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Samsung's new 2MB smart card IC manufactured on 300mm

Posted: 29 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Samsung Electronics? smart card IC? S3FJ91L?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd unveiled a 2MB flash memory-embedded smart card IC (S3FJ91L) that, according to the company, raises the bar by doubling the data storage capabilities. This new 2MB smart card IC meets all the industry requirements for 3G multimedia handsets by enabling higher memory density for SMS, telephone directory, games and Internet services, as well as its typical subscriber identification function.

The speed and reliability of user identification in the S3FJ91L is guaranteed by an ARM-based 32bit SC200 secure core, a 3-DES encryption standard and a PKI crypto processor. Samsung added that its fortified anti-hacking technology significantly reduces the risk of personal information leakage.

The S3FJ91L IC also features a built-in 16KB Static RAM to enable easy upgrades and the introduction of various applications by software developers. A Java Accelerator also improves the speed and makes it easier to implement Java-based platforms.

The new smart card IC supports an operating voltage from 1.62V to 5V, which is compatible with power consumption requirements of the GSM standard. In addition, data programming and updating processes operate independently with one another, making memory management easier and more efficient.

Manufactured on a 300mm wafer fab, the S3FJ91L smart card IC can be applied to various smart cards such as USIM and UIM cards for GSM, GPRS and IMT2000, as well as JAVA and multimedia cards.

Market research company iSuppli Corp. forecasts that the smart card market demand will surpass 1.6 billion units by 2008.




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