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What is a smart card?
A card that is has embedded integrated circuits�Cmemory and microprocessor�Ccommonly used for identification or financial transactions. Most popular smart cards are credit cards and GSM cards in mobile phones.
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2008-04-01 Smartcards get dose of 16bit secure MCUs
From Renesas Technology comes the RS45C, a secure MCU for smartcards requiring a high level of security, including ID cards and financial cards such as banking and credit cards.
2003-01-24 Matsushita develops SoC for Java-based smartcards
Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd has announced the development of a SoC for embedded use on non-contact Java-based smartcards.
2006-02-06 4T platform connects RFID, SmartCards, biometric and telematics systems
Network Programs submitted a patent application for a four-technology (4T) middleware platform that interconnects RFID, SmartCards, biometric and telematics systems.
2006-11-28 Thailand RFID market to hit $32M in 2010
The RFID market in Thailand is projected to reach $32 million by 2010 from $16.3 million in 2005, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report, with market growth to be driven by manufacturing and logistics apps.
2002-11-07 My-MS obtains ISO 9001:2000 approval
Malaysia Microelectronic Solutions Sdn Bhd has received an ISO 9001:2000 certification.
2005-01-28 ISSI to acquire ICSI in Taiwan
Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) has reached an agreement to acquire Integrated Circuit Solution Inc. (ICSI) in Taiwan.
2004-11-02 Atmel receives $1.2M for SmartCard chip development in Scotland
Atmel Corp. announced Wednesday (Oct. 27) it has received a $1.2 million grant from the Scottish government to continue developing chips for SmartCards.
2008-03-05 Smartcard MCU with USB controller ups security
Renesas Technology has launched the AE56U, the company's first 32bit MCU for smartcards with an on-chip USB controller.
2008-09-25 Slim MEMS oscillator targets memory modules
Claimed as the world's thinnest MEMS oscillator at 0.25mm, this new device is targeted at applications such as smartcards, ultrathin cellphones, system-in-package modules, flash storage units and other multichip modules.
2003-03-07 Samsung adopts Agilent smart card IC test solution
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has selected Agilent Technologies Inc.'s Versatest Series Model V3300 contactless smart card IC solution to test combi-smartcards for use in transportation, banking and identification applications.
2007-11-05 RFID to fuel billion-dollar thin-film/printable battery market
Thin-film and printed batteries with their customizable shapes, flexible form factors and ultralow weight are enabling new functionality to be added to a broad range of electronic products, such as smartcards, RFID and sensors both increasing their usefulness and the size of their addressable markets.
2007-08-23 TSMC begins 0.13? embedded flash production
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) has qualified its 0.13? embedded flash process and has entered production.
2013-05-29 TowerJazz enlists Crocus for MLU process
Crocus will make its MLU blocks, including magnetic sensors and secure embedded memories, available to TowerJazz customers for integration into their SoC designs.
2003-05-09 TI CardBus controller integrates FireWire functionality
The PCI7x20 is touted to be the industry's first UltraMedia CardBus controller that integrates FireWire, Flash Media, and Smartcard functionalities.
2011-06-21 Thin-film batteries revenues to reach $900M by 2016
A report from NanoMarkets predicts that thin-film battery market will reach almost $900 million in revenues by 2016 due to high demands from products containing thin-film batteries.
2009-06-03 Taiwan firm buys e-paper supplier for $215M
Taiwan supplier of small- and medium-sized displays Prime View International (PVI) is set to acquire electronic paper display technology pioneer E Ink Corp.
2013-02-14 Tablet, mobile app MPUs to dominate 2013 IC market
IC Insights indicated that tablets, cell phones and embedded-processing systems will be the main driving force behind the growth forecast.
2005-10-13 Study: Mobile device boom good for battery makers
The proliferation in mobile communications devices will help drive the mobile battery market to $9.1 billion in revenues by 2010 and at the same time it will create opportunities for alternative battery technologies, according to a research report released Tuesday.
2006-12-15 STMicro reorganizes for flash memory foothold
To prepare the company for strategic repositioning in the flash memory segment, STMicroelectronics will reorganize its product segments into three categories.
2002-11-06 SST strikes flash deal with Hua Hong NEC
Silicon Storage Technology Inc. has inked its second foundry supplier deal in China, saying that it would use Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co. Ltd to manufacture chips with embedded Flash memory.
2008-09-09 Special chips ready to identify unique marks
A Palo Alto security and authentication startup known for its 'unclonable' silicon chips was recently introduced by Verayo in an effort to move its focus from government defense contracts to commercial markets.
2014-09-02 SONOS returns, finds use in IoT
Cypress Semiconductor sees that the 1960s-developed silicon oxide nitride oxide silicon technology has what it takes to address the scaling and power challenges in connected devices.
2008-11-06 Smart card ICs get security stamp for payment, identity apps
STMicroelectronics' two smart card controllers from have become the first devices certified to Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL 5+) of CC ver 3.1, the latest revision of the ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria for IT security products.
2002-06-04 Shanghai Hua Hong purchases Teradyne Integra J750 tester
Shanghai Hua Hong Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd has purchased Teradyne Inc.'s Integra J750 test system for contactless smartcard testing.
2007-06-11 Russia's Mikron teams with ST for 180nm process
JSC Mikron is pushing ahead with its partnership with STMicroelectronics for the 180nm CMOS foundry process.
2008-06-25 Researchers tip open-source smart card to tighten security
Dutch philanthropic foundation, NLnet, has offered $230,000 to fund a project that will devise open-source smart card software that provides stronger protection of personal data.
2015-08-21 Price erosion afflicts MCU market
IC Insights said MCU shipments are on pace to increase by a whopping $25.4 billion in 2015, but unprecedented price erosion means MCU vendors are seeing only a slight increase in sales.
2002-04-30 Polymer transistors hint at all-organic displays
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have built an active-matrix (AM) LCD that uses polymer transistors in place of silicon devices.
2002-09-10 Philips, Sony define next-gen RF communication
Royal Philips Electronics and Sony Corp. have partnered to jointly develop a new near field RF communication technology - the Near Field Communication.
2007-11-30 Organic transistors, memory market to grow to $22B
The organic transistor and memory market is up for growth, reaching $21.6 billion by 2015, reported NanoMarkets.
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