The 2011 Contactless Monkey Award Finalists – Transportation

We’re almost at the end of our categories now. Just a couple more to go, and the 14th will be upon us and we’ll be finding out who the lucky winners will be. Until then – it’s category 8 – Transportation. Buses, public transport, mobile ticketing – we have it all here. We’re bouncing around… Read More

NXP Semiconductors achieves first-ever security certification from Cryptography Research

NXP Semiconductors, together with Brightsight and Cryptography Research Inc., today announced the certification of several NXP SmartMX secure microcontrollers under the DPA Countermeasure Validation Program. The analysis, conducted by security evaluation firm Brightsight, validates the effectiveness of Differential Power Analysis countermeasures in members of NXP’s SmartMX product line. The DPA Countermeasure Validation Program is a… Read More

NXP’s SmartMX selected to power new German contactless National ID cards.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. have announced that its SmartMX secure contactless microcontroller chip has been chosen to power the new German contactless National Identity card (Neuer Personalausweis). The German government has selected NXP as the supplier of an inlay solution containing a dedicated SmartMX chip, packaged in an ultra-thin module. Issuance of German contactless ID cards,… Read More