Crocus Technology, a developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductors, and Morpho announced an agreement to develop and commercialize a smart card based on Crocus’ Magnetic-Logic-Unit (MLU) technology.
Under the terms of the agreement, Crocus will develop an MLU-based secure microcontroller which Morpho will integrate into its smart card products. The secure microcontroller product will be compliant with the latest quality and security standards.
Crocus’ MLU is based on a magnetic architecture and is a scalable evolution of its Thermally Assisted Switching technology. MLU enables practical implementation of advanced logic and memory capabilities. Previous generations of smart card designs have been based on Flash memory technology and this application of MLU is a first in the smart card and microcontroller semiconductor market segments.
Crocus’s MLU technology is different from other memory technologies including low power usage, high speed, unlimited read and write cycles, inherent non-volatility, and new logic capability.