"Gemalto's highly sophisticated laser engraving technology is designed to
counter forgery while remaining easy for officials to verify document
authenticity, hence providing more convenience to legitimate holders
," commented Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President of Government Programs
at Gemalto. "Building on Gemalto's unparalleled expertise in secure documents
- reflected
in over 80 national programs - it is part of our commitment to continue to
invest in pioneering solutions that help keep our customers one step ahead
."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader indigital securitywith
2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating
out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located
in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop,
bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded
software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms
and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and
the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number
of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless
world.

For more information
visitwww.gemalto.com,www.justaskgemalto.com,blog.gemalto.com, or
follow@gemaltoon Twitter.

Gemalto Media Contacts:

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|Peggy Edoire Nicole Williams |
|Europe, Middle East&Africa |
|+33 4 42 36 45 40 North America |
|peggy.edoire@gemalto.com +1 512 758 8921 |
| nicole.williams@gemalto.com |
|Pierre Lelievre Ernesto Haikewitsch |
| |
|Asia Pacific Latin America |
|+65 6317 3802 +55 11 5105 9220 |
|pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com |
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Press release (PDF)
http://hugin.info/159293/R/1784376/611400.pdf

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Source: Gemalto via Globenewswire

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