Samsung has earned the Common Criteria EAL7 security assurance for a smart card integrated circuit. The certification is for EAL5+ certified IC – Samsung flash 264KB smart card IC for finance. Its security ID is based on 90nm technology.
Samsung leveraged French-based Trusted Labs to provide the testing services. The project took nine months and involved verifying the secure design through mathematics, as well as developing a testing methodology of the Memory Protection Unit of the IC.