Gemalto is an international digital security company providing software applications, secure personal devices such as smart cards and tokens, and managed services. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of SIM cards. Globally, Gemalto has 15,000 employees, 118 offices; 17 production sites, 45 personalization centers, and 27 R&D centers in 49 countries.
Acquisition by Thales
In December 2017, Gemalto was the subject of a bid from the Thales Group for €4.65 Billion. This was subsequently approved by the board of directors subject to international clearance. The acquisition is forecast to be completed in the second half of 2018.