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WISeKey nominated by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the Global Growth Companies

Geneva (ots) - WISeKey, the leading eSecurity and Digital Trust company, has been nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company. The World Economic Forum's Global Growth Companies (GGC), founded in 2007, nominates leading enterprises from around the world that have the potential to become tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. The GGC Community has admitted, as of June 2010, 250 companies from over 50 countries and from all sectors. These rapidly growing emergent multinationals are supported by the GGC as they navigate new geographies, markets, cultures and regulatory systems to become a major driving force in social and economic development. The GGCs, Technology Pioneers and Young Global Leaders are the three pillars that form the Forum's Community of New Champions. Companies selected as Global Growth Companies must demonstrate an annual growth rate exceeding industry and regional average by 15%, a minimum turnover between US$ 100 million and US$ 5 billion depending on the industry, a demonstrated growth potential, the capacity and intent to build a global business and exemplary executive leadership. WISeKey is the global leader on Digital Identification and Trusted Secure Electronic Transactions over the Internet. WISeKey's disruptive technology and business model excel at knowing the digital identification and transaction market, staying close to customers, and using this technology to contribute to the Web and communications over the long term by improving every kind of trusted data exchange. "We are honored that the World Economic Forum has again nominated WISeKey as a Global Growth Company this year. This nomination is the recognition that WISeKey is making a profound contribution to securing the Net and to allowing hundreds of million of users equipped with WISeKey technologies to perform highly secure electronic transactions over the Internet" said Carlos Moreira, founder and CEO of WISeKey. "This recognition is also proof that Geneva, Switzerland is emerging as one of the hottest places in the world to start and develop a tech company." Mr. Pierre-François Unger, Minister of the Department of Economy and Health added that, "Geneva is in itself a sort of natural incubator that allows innovation that stems from our specialized schools to be brought to the forefront in the creation of new technologically advanced companies." WISeKey was also part of the founding members of the World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies, formed in 2007 to engage dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow's industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic and social change. The Global Growth Companies will be meeting at the "Summer Davos" in Asia's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 Tianjin, People's Republic of China 13-15 September. ots Originaltext: WISeKey SA Internet: www.presseportal.ch Contact: WISeKey SA Olivia Ward Phone: +41/22/594'30'00 E-Mail: oward@wisekey.com

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