CARTES & IDentification 2011: Infineon Presents First eFlash Microcontrollers on 65 Nanometer for Chip Card and Security Applications

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 first samples of the 65 nanometer (nm) embedded flash (eFlash) microcontrollers (MCUs) targeting chip card and security applications. This results from the development and production partnership for 65nm eFlash MCUs Infineon and TSMC established in 2009.

First products to be ramped in high volume will be microcontrollers for SIM card applications. Process and product qualification is scheduled for the second half of 2012. In the highly competitive security IC market the production on 65nm technology means a considerable competitive advantage due to a gain in efficiency through significantly reduced chip sizes in comparison to former technologies. Additionally, the production based on 300mm wafers compared to 200mm leads to further increased productivity.

“We are proud to present first results of our successful partnership with TSMC for the 65nm eFlash technology,” said Pantelis Haidas, Division Vice President Operations of Chip Card & Security at Infineon Technologies. “We have enabled this state-of-the-art 300mm wafer-based technology in a production environment fully certified according to the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation. Thus, we created an excellent foundation for providing a broad range of chip card and security applications within the next years.”

“Infineon is an acknowledged leader in a number of technology and application segments. They have a world-class reputation in embedded flash development and have earned the respect of the chip card industry for their product quality and innovation. We’re proud to continue our strong development collaboration with Infineon and building a stable and long-term production relationship,” said Jason Chen, Senior Vice President, World Wide Sales and Marketing, TSMC.

The 65nm eFlash technology for chip card and security applications will support Infineon’s innovation focus on tailored security that offers the appropriate level of security at the best cost-performance ratio, for applications in the smart card form factor and beyond. Infineon also has extended its 300mm partnership with TSMC to its 90nm eFlash node.

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 J 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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