Kosovo Contactless ID Card – security made in Germany

  The Republic of Kosovo has chosen Giesecke & Devrient to manufacture and deliver its multifunctional, electronic, and entirely contactless smart ID cards - only 3 months after the company won the contract to manufacture the country’s new electronic passports.. As prime contractor, the Munich-based technology company is assuming responsibility for all aspects of project…

Infineon wins award for first security chip compliant to CIPURSE™ standard

 Infineon Technologies AG has been awarded the chip card industry’s prestigious Sesames Award 2012 for the most innovative product in the category Transportation. The SOLID FLASH™-based SLS 32TLC security controller from Infineon is the industry’s first solution that supports conventional public transportation implementations as well as CIPURSE™, the newly defined open standard for the transport…

Infineon’s flash-based security controllers awarded Common Criteria EAL 6+ certificate

Infineon Technologies' new Flash-based security controllers have been awarded with the highest security certificate (Common Criteria EAL 6+ (high)) by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). They are the world’s first Flash-based security controllers fulfilling these currently highest security standards. The new SOLID FLASH™ security chips with “Integrity Guard” are aimed at use in…

Republic of Serbia opts for tachograph solution from Trüb

With the  win of the Republic of Serbia contract, Trüb strengthens its market leadership for digital tachograph solutions, now delivering such solutions to thirteen countries worldwide. The tachograph cards from Trüb are made of polycarbonate and equipped with a chip. Since the introduction of digital tachographs in 2004, Trüb has supplied more than 3 million…

Annual Silicon Trust meeting puts focus on ‘ID document lifetime’

This year's annual Silicon Trust Marketing Day was a huge success, attended by over thirty participants, representing twenty companies along the secure ID value chain. With its focus topic 'ID document lifetime', the 2012 meeting, which took place on September 12th, attracted important players, such as Giesecke & Devrient, Gemalto, Bundesdruckerei, HID Global, T-Systems, Agfa…

Continental opts for security technology from Infineon in digital tachographs

Only security chips from Infineon Technology are installed in Continental's new generation of digital tachographs VDO DTCO. With Infineon chips, the company can efficiently implement the high security standards set by the European Union (EU) in 2009 for such systems. Infineon supplies Continental with a security controller, which is certified according to "Common Criteria EAL5+…

Latest operating system from G&D offers greater security for electronic identification documents

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is the first manufacturer in the world to offer a certified solution for the new security functions in electronic passports as well as residence permits and ID cards on the basis of the protection profile as newly defined by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The BSI has accordingly granted…

Gemalto to issue an additional 15 million eHealth cards in 2012 for AOK insurees

Gemalto will issue an additional 15 million second-generation eHealth cards ("eGK", elektronische Gesundheitskarte) to AOK in 2012. AOK ("Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse)", the Health Insurance Fund, looks after around 25 million people, approximately one third of the population in Germany. Last year alone Gemalto issued two and a half million health cards for the German National Health…