STMicroelectronics and Gemalto announced a partnership to develop digital security services for NFC applications.
According to Gemalto, the partnership aims to address the industry’s need for a secure element, such as the widely adopted SIM-based NFC solution, for NFC products. The partners plan to develop a number of packaged solutions that include the ST33 EAL5+ chipset from ST, as well as Gemalto’s secure operating system, mobile handset software, Trusted Service Management and secure personalization services.
The combined turn-key solution is expected to accelerate the adoption of NFC services, including contactless payment, transportation ticketing, personal data protection and device integrity.
According to the partners, their secure element solution will incorporate the industry’s leading public key cryptography, matching the latest GP 2.2, JavaCard 3.0.1 specifications as well as Common Criteria EAL4+ and EMVCo certifications. The solution will be available both as a System-in-Package version combined with ST’s ST21NFCA NFC controller, or as a stand-alone secure element in DFN or micro-SD packages.
Marie-France Florentin, General Manager of ST’s Secure Microcontrollers Division, comments, “By combining some of the most advanced NFC related technologies from both companies, ST and Gemalto will bring leading and highly secure solutions to the market to further accelerate the deployment of NFC services across the world.”