News release

Date: 4th October 2011

Simulity and StarChip unveil the availability of Tacos Java CardTM OS Platform on StarChip SCF SIM Controllers

The TACOS-J platform is a contact-based Java™ (U)SIM card and is fully compliant with Java Card™ 2.2.1 Specifications and Visa GlobalPlatform 2.1.1. The SCF SIM controllers’ family has been designed to cover demands of USIM Java CardTM applications. The SCF family is based on Cortus APS3s 32-bit core enabling 25Mips@25MHz. All SCF members (SCF320G, SCF384G and derivatives) are fully flash-based.

MEYREUIL, October 4th 2011- Simulity and StarChip® today announced the availability of Simulity Tacos Java CardTM OS platform on StarChip SCF SIM controllers. The TACOS-J platform is a contact-based Java™ (U)SIM card built on Simulity's TACOS Enterprise Edition. It is fully compliant with Java Card™ 2.2.1 Specifications and Visa GlobalPlatform 2.1.1. The SCF SIM controllers’ family has been designed to cover demands of USIM Java CardTM applications. The SCF family is based on Cortus APS3s 32-bit core enabling 25Mips@25MHz. Extended performances and best-in-class endurance (up to 400 million cycles thanks to E3 (ECUBE) proprietary mechanisms) have been implemented to deliver highly effective SIM controllers. All SCF members (SCF320G, SCF384G and derivatives) are fully flash-based, code and data with SST SuperFlash®. The TACOS-J platform running on SCF controllers will be demonstrated on StarChip booth (#3B021) at Cartes & ID event 2011.

“To work with Starchip is an ideal scenario for Simulity. Our products are complimentary and our company visions and goals align, creating a valuable and sustainable partnership. We are delighted to be working with an innovative partner creating cost effective and creative propositions for our customers. We look forward to a long lasting relationship with Starchip.” said Stephane Fund, CEO of Simulity

“We are delighted with Simulity proposing to their customers a solution based on our SCF SIM controllers. The combination of Simulity Tacos Java CardTM OS and StarChip SCF family brings to the market a very efficient and cost effective solution. It was a pleasure to work with Simulity as the team’s strong know-how, when dealing with Java CardTM based operating systems, was key to achieve the product porting, qualification and customers’ sampling in a short time” said Yves Fusella, CTO of StarChip.

Availability:
The SCF320G, SCF384G and derivatives are available now in Mass production in wafer form or sawn dice on frame. For more information, contact StarChip Sales at sales@starchip-ic.com
The TACOS-J contact-based Java™ (U)SIM platform is available now. For more information, contact Simulity at contact@simulity.com

About StarChip®:
StarChip® is a dynamic semiconductor company that enables customers to directly benefit from its 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.

Find out more about StarChip and SIM & M2M products by visiting the links below:
•For information about StarChip: www.starchip-ic.com
•See StarChip’s complete SIM & M2M portfolio: www.starchip-ic.com/Products
•Download StarChip SIM & M2M datasheets: www.starchip-ic.com/Download


About Simulity:
Simulity is an independent smartcard company providing a complete card management system to enable our partners to be in the position to provide the full end-to-end solution to their clients. Simulity works closely with partners on all levels to ensure delivery of high quality products and services while maintaining competitive pricing across all sectors.

Find out more about Simulity Products by visiting the links below:
•TACOS-N, native SIM OS, fully Flashable on StarChip chips,
http://www.simulity.com/products/tacos

•TACOS-J, Java USIM OS WIB/S@T, fully Flashable on StarChip chips,
http://www.simulity.com/products/tacos

•TACOS-V, a Virtual Machine based USIM OS, with open specs you can see at www.dkard.org

Media Contacts:
StarChip®

Olivier Lardy
Tel: +33 1 34 52 20 75
Mob: +33 6 78 11 90 11
Email: olivier.lardy[at]starchip-ic[dot]com

Simulity
Stephen Halpenny
Tel: +353 86 804 4424
Email : stephen.halpenny[at]simulity[dot]com

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