ARM Ltd. has joined GlobalPlatform as a participating member assisting in the open security and software development for mobile and multi-application secure devices. Digital wireless, networking and consumer entertainment technology as well as security storage devices are among the products ARM services.
GlobalPlatform welcomes ARM’s help in standardizing security infrastructure for their various security applications. Securing financial transactions and applications such Pay-TV and communication will be ARM’s principle projects at GlobalPlatform. This advancement will strengthen GlobalPlatform Specifications image as a prudent choice for smart devices.
In addition to being the primary contributor to the Device Committee, ARM will serve membership on GlobalPlatform’s Mobile Task Force and the Advisory Council.
Since 2008, GlobalPlatform has released an estimated 305.7 million smart cards globally, while another two billion mid range USIM/SIM cards worldwide are estimated to use GlobalPlatform card technology to enable over-the-air (OTA) application downloads for 3G and GSM mobile networks.