SIMalliance welcomes new member XH Smartcard (Zhuhai)
Chinese smart card / SIM manufacturer and solution provider, XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd., has become a member of SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services.
As SIMalliance’s fifth member based in Asia-Pacific, XH Smart card (Zhuhai) strengthens the organisation’s representation both in Asia, which is the biggest SIM market in the world, and in China, a key SIM market with the highest SIM shipment figures across Asia in 2013.
The membership expansion also reinforces SIMalliance’s role as the global reference organisation for the SE industry. Increased industry engagement enables SIMalliance to strengthen its efforts to promote the development of an open and interoperable SE ecosystem in order to accelerate the deployment of secure mobile services.
Since it was founded in 2008, XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd has established itself as a prominent Chinese manufacturer of smart card products including contact, contactless and dual interface cards. Its business activities cover many markets and technologies, including banking and EMV migration, telecoms, public sector, M2M, NFC and RFID. In 2013, it reported SIM exports in excess of 250m and it has commercial partnerships covering more than 50 countries worldwide. Current operations span South Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Mr He ShuJun, CEO of XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd., comments: “We are very pleased to join SIMalliance and intend to actively contribute our technical skills, market understanding and industry experience to support SIMalliance initiatives. We look forward to working with our SIMalliance peers to advance the SE market globally through collaboration.”
Hervé Pierre, chairman of the SIMalliance Board, adds: “XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) is a very welcome addition to the SIMalliance membership. As the leading global authority on the SE, SIMalliance values the insights and expertise of as many leading industry players as possible within the organisation to support our efforts to address deployment and integration challenges faced by the SE industry. With global operations and an insider’s view of developments within the Chinese market, XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) is well positioned to aid SIMalliance in achieving its goal.”
SIMalliance members represent approximately 86% of the global SIM card market. Members include Eastcompeace, Fundamenture, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.