Tag Archives: Smart Card

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 1: Smart Card Module Production

By | March 14, 2017

This four-parts essay aims to provide students, people involved professionally in the Smart Card Industry, businesses interested to invest in a smart card production / personalization facility, startups and consumers, the basic information on the industrial smart card manufacturing process. There are many different processes and production technologies that are utilized to produce a smart card, here I am… Read More »

CardLogix Introduces M.O.S.T. Card® C9 Series

By | March 7, 2017

Irvine, CA – March 7, 2017 – CardLogix Corporation, leading smart card manufacturer and software developer, announced today the newest addition to its flagship M.O.S.T. Card® C Series—M.O.S.T. Card C9. The M.O.S.T. Card C9 dual-interface microprocessor smart card is built on a single, CC EAL5+ certified silicon, computer chip that communicates to both contact and contactless readers to… Read More »

What is a Fingerprint Card

By | February 28, 2017

A Fingerprint Card is a smart card that embeds a fingerprint sensor and the most common implementation are standardized according the ISO/IEC 17839-1:2014 and the ISO/IEC 17839-2:2015 specifications defines two main types of cards: Type S1 – fully ISO/IEC 7810 compliant. Type S2 – card 2.5mm thick, no need to conform the ISO/IEC 7816-1 flexibility requirements, supports only ISO/IEC 14443… Read More »

SST Announces Qualification of Embedded SuperFlash® on 110 nm CMOS Process

By | February 15, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, through its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, announced today qualification and availability of SST’s third-generation embedded SuperFlash® (ESF3) non-volatile memory (NVM) on 110 nm Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) platform.   SST’s embedded SuperFlash memory solution offers low power,… Read More »

What is a Smart Card

By | February 6, 2017

A smart card is a flexible Plastic Card, usually made of PVC, that contains one or more embedded integrated circuits. The integrated circuit in a smart card is often referred as ICC, Smart Card Chip, Smart Chip Modules or Secure Microcontroller (Secure MCU) while the smart cards are often also referred as smartcards, chip cards, IC cards, ICC… Read More »