Cartes 2015: Infineon wins prestigious "SESAMES Awards" in two categories and presents certified security for the connected world

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Nov 18, 2015 | Market News

Munich, Germany and Paris, France – November 18, 2015 – At this year’s Cartes Secure Connexions event in Paris, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is presenting security solutions beyond smart card applications ranging from mobile payment to the Internet of Things (IoT). Last night, Infineon was honored with the “SESAMES” in two categories on occasion of the show. Other highlights at Cartes 2015 include the highest security certificate for new security chips addressing next generation passports.

OPTIGA™ Trust E wins the “SESAMES Award” in the categories of “Best IT Security Solution” and “Golden SESAMES”

The internationally acclaimed “SESAMES Award” competition recognizes the best innovations of the year in digital security. The winners in ten different categories, selected by a broad panel of independent industry experts, were announced last night in Paris. The OPTIGA Trust E security solution from Infineon is the winner in the category “Best IT solution”. Additionally, this security solution was honored with the “Golden SESAMES” - a special category on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the awards. The “Golden SESAMESE” was voted by the full jury honoring the most impressive solution among all winners of the ten categories.

The OPTIGA Trust E is an easily implementable solution to protect capital equipment and Intellectual Property (IP) from being attacked, analyzed, copied and modified. Enhanced authentication as well as secured storage of software codes and product data improve network and supply chain management. The security solution helps manufacturers of high value goods to safeguard their IP and protect their brand through assured quality and safety of their products. Target applications range from industrial automation systems and smart home solutions to consumer and medical devices.

Highest security certificate for new SLE 78 mega memory security chip

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) awarded Infineon’s SLE 78 based on “Integrity Guard" technology with the highest security certificate according to Common Criteria EAL 6+ (high). The SLE 78 stands out with industry’s highest memory density of up to 1.1 Mbytes.

Large memory density on extremely small space is essential to meet the latest LDS 2.0 standard of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). LDS 2.0 requires secured storage of personal and biometric data as well as electronic visas, entry and exit stamps on electronic passports. Furthermore, to process large amounts of data as quickly as possible at border controls, the SLE 78 security controller uses the VHBR (Very-High-Bit-Rate) protocol. The VHBR protocol is compliant to ISO/IEC 14443 with a 6.8 Mbit/s data rate and improves the stability of contactless communication between the electronic passport and the corresponding reader.

Further information about Infineon’s security solutions is available at

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  • Thomas Fitzek, Vice President Marketing Chip Card & Security division, receives the "Golden SESAMES" on behalf of Infineon.
    Thomas Fitzek, Vice President Marketing Chip Card & Security division, receives the "Golden SESAMES" on behalf of Infineon.
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