CARTES & IDentification 2011: Infineon Provides World’s First Chips Compliant to Open Standard CIPURSE™ for Secure Transit Fare Collection Solutions and NFC

Nov 14, 2011 | Business & Financial Press

Neubiberg, Germany and Paris, France – November 14, 2011 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced the availability of world’s first security chip solutions compliant to the open standard CIPURSE for public transport applications. Providing CIPURSE compliant products for tickets and mobile payment applications, Infineon meets the crucial demand of transport operators for flexible and efficient access control and transit fare solutions with a high level of security. Besides, Infineon wants to accelerate the way towards solutions compliant to open standards.

With a dedicated CIPURSE controller, Infineon offers a security chip public transport companies can easily and efficient implement in tickets or cards. It allows secure access to trains and buses as well as secure, interoperable and flexible automatic fare collection implementations. The CIPURSE controller is fully compliant with the CIPURSE security specifications of the OSPT Alliance. It’s the first of several CIPURSE compliant products for public transport applications Infineon will launch within the near future.

Furthermore, Infineon launches today first CIPURSE compliant NFC (Near Field Communication) Secure Elements. This allows transport providers to introduce secure ticket purchase and access control via NFC enabled mobile devices. Infineon offers CIPURSE functionality for NFC Secure Elements using Single Wire Protocol (SWP) as well as for embedded Secure Elements (eSE) with Digital Contact Less Bridge (DCLB) interfaces. SWP is the standardized interface between a NFC SIM card and a NFC modem. SWP can run up to 1.7 Mbit/s and, as standard, it supports all types of contactless transactions. The DCLB interface is a freely available and globally open solution offering a fast (848kbit/s) and transparent connection between an embedded Secure Element and a NFC modem. Offered as standalone chip, or coupled with an NFC modem, the embedded Secure Element is a highly secure controller featuring Infineon’s innovative security technology Integrity Guard.

The CIPURSE system will ease the deployment of NFC solutions to be used in ticketing and transport applications. It operates on standard infrastructures and does not require specific terminal and specific Trusted Service Management (TSM). CIPURSE offers a clear and transparent licensing scheme also for the NFC users.

“We’re pleased that one of OSPT´s members, Infineon, now introduces the first CIPURSE compliant security solution based on OSPT specifications”, said Axel Lange, President of the OSPT Alliance. “This is a significant step forward to globally stimulate the implementation of secure open standard transport applications.”

About the CIPURSE Open Standard

CIPURSE defines a common feature set that allows to be implemented in different devices such as smart cards, NFC enabled phones and Secure Access Modules (SAM). It’s based on ISO 7816 and features an authentication scheme based on Advanced Encryption Standard AES128, a secure messaging protocol as well as a minimum mandatory file types and a minimum mandatory command set. The global open CIPURSE standard ensures the availability of a broad variety of products by different suppliers across the whole supply chain. Furthermore, it will support more secure, flexible design and deployment and fosters a broad range of cost-effective and interoperable automatic fare collection solutions.

About the OSPT Alliance

The OSPT Alliance is an international association chartered to define a new open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions. It provides industry education, creates workgroup opportunities and catalyzes the development and adoption of innovative fare collection technologies, applications and services. The OSPT Alliance was founded by leading technology companies - Giesecke & Devrient, Infineon Technologies, INSIDE Secure and Oberthur Technologies - and membership is open to technology providers, transit operators, consultants, solution vendors, government agencies and other stakeholders in the transit ecosystem. For additional information, please visit

Further information about Infineon’s NFC solutions is available at

Infineon at the CARTES & IDentification 2011

Infineon presents its Chip Card & Security solutions at the “CARTES & IDentification 2011” trade show in Paris, France (November 15-17) at its booth 4J 002 in hall 4. Further information on the Infineon’s show highlights at “CARTES & IDentification” 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 2010 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 3.295 billion with approximately 26,650¹ employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. 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

¹ Mentioned number of employees contains about 3,075 employees of the wireless mobile phone business (Wireless Solutions), which was sold to Intel Corporation.

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