Intel has selected Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide lifecycle management of the embedded secure elements within Intel’s newly announced Smartphone Reference Device.
As per the agreement, G&D will provide Intel with its SEI-Trusted Service Manager (TSM) solution, which enables G&D to administer “over-the-air” partitioning and key management of the embedded secure element within Intel’s NFC-enabled Smartphone Reference Devices.
According to G&D, the embedded Secure Element in Intel’s platforms, in conjunction with the SEI-TSM service operated by G&D, provides a service infrastructure that can interface with any GlobalPlatform standards-based Service Provider TSM to facilitate the secure delivery and personalization of mobile applications for financial institutions, transit authorities, and any other service providers wishing to leverage NFC.
“Intel’s strategy is to enable an open NFC and open wallet ecosystem to ensure interoperability across financial institutions, mobile device OEMs, mobile network operators and payment processors,” said Mike Bell, Intel’s vice president and general manager of mobile and communications. “We have designed a mobile commerce-ready Intel Smartphone Reference Device that can support open, flexible delivery of NFC services.”