January 24, 2014 -
Infineon has announced that its security controllers have been selected for a deployment of eID cards in the Slovak Republic.
According to the company, 20 of the 35 countries around the world that have introduced eIDs with online functions are in Europe. More than 70 percent of these European deployments include technology from Infineon.
According to EUROSMART, the international association of the smart card industry, a total of more than 150 million eID cards with an online feature had been issued in European countries by the end of 2013.. In 2014 alone, EUROSMART forecasts growth of 14 percent for all types of sovereign documents.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, Infineon recently announced an agreement with Oracle to provide secure smart card solutions for the development of government applications. According to Infineon, it will introduce the industry’s first security controller using Oracle’s implementation of Java Card 3.0 Classic. The new card will include Infineon’s SLE 78 with Integrity Guard.
Infineon also recently announced that it will supply security chips for Kosovan passports with SAC protocol.