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    Inside Secure acquires Metaforic for HCE payments

    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… More

    Intel and Inside Secure agree US$19.2m NFC technology deal

    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… More

    Inside Secure to cut jobs after “a disappointing performance in 2012”

    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”. More

    Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

    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. More

    Inside Secure appoints NFC patent licensing agent

    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. More

    Inside revenues grow 94%

    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.

    Inside Secure completes IPO

    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. More

    Inside Secure ships 17.4m NFC chips, mostly to RIM

    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. More

    Inside Secure to resume IPO “as soon as possible”

    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. More

    Inside Secure heading for stock market flotation?

    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… More