Remy de Tonnac
News about Remy de Tonnac and NFC.
April 7th, 2014
Inside Secure has bought software obfuscation and encryption specialist Metaforic. The deal will provide “access to key technologies for enabling cloud-based mobile payments security with host card emulation” and is valued at US$11.6m plus a…
April 1st, 2014
Intel is to acquire Inside Secure‘s next generation NFC modem technology in a US$19.2m deal that will also see the existing NFC licensing agreement between the two companies being converted into “a broad and fully…
March 7th, 2013
Up to 20% of the workforce could lose their jobs at the publicly listed NFC, contactless and security chip specialist following the announcement that revenues fell by 19% in 2012 and losses were “impacted by the disappointing performance from the NFC business”.
November 19th, 2012
The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices.
June 27th, 2012
The NFC chip specialist has hired IP commercialisation specialist France Brevets to handle licensing of more than seventy patents — including a core patent that is expected to mean any manufacturer incorporating an NFC controller into their device will need to acquire a license.
April 4th, 2012
Inside Secure’s consolidated revenues grew 94% to US$151m in 2011, due mostly to strong sales of NFC chips. The French company, which went public in February, supplies BlackBerry-maker RIM with NFC chips and estimates it has a market share of close to 50% by volume. “2011 was the take-off year for the NFC market and created substantial benefit for Inside Secure,” says CEO Rémy de Tonnac.
February 20th, 2012
Shares in the first NFC specialist to go public were oversubscribed by five times and the offer price was set at the high end of the range at €8.30 per share, netting the firm €69m and giving it a market capitalisation of €261m.
February 8th, 2012
The prospectus for Inside Secure’s IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones.
July 7th, 2011
NFC chip specialist Inside Secure has postponed its planned flotation, CEO Remy de Tonnac confirmed to NFC World, but the company plans to resume the IPO process as soon as it can.
May 9th, 2011
NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure has hired two banks in preparation for an initial public offering on the Paris stock market, according to a Reuters report based on information received from “people familiar with the…