Infineon honored with Sesames Award for Secure Transport Solution: Industry’s First Security Chip Compliant to Future-Oriented CIPURSE™ Standard and Existing Industry Implementations

Nov 6, 2012 | Market News

Neubiberg, Germany and Paris, France – November 6, 2012 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has been awarded the chip card industry’s prestigious Sesames Award 2012 for the most innovative product in the category Transportation. The SOLID FLASH™-based SLS 32TLC security controller from Infineon is the industry’s first solution that supports conventional public transportation implementations as well as CIPURSE™, the newly defined open standard for the transport industry. It is the ideal migration product to upgrade existing Mifare Classic compliant transport solutions to the more advanced and secure CIPURSE standard based on state of the art AES128 encryption.

The award was announced yesterday on the eve of the opening of the Cartes 2012 trade show in Paris (November 6-8, 2012). An international panel of independent experts active in the chip card industry selected the winners in ten different categories from a total of 475 submissions.

“We are pleased to provide the industry’s first security controller for transport applications that complies with both existing Mifare Classic compatible systems and the CIPURSE open standard with higher security levels”, says Thomas Rosteck, Vice President & General Manager Secure Mobile & Transaction of the Chip Card & Security Division at Infineon Technologies. “Infineon will offer CIPURSE products for a broad range of contactless applications such as limited use tickets, multi application cards and NFC-based mobile payment applications.”

The security chip features outstanding robustness and significantly enhanced contactless technology crucial for flexible and efficient access control and transit fare solutions. With this CIPURSE-compatible security controller, operators and transport agencies take advantage of high-level, microprocessor-based transactions. These will be available on smart cards, mobile phones and similar devices for highly flexible applications such as monthly or annual tickets and loyalty programs.

CIPURSE is an open standard for secure transport fare collection solutions defined by the OSPT Alliance and supported by leading technology companies such as Giesecke & Devrient, Infineon Technologies, INSIDE Secure and Oberthur technologies. Further information about the OSPT alliance is available at

About Sesames Awards

The Sesames Awards reward the most innovative professionals in the fields of smart cards, digital security, identification, secure transactions and contactless technologies. The competition is open to all innovative projects in the relevant sectors. Competing companies range from start-ups to SME’s to the largest multi-nationals. The Sesames represent an unrivalled seal of approval in innovation and are regarded as global standards for card manufacturers and related industries. The Sesames Awards reward the best projects in ten categories. Infineon has been awarded the Sesames for the sixth time. Further information is available at

Security for the connected world

With its core competences in the areas of security, contactless communication and integrated microcontroller solutions (Embedded Control), Infineon offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor security products for many chip card and security applications. With this expertise, Infineon is improving security in our increasingly connected world, for example for mobile payments, for system security and secure official electronic documents. Infineon has been developing innovative solutions in the area of chip-based security for over 25 years and has been a global market leader for the last 15 years. Further information on chip card and security solutions from Infineon is available at

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at

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