[TodayIR] SMIC: Dual-interface Financial IC Card Chip Based on SMIC's eEEPROM
Platform Gains CC EAL4+ Certification
SHANGHAI, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing
International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and
most advanced semiconductor foundry and Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit
Co., Ltd. (SHHIC) both announced today the dual-interface financial IC card
chip based on SMIC's eEEPROM platform has passed CC EAL4+ certification.
SHHIC's SHC1302/2907M4 is the first and only Chinese domestic designed IC to
obtain this security certification which is the most recognized in the
international IT field.
SMIC's eEEPROM platform is one of the differentiated offerings for mature
process nodes with significant size reduction, higher speed, lower leakage and
improved power consumption. It targets the fast-growing dual-interface
financial IC card market, global contactless smart card market, and as well as
any other applications requiring secure identification and frequent data
updates. SHHIC's SHC1302/2907M4 chip, based on SMIC's eEEPROM platform, has
passed the anti-attack capability (AVA_VAN.5) and product development security
(ALC_DVS.2) evaluation with highest international standards. The acquisition
of the CC EAL4+ certificate, officially awarded by Norwegian SERTIT,
demonstrates SHHIC's outstanding capability of security technology development
and management, and the stability of SMIC's eEEPROM platform.
"As a domestic leading smart card chip supplier, SHHIC has been devoting
itself to develop contactless products with high security and performance,"
said Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of SMIC.
"After passing UnionPay certification in China, SHHIC's product also received
international CC EAL4+ certification. It indicates SHHIC's breakthrough in
this field and cements SMIC's leading position in this market. SMIC will
continue strengthening the eEEPROM platform development to serve customers
more differentiated products."
Mr. RongXin Li, General Manager of SHHIC said, "The cooperation with SMIC
symbolizes a new milestone for SHHIC on the eEEPROM platform. SMIC's eEEPROM
platform supplies reliable, stable, and low cost solutions for customers to
dramatically improve products' competitiveness in the market. With domestic
banking system's EMV migration, SHHIC's international CC EAL4+ certification
will certainly lead the reform and innovation of domestic chip technology and
accelerate the localization process of China's financial IC card chips."
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