NXP's SmartMX Technology to Secure German eHealthcard

NXP's SmartMX Technology to Secure German eHealthcard 
Third Major German eGovernment Deployment With Highest Security and
Quality Standards 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 --  NXP
Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that its secure
microcontrollers represent the major share in Germany's eHealthcard
deployment. Enabled by the "elektronische Gesundheitskarte," the
system aims to enhance the public health system in Germany by
improving the availability and accessibility of patient data. NXP's
secure SmartMX(TM) technology will ensure that access to this data is
conducted securely, providing the best possible protection of patient
data and privacy.  
The eHealthcard roll-out is a major initiative by the German
government to standardize the provision of healthcare across the
country by ensuring that 60 million citizens with statutory health
insurance -- about 75 percent of Germany's total population -- have
the new cards by 2013. Information contained on the cards includes
the insured person's name, date of birth, gender and address, as well
as insurance number and insurance status, underscoring the importance
of the embedded chip in providing high security for all transactions.
More than 80 percent of the deployed eHealthcards -- a total of 50
million -- will be secured by NXP's leading security technology
SmartMX.  
To date, the SmartMX product family has received 74 Common Criteria
certifications with augmented security level (EAL5+), the largest
number in the industry for one high security platform. Recently NXP's
SmartMX2 solution received the industry's first EAL6+ certification
for a high security microcontroller with a contactless interface
based on 90nm technology. 
The eHealthcard deployment is the third major eGovernment project in
Germany in which NXP is the main provider of the secure
microcontroller. In addition to the eHealthcard deployment, NXP
powers the German national eID card and the German ePassport. Given
that Germany is a country with some of the world's highest security
and quality standards, these deployments serve as significant
endorsements of the SmartMX technology. Additionally, NXP is the
global leader in secure eGovernment deployments, with 86 out of 102
countries, or approximately
 85 percent of worldwide electronic
passport projects, putting their trust in NXP's secure
microcontrollers.  
ABI Research's latest eGovernment research report published in March
2012 confirms NXP's leading position: NXP expanded its global
leadership to a market share of 43 percent, which is more than twice
as large as its closest competitor. "Germany is a leading market for
the innovative use of electronic ID for eGovernment services. Many
other countries are closely following how new secure
public-commercial opportunities are being created, resulting in
improved uptake and adoption by citizens. NXP is well positioned to
build upon its success with the German eID card and now also the
electronic healthcard in the eGovernment market," says John Devlin,
group director Security and ID with ABI Research. 
As a flexible, multi-application platform for eGovernment
applications, NXP's SmartMX technology offers the possibility of
adding additional functionality or information such as medication,
allergies or drug intolerances to the eHealthcards, providing
increased convenience and protection to end users.  
"NXP is very proud to be at the heart of the German government's
eHealthcard roll-out," says Ulrich Huewels, VP and general manager,
card security business, NXP Semiconductors. "NXP secure ID solutions
are used around the world in ePassports, national ID cards, health
and social-security cards, citizen cards and resident permits, and
driver's licenses. For any country that wants to deploy electronic
government solutions, we are the partner of choice thanks to our rich
experience, leading security expertise and ability to deliver total,
interoperable solutions, including reader infrastructure. With NXP,
customers can rest assured that they will receive a mature, trusted
and sustainable solution." 
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