STMicroelectronics and Kudelski Group Partner to develop a M-commerce Secure 3G Java SIM/USIM Card S

Sunday 12 October 2003 09:57 CET | News

STMicroelectronics and the Kudelski Group have signed a framework development and license agreement to provide a 3G Secure JavaCard system solution.

This system solution consists of an advanced background compatible 3G SIM/USIM card with a revolutionary design enabling telecom operators as well as third-party application providers to easily design and deploy new mobile services with the utmost security features. The jointly developed solution represents a truly open and standard-compliant card in the telecom market. It will be deployed in the course of the first half of 2004. The solution is expected to reduce time-to-market for card manufacturers and network operators supplying state-of-the-art mobile applications on 3G Java SIM/USIM solutions for the GSM, UMTS and W-CDMA markets. Java Card technology enables software applications, or applets, to be developed independently from the operating system in use and also allows multiple applications to co-exist securely on a single smart card. The agreement between the two companies provides a global framework within which they will work closely together, sharing technical and marketing expertise to deliver secure smart card-based mobile solutions to the market place. The combination of the ST22L128 secure microcontroller in STs 0.18 micron EEPROM technology with NagraCards Smart JUIC software creates a highly advanced solution for the wireless market. The system solution, which is WIM ready, incorporates powerful cryptographic functions to provide the critical mutual authentication of subscribers with networks, as well as to support encryption and the digital signatures essential for non-repudiation of commercial transactions with a full Public Key Infrastructure. Card manufacturers and network operators can now deploy an M-commerce 3G JavaCard technology on a secure silicon platform at a competitive price. The ST22L128 product is the latest in the highly successful ST22 platform of products. The secure microcontroller benefits from the security features of the platform combined with state-of-the-art 0.18 micron technology. The 128Kbytes of EEPROM, 246Kbytes of ROM and 8Kbytes of RAM combined with an enhanced 32-bit RISC CPU make the device an ideal platform. NagraCards Smart JUIC features complete 2G/3G functionality on JavaCard and integrates a patented relational database mechanism pushing further the boundaries of application deployment and remote management for operators and third parties.

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