Infineon Announces Production of Security Chips in U.S. Foundry; IBM Burlington Plant Qualified to Supply Security Chips for Secure Government ID Programs

Infineon Technologies AG have announced that IBM  will manufacture Infineon-designed highly-secure integrated circuits (ICs) used for secure identification applications, including electronic passports compliant with international travel regulations and the U.S. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards. The planned production at IBM’s chip fabrication plant in Burlington, Vermont, provides U.S. manufactured components for suppliers to U.S. government… Read More

German BSI certifies Infineon’s ‘Integrity Guard’ security technology and SLE78 family of security controllers

Infineon Technologies have announced that its SLE 78 family of security controllers received security certification for use in electronic ID documents and chip card applications. The Germany Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) certified the high standard of security achieved by Infineon. Governments and public authorities all over the world use security controllers in ID documents… Read More

Smart card players join to advance secure public transport smart card applications

Smart Card Makers Giesecke & Devrient and Oberthur Technologies, and Chip Providers Infineon and INSIDE Contactless Launch Initiative to Establish Open Standard Smart card manufacturers Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (G&D), Oberthur Technologies S.A., and chip suppliers Infineon Technologies and INSIDE Contactless S.A. have announced that they have launched an industry initiative to provide a new… Read More

eID around the world

Guest blogged by Nicole Mountain Over the past couple of weeks we’ve heard further announcements regarding new and upcoming smart card based ID schemes from around the world. This week, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs began rolling out biometric ePassports via ten of its 18 regional consular offices (RCO) – the remaining provinces will… Read More