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Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry

Gemplus/Gemalto partnership

Participants : Gilles Grimaud [ Scientific responsible ] , Simon Duquennoy, David Simplot-Ryl.

Since its creation, POPS has been supported by Gemplus/Gemalto within the framework of a partnership agreement that lasts since 19 years. Gemplus/Gemalto has been continuously supported the POPS research activities though fundings and the sharing of experiences and problems between POPS and Gemplus/Gemalto Labs researchers.

POPS has been a provider of innovative technologies for Gemplus/Gemalto thanks to several major patents (including those for a secure interpreter, a database card, a loader-linker of code, or communication protocols for tags), and thanks to thesis and projects such as: the card interpreter CAVIMA (1991), the “blank card” model (1991 and 1995), the CQL card and its integration in ODBC (from 1991 to 1994), a 32-bit RISC architecture for smart cards (1996), a programmable open card and its integration in object-oriented systems (1996), the language for the GemXplore 98 cards (1997), the integration of smart cards in transactional systems (1999), optimized communication protocols for tags (from 1999 to 2001 with Gemplus/Gemalto Tags), the card system CAMILLE (2000), or the card with multiple execution contexts.

Gemplus/Gemalto and POPS have also gained benefits from this partnership through National or European projects in which they participate altogether: CASCADE (IST 4th framework), CESURE (RNRT), COMPiTV (RNTL), RESET (IST 5th framework), and INSPIRED (IST 6th framework).

At that present time, their partnership is mainly focused on embedded operating system research activities (JITS, Camille, and OS customization).


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