Morpho’s Indian subsidiary Smart Chip awarded CMMI Level 3 certification

Flintbek / New Delhi, January 6, 2012

Smart Chip Limited, the Indian subsidiary of Morpho (Safran group) has been certified as fully compliant with the Maturity 3 level of the Software Engineering Institute's* Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI®-DEV).

CMMI is an internationally recognized method for evaluating and measuring the maturity of an organization's development processes. The CMMI model encompasses best practices covering various aspects ranging from project management to organization management.

The CMMI certification confirms that Smart Chip Ltd. has effective and repeatable processes for managing requirements, decision making, measuring performance, planning work and risk management in its solutions development and delivery practices. It also attests that Smart Chip Ltd. focuses on constantly improving its processes.

"For our customers the CMMI certification guarantees an advanced service level and fast and efficient product delivery" explains Sanjeev Shriya, Vice President Asia Pacific at Morpho, and Managing Director of Smart Chip.

The company's commitment to progress is also reflected in its ISO 9001:2008, and ISO 27001:2005 certifications.

* Software Engineering Institute: a US-based research and development center dedicated to software engineering.

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About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company in the Safran group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. The company's technology expertise shapes the markets for
the ID document, payment, telecoms and Identity Access Management segments. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

About Smart Chip Limited
Smart Chip Limited is a subsidiary of Morpho and was formed in 1996 to offer solutions around smart cards to customers in the Health & ID and Banking business sectors. Smart Chip is headquartered in
Delhi NCR, India, and has 48 offices and more than 900 employees across 23 states. Smart Chip is the industry leader in the business of providing digital identity and security solutions and delivers integrated end-to-end business and e-governance solutions using smart cards. Smart Chip operates in over 150 districts of India and has delivered over 32 million smart cards for a variety of applications.

For more information: -

Morpho, e-Documents Division
Phone: +49 (0) 4347 715 2501
Mobile: +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61

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