On December 17th 2017, Thales announced that it intended to acquire Gemalto to create a global leader in the fast growing digital security market. Today Thales announced that acquisition is now completed.
Thales is a global organisation with operations on all continents delivering extraordinary, high-technology solutions to governments, institutions, cities and enterprises. Gemalto’s 3,000 R&D engineers working in 35 centres around the globe will join Thales. The Group will have more than 28,000 engineers, 3,000 researchers and an investment of more than €1 billion per year in self-funded R&D.
Together, Thales and Gemalto will have the ability to cover the digital needs of all clients, in civilian and defence businesses, across all Thales market segments, with a unique portfolio of advanced technologies in the realms of IoT, mobile and the cloud while maintaining the highest levels of quality for all existing services.
As part of the combination of Thales and Gemalto, Thales eSecurity and Gemalto Enterprise & Cybersecurity are now merging into a single business called Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing.
Below are a few of the significant opportunities that come from the combination of the Thales eSecurity and Gemalto portfolios:
– Global leadership in general purpose, payment and cloud-based hardware security modules
– Global leadership in data encryption and key management
– Global leadership in encryption for high-speed networks
– Global leadership in authentication and access management