Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics, NXP Semiconductors Germany, as Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and Gemalto, are working together to develop a high-security chip card platform, according to the EETimes.com.
The companies will participate in the $19.4 million project called [email protected] which is doing the technical work for the introduction of an smart card ID format valid throughout the EU.
Other participants include id3Semiconductors, CEA-Leti, Precise Biometrics, Compuworx, oksystem, and Esterel Technologies.
The group is also working on specifications for readers and other technologies that the card would be used with. With [email protected] holders will be able to identify themselves electronically and carry out biometric authentication on the Internet.
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