GlobalPlatform reports growth in secure element shipments

A total of 5.5bn chips using GlobalPlatform’s secure element specifications were deployed in 2017, up 1.5bn on the previous year, the security standards body has announced.

More than 1bn GlobalPlatform-compliant embedded secure elements were built into mobile devices between 2015 and 2017.

In 2016 the organisation revealed that 41% of all secure elements deployed globally between 2010 and 2016 were based on its specifications.

• Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s technical director, explains the organization’s role and the need for standards as the payments ecosystem widens and evolves in a 10-page white paper published by NFC World in February 2018 and available free of charge from the NFC World Knowledge Centre.