Infineon Launches Next Generation embedded Secure Element Combining Hardware and Operating Software; Increased Memory Space Supports Multiple NFC Applications on Same Device
Neubiberg, Germany, April 30, 2013–Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced its latest generation embedded Secure Element for NFC applications on the occasion of the Contactless Intelligence Conference in London. The SLE97400SE embedded Secure Element is a turn-key solution consisting of an Integrity Guard-based security chip and the latest GlobalPlatform compliant operating software for management of multiple applications. Increased memory space of more than 100kByte provides ample space for payment and loyalty, authentication as well as transport and ticketing applications. The integrated DCLB communication interface increases compatibility of mobile devices and different NFC modems and allows system integrators to choose among a discrete or integrated NFC modem.
“With its new generation embedded Secure Element, Infineon allows service providers such as banks or telecommunication carriers to independently load and manage their applications whereby consumers benefit from combined mobile payment and loyalty or ticketing applications on the same device,” says Juergen Spaenkuch, Vice President and General Manager Platform Security at Infineon’s Chip Card & Security Division. “Hardware Security is mandatory for the success of NFC-based payment, ticketing or access control offerings. Infineon, as a leading supplier of security solutions, is determined to bring its security expertise to new mobile applications fueling their acceptance by end users and hence their success in the market.”
Increased Memory Space and Flexibilty
Infineon’s latest generation of SLE97400 Secure Elements provide ample memory space of more than 100kB and a small footprint ideally suited for stacking with Contactless frontend (CLF) / modems. The product is also available with a chip-scale-package (CSP) or USON package. The flexible Solid Flash-based security controller is bundled with a JavaCard3.0.1/GlobalPlatform2.2.1 compliant Operating System including its relevant amendments and supports all EMV payment applications. It implements latest specifications with post-issuance update capabilities.
THE SLE97400SE uses Infineon’s DCLB communication interface which has become a de-facto industry standard for secure and fast connection between the
embedded Secure Element in a mobile device and different NFC modems. The DCLB interface is currently licensed and supported by more than 10 major manufacturers of CLF and modems. Further information is available at http://www.infineon.com/SLE97400SE_ProductBrief
Infineon and NFC
Infineon is in a strong position to meet the security needs of the emerging NFC ecosystem with an exceptionally broad and innovative portfolio, designed to deliver the security and performance crucial for the success of NFC applications. This NFC portfolio ranges from embedded Secure Elements, SIM Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) solutions over SD Cards to memories for NFC Tags. Infineon’s highly secure microcontrollers for instance, featuring the award-winning security technology “Integrity Guard”, ensure particularly robust protection of sensitive payment and authentication data. The security technology “Integrity Guard” bundles several highly sophisticated digital security mechanisms to cover a vast range of potential attacks. Infineon’s security microcontrollers are also certified according to the Common Criteria (CC) and EMVCo international standards. As principal member of the NFC Forum™, Infineon contributes to all NFC relevant standards.
Security for the connected world
Based on its core competences in the fields of security, contactless communication and integrated microcontroller solutions (embedded control), Infineon offers an extensive portfolio of semiconductor-based security products for many chip card and security applications. With this expertise, Infineon is helping to increase security in an increasingly networked world, for example for mobile payment, for system security and secure electronic ID documents. For over 25 years, Infineon has developed innovative solutions in the area of hardware-based security and has been a global market leader for 15 consecutive years. For more information about chip cards and security solutions at Infineon, please see: http://www.infineon.com/chip-card-and-security
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2012 fiscal year (ending September 30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.9 billion with close to 26,700 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
Further information is available at http://www.infineon.com
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