SANTA CLARA, Calif. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and FIME, an advanced secure-chip
testing provider, have announced an agreement to work together to
deliver pioneering testing solutions to the payments and
The advancement of innovative tools to test and certify secure-chip
mobile payment technology will be a key priority for the two
organizations. This work will capitalize on the combined knowledge of
FIME's established expertise in the payments sector together with
Agilent's strong heritage in the telecommunications industry.
Pascal Le Ray, general manager of FIME, said, "Over the past 12 months
we have continued to open new test centers around the world to be closer
to our stakeholders, better understand their needs and respond quickly
to their requirements. We look forward to enhancing our product offering
with Agilent as part of our ongoing expansion and to meet the evolving
demands of the industry."
"The next generation of smartphones is bringing mobile payment and
mobile communications together and into the mainstream," said Joe
DePond, vice president and general manager, Agilent's Mobile Broadband
Operation. "Working together with FIME, we will provide test solutions
to help customers deliver new products that will delight consumers
around the world."
FIME is a trusted consultant and advanced end-to-end testing services
provider within the payment, mobile telecom, e-ID and transit sectors.
Its work ensures the successful and efficient market integration of
products and solutions which use secure chips. Its wealth of testing
knowledge and skills accelerates product time to market and promotes
security, interoperability and confidence that products will deliver
optimum performance once launched.
FIME has extensive EMV testing expertise working with banks, technology
providers and authorities to develop the testing frameworks for
international and domestic EMV-compliant payment schemes. FIME partners
with leading payment schemes and industry bodies to provide
certifications and enhance the secure-chip ecosystem: American Express,
Discover, eftpos, EMVCo, First Data, GCF, GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Interac,
Isis, JCB, MasterCard, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), NFC
Forum, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), National Standard
for Chip Card Specification (NSICC), OSCar Consortium and Visa.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies,
Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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