Infineon Technologies builds on its foundation in smart card technology with a new generation of 40nm security chip solutions – the SLC3x – based on a design concept that hopes to ensure scalability in an ever-evolving market, and of course, optimal performance. Based on the de-facto industry standard Arm, the solution combines Infineon’s logistic concepts with tried and true embedded architecture, to the benefit of all payment solution providers.

This comes at a key time, as smart card solutions are increasingly transitioning to contactless, multifunctional technologies. Security is a key part of this, so new biometric features should be incorporated to facilitate a secure but seamless user experience. However, these new features and capabilities involve multiple stakeholders, unnecessarily complicating the ultimate implementation. Nevertheless, Infineon’s SLC3x range hopes to settle these concerns: right-fit members of the series support the full application spectrum, ranging from low-cost contact-based pre-paid and loyalty cards, through to standard dual-interface payment and identity cards, and biometric system-on-card solutions and wearable devices – all compliant with the latest EMVCo specifications.

“The road to success lies in chip technologies that meet evolving security, flexibility and performance needs”, said Ioannis Kabitoglou, VP of smart card solutions at Infineon: “Infineon’s 40nm platform combines the best of all worlds with its 32-bit Arm CPU, Solid flash memory and augmented contactless performance. Our customers will be able to better master market challenges and to offer innovative solutions for both payment and identification.”

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