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Flaircomm Picks Gemalto for Automotive M2M

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AMSTERDAM -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security announces that Flaircomm Microelectronics Inc., a high-tech company developing devices for the automotive industry, is integrating Gemalto's M2M solution in their telematics control unit (T-Box). The solution designed for car manufacturers in China includes the Cinterion MIM and integrates smoothly with in-car cellular networks.

The T-box is ruggedized for extreme conditions including high temperatures, pressures and vibrations. It can inform the driver of the car conditions such as oil pressure, car speed, and engine status, as well as providing information on nearest amenities like petrol stations and convenience stores. If the car breaks down or is involved in an accident, an emergency call (eCall) will also be triggered automatically for assistance and medical help.

"According to Strategy Analysts, the connected car market in China could exceed RMB 200 billion (23.5 billion) by 2020," said Luke Shi, Chairman of Flaircomm Microelectronics Inc. "Working with Gemalto puts us in a good position to address that mega-trend. We have also passed the joint debugging test carried out by ten European operators, and so we have become a key player in the automotive industry for both domestic and international markets."

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