Grenoble-based Tiempo Secure is teaming with Seoul-based Secure Platforms Technology (SP-Tek) to market smart card chips equipped with the JavaCard OS. Their combined offer is targeting smart card manufacturers in the Americas, who are supporting the current migration from magnetic stripe to EMV smart cards.
Tiempo Secure’s dual-interface secure microcontroller TESIC-SC is built around the company’s patented asynchronous design technology. As Tiempo Secure’s chips are clockless, they bring additional security and a faster execution speed, especially in contactless mode, because they can adapt dynamically according to the strength of RF communication. Thanks to faster speed and higher security, Tiempo Secure’s TESIC-SC is ideally suited to develop EMV payment applications.
SP-Tek is a technology intensive company founded by a group of kernel engineers and cryptography specialists. As a true believer in the potential of open platform technologies, SP-Tek has developed a JavaCard based operating system fully compatible with GlobalPlatform standards.
Tiempo Secure’s TESIC-SC chip, together with SP-Tek’s JavaCard EMV operating system, will be submitted for EMVCo certification in early 2016 and be commercially available soon after.
TESIC-SC is composed of dual-interface secure microcontrollers that target contact and contactless transactions such as banking payment, open loop ticketing and secure identification. Tiempo Secure’s chips rely on an innovative and patented clockless design technology developed by Tiempo.
SP-Tek is well known with its high level technology that realizes secure, reliable, and high performance products. SP-Tek’s products, SP series, are widely used in the world for payment (EMV), national ID (eID), and transportation cards. SP-Tek has proved its credibility and superior engineering capability in offering all kinds of software solutions (COS, applets, PKI, etc.) for smart cards through its long history.
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