Date: 31st July 2012
MEYREUIL, July 31st, 2012- StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrializing Smart Card ICs today announced that it is fully set to perform EAL5+ and above certification. StarChip® recently moved its Headquarters and development center to a new location equipped with the latest systems of security and fully compliant with the highly demanding Common Criteria certification processes.
This green and compliant brand new location is large enough to sustain StarChip® growth strategy in the coming years in terms of design capacity and product development roadmap. As part of this roadmap growth StarChip is preparing the way for the introduction of future Smart Card controllers with advanced security and contactless technologies that will be Common Criteria certified. StarChip’s first Smart Card IC targeting EAL5+ certification is in development.
Concerning the SIM market, world’s largest in volume yet extremely competitive marketplace, StarChip will not only capitalize on the success of its current SIM family, but is also to accelerate its developments by introducing new products with various flash densities. These will cover the Native market alongside with products for USIM Java Card and Common Criteria certified SIM products for High-end applications.
“This announcement is in line with our strategy to establish StarChip as worldwide leader in the Smart Card IC market”, said Lucien Brau, President and CEO of StarChip®. “At StarChip® we intend to provide in the coming quarters a complete family for the Telecoms market, from Native to high-end as well as solutions to address the Banking & ID market. To achieve this StarChip already doubled its design capacity, established the right partnerships with foundries, certification laboratories and customers. At this stage investing in a bigger location and be prepared for Common Criteria is a logical step for our Smart Card strategy”.
StarChip® is a dynamic semiconductor company that enables customers to directly benefit from our unique, optimized value chain system. We design and qualify products for mass production, then license our solutions for purchase directly by our customers through qualified foundries and test houses.
StarChip® products are based on state-of-the art, Flash-based 32-bit architectures. They are designed to offer maximum integration, providing support for embedded, innovative security technologies, analog functionality and connectivity and control interfaces. The result is a flexible set of solutions that can easily meet the requirements of a wide variety of markets, including smart cards and security, consumer, automotive and industrial applications.