TICKETING: California-based semiconductor and IP products company Rambus Inc has paid £64·7m in cash to acquire the outstanding shares in UK-based Smart Card Software Ltd. This includes Bell Identification’s mobile payment technology and Ecebs’ smart ticketing platform, which are to be incorporated into the Rambus Cryptography Research Division.

‘The secure mobile payment and smart ticketing markets are growth opportunities, and the technologies developed by Bell ID and Ecebs complement our CryptoManager platform and will allow us to leverage our foundational security technology to offer differentiated, value-added security solutions’, said Dr Martin Scott, Senior Vice-President & General Manager of the Rambus Cryptography Research division.