French eDriver license uses Infineon’s security chips with ‘Integrity Guard’

Infineon Technologies supplies the security chips for the new electronic driving license (eDriver license) issued in France as of September 2013. The new polycarbonate smart card successively replacing the traditional paper document contains an embedded SLE78 microprocessor with ‘Integrity Guard’. The microprocessor securely stores biometric and personal data of the license holder protecting his or…

Latest research project develops security components for future ID cards

After three years of co-operation,  a group of experts including Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer MaterialScience and the Fraunhofer institutes IZM, IAP and EMFT, brought the "SECUDIS" joint research project to a successful conclusion. As part of this project, security components for ID documents have been researched and developed which will be used in future product developments.…

PAV inlays well positioned for future SAC requirements

With ID security requirements constantly evolving, many governments are looking to integrate the new security standard SAC (Supplemental Access Control) in their national ID documents from 2015. In comparison to the currently used standard EAC (Extended Access Control), SAC offers higher security features like, amongst others, asymmetric cryptographic protocols. Because of this development, during this…

ID Security: Fast forward to FLASH technology

By Guillaume Sauzon, Infineon Technologies   In the late 1990s, the task of securing identities met the challenges of an increasingly digital world. The introduction of electronic documents was on the agenda for most governments around the world. Since then, ministries and their appointed agencies and officials have had to understand not only the political,…

Taiwanese ePassport to be secured by Infineon Integrity Guard chips

Infineon Technologies is supplying security chips to Taiwan’s electronic passport program. Infineon is the only supplier and has started shipping security chips of the SLE78 product family based on the digital security technology “Integrity Guard”. Taiwan has been issuing one million electronic passports (ePassports) per year to its approximately 23 million citizens since 2008. The…

No more waiting around – THE NEW VAULT MAGAZINE IS OUT!

No more waiting around for issue #12 of the VAULT magazine - the new magazine is now out and you can read your pdf version here. With Silicon Trust partner articles on the situation of the European driving licence, electronic immigration in Ghana, the US Green Card, latest development in Flash technology, social security fraud…

Unique display card with one-time password developed by Infineon and Bundesdruckerei

Infineon Technologies AG and Bundesdruckerei GmbH have developed a new security smart card with an LED display and a one-time password. This new technology is centered around a security chip in the card which generates a one-time password for each transaction and displays this on the integrated LED display. Requesting the one-time password in addition…

Online Authorisation to be protected by FIDO

Leading Internet companies, system integrators and security providers have formed the FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online) to revolutionize online authentication with an industry supported standards-based open protocol. FIDO Alliance founding member organizations Agnitio, Infineon Technologies, Lenovo, Nok Nok Labs, PayPal, and Validity are developing the specification and FIDO-compliant products. The Internet requires users to confirm…