NXP and ALIOTH Drive Smart Card Convergence

NXP and ALIOTH Drive Smart Card Convergence 
Multi-Application Smart Card Launched Based on NXP's Secure SmartMX2
Microcontroller With Banking, Transport and eGov Functionality 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- (Marketwired) --
04/16/13 --  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced
with ALIOTH, a leading Russian government and payment cards solutions
provider, the launch of a contactless smart card solution product
called SCOne. It combines banking, transport ticketing and
eGovernment applications on just one secure microcontroller, NXP's
industry-leading SmartMX2. ALIOTH will be the first card maker
worldwide to offer SmartMX2 cards using a MIFARE Plus(R) emulation
for transport and a MasterCard-certified MChip PayPass payment
application, while supporting GOST cryptographic algorithms mandated
by the Russian government. 
Card holders will now be able to enjoy the convenience of using a
single smart card for everyday use -- from the morning train commute
to daily shopping. In Europe, card-issuing companies and institutions
have seen additional consumer spend of up to 30 per cent from such
multi-application cards. The cards benefit from unrivalled
transaction speeds, card-to-reader range, power performance and
security based on NXP's IntegralSecurity(TM) architecture, with over
100 security features to ensure the integrity of the chip.  
NXP's SmartMX2 is the world's first secure element with a Common
Criteria EAL 6+ security certificate issued by the German Federal
Office for Information Security (BSI). As a further security
enhancement, NXP will be first company to incorporate Intrinsic-ID's
leading PUF anti-cloning technology into the SmartMX2 family.  
"As the clear market leader in security chips, NXP was the obvious
partner for this ground-breaking project," said Igor Vasiliev,
general director ALIOTH. "While we are excited to have created a
truly converged multi-application product under the SCOne brand, it
is vital that both consumers and service providers are able to have
complete trust in the security of card transactions. The high levels
of hardware security that SmartMX2 delivers not only helps to create
this trust -- including support for government-endorsed GOST
cryptography -- but also means that we were able to quickly implement 
software countermeasures and bring this product to market in just
four months, from first samples evaluation to MasterCard approval
process." 
"NXP is leveraging its expertise in secure microcontrollers to
converge smart life applications such as electronic ticketing,
payments and government ID on just one multi-application card," said
Ulrich Huewels, vice president and general manager, business line
secure card solutions, NXP Semiconductors. "With billions of SmartMX
and MIFARE products proven in the field, NXP is paving the way for
the contactless future, setting best-in-class performance metrics and
enabling new experiences for consumers." 
The availability of this new SmartMX2-based card follows the recent
announcement that the Moscow Department of Transport has selected
MIFARE Plus for the new "TROIKA" smart card project. This highly
secure new multi-modal card aims to improve the quality of the travel
experience and make public transport more attractive by enabling
passengers to use one card for ticketing across multiple transport
types, including metro, urban railway, tram and bus services.
Additionally, the city of St. Petersburg is also using MIFARE Plus
technology for its public transport system. 
The new secure multi-application card from ALIOTH and NXP with the
MasterCard M/Chip PayPass application is ready for mass production
now. Cards with a Visa PayWave application will be available later in
2013. 
About ALIOTH
 ALIOTH Company specializes in full production cycle of
banking cards and provides the following services: design,
personalization, PIN-envelopes, sorting, storage and delivery. ALIOTH
produces all types of plastic cards, including magnetic stripe,
smart-cards, dual, contactless cards of EMV standard, other types of
cards including universal electronic and e-Government cards. ALIOTH
Company has all required Russian and international payment systems
certificates and licenses, including international quality management
certificate ISO9001. www.alth.ru  
About NXP Semiconductors
 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)
provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions
that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface,
Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used
in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless
infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing
applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more
than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com. 
Note to Editors
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IntegralSecurity are registered trademarks or trademarks of NXP B.V.
All other brands or product names are property of their respective
holders. 
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