Global Sources
EE Times-India
Stay in touch with EE Times India
 
EE Times-India > RF/Microwave
 
 
RF/Microwave  

SMIC, SHHIC offer contactless smart card ICs

Posted: 08 Feb 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smart card  EEPROM  contactless IC 

Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd (SHHIC) has successfully started the commercial production of its high-end contactless smart card IC design at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) using 0.162µm embedded EEPROM process.

The product is a collaborative effort by SHHIC and SMIC. It is also the first smart card IC in commercial production using SMIC's 0.162µm EEPROM technology.

The targeted markets for SHHIC's high-end smart card IC product are identification or payment systems of which chip security and chip performance are the two key requirements. The product uses 32bit low-power security processor architecture, which adopts ROM, RAM and EEPROM of large capacity. The communication speed of the RFIC has reached the upper limit of the ISO/IEC14443 standard, which guarantees that the chip may be applied to a wide range of complex contactless IC applications.

The chip also has an embedded high-quality random number generator, the latest design by SHHIC using built-in high-speed symmetric cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure co-processor to support applications following mainstream cryptographic protocols. In addition, the chip uses an advanced anti-shock technology exclusively developed by SHHIC. Various mechanical shock tests have proven that the chip can withstand high impacts. With such features, a strong market demand for the SHHIC's high-end contactless smart card ICs can be expected.

"The success of the commercial production of this smart card IC product marked a meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough in the industry," said XinHua Ji, director of design of SHHIC.

Chris Chi, senior VP and chief business officer of SMIC said, "SMIC has reached a new milestone in embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) technology. The 0.162µm embedded EEPROM process can provide customers solutions with more reliability, stability and lower-costs. It will therefore greatly enhance customers' market competitiveness, and consequently, consolidate SMIC's leadership position in the embedded NVM market. The process is poised to play a significant role in both the existing and the potential markets in China. SMIC will continue with the R&D of embedded NVM technology and forge close collaboration with our clients for a win-win partnership."





Comment on "SMIC, SHHIC offer contactless smart ..."
Comments:  
*  You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:
 
 
Webinars

Seminars

Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

 

Go to top             Connect on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      Follow us on Orkut

 
Back to Top