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The SPA is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004 by the world’s leading secure payment technology providers - G+D Mobile Security, IDEMIA and Thales.

Its membership today represents the complete card issuance value chain; from card manufacturers, through operating system and application developers, to personalization and post issuance companies.

In a reflection of the evolving nature of payment, SPA is extending membership beyond the card issuance – inviting participation from the wider payment ecosystem.

The Association provides a comprehensive membership and associate membership program – with all members benefiting from advocacy activities, advisory services and participation in its extensive Working Group programme.

The Association also provides an Advisory Councils programme, a mechanism described in its Bylaws, by which it allows participation from non-Members in its Working Groups. More information here





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Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS)

Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS) solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. Thales DIS technologies and services authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling businesses and governments to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets.

With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2018 (on a pro forma basis including Gemalto). Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations — connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity — technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments.





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G+D Mobile Security

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is an internationally leading Group providing security technology, headquartered in Munich, Germany. Currently it has subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associated companies in 33 countries worldwide. G+D had around 11,500 employees as of the end of 2019. In the fiscal year 2019, G+D generated total revenues of around 2.45 billion euros. G+D makes the lives of billions of people more secure. The G+D Group aims to be the global leading provider of security technologies, both in the digital and physical world. Innovative, customer-centric products, system solutions, and services make G+D a reliable partner for governments, central banks, security printers, commercial cash center operators, public authorities, and other companies. G+D is a global market leader and cutting-edge innovator in its subgroups G+D Currency Technology, G+D Mobile Security as well as Veridos and secunet. Banks, mobile network operators, car manufacturers, and growing numbers of other companies rely on the industry solutions supplied by G+D Mobile Security. These solutions safeguard data, identities, and a wide range of digital transactions. The portfolio includes solutions for eSIM management and secure HCE/cloud payment. Data and project management are also part of the offering, as are SIM, bank, ID, and healthcare cards and tokens.









OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.

With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.



For more information, visit | Follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter






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About Austria Card

Austria Card is the partner of choice for payment, government, enterprise, retail and public transport organizations in need of the most sophisticated and secure smart cards and digital security solutions. The company designs, produces, and personalizes payment cards, ID cards, access/transport-related cards, as well as loyalty cards, and offers innovative mobile payment solutions as a certified trusted service management provider.

Austria Card is part of the Austria Card AG. It also comprises Inform, the regional leader in the information management and document processing business, founded in Athens in 1897.




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