Samsung unveiled a new fingerprint security IC (integrated circuit) for payment cards. The S3B512C integrates a fingerprint security integrated circuit that integrates a fingerprint reader, a tamper-proof secure element, and a secure processor into a single chip.
Interestingly, Samsung claims that the S3B512C can help card makers reduce the number of chips required on payment cards.
Combining three different functions into a single chip will help card makers reduce the number of chips required and optimize card design processes for biometric payment cards.
Cards with the new chip will allow faster and safer payments, as this eliminates the need to pin on a keypad. The risk of fraudulent transactions using stolen cards is also significantly reduced.
The encrypted fingerprint data is stored in the SE certified for EMVCo and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 6+ (CC EAL 6+).A proprietary fingerprint identification algorithm works with Secure Processor to securely and accurately verify the user’s identity. There is also an anti-spoofing technology that prevents unauthorized users from bypassing the security system through means such as artificial fingerprints.
“S3B512C integrates a fingerprint sensor, Secure element (SE), and Secure processor, adding an extra layer of authenticity and security to payment cards.” Said Kenny Han, Vice President, Systems LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics.
” it is primarily designed for payment cards, but can also be used on cards that require highly secure authentication, such as student or employee identification, membership, or building access.”
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