Samsung 'Secu-NFC Chip' Enables Secure Mobile Payment Announced

Samsung has announced its new system-in-package (SIP) near field communications (NFC) chip, dubbed the SENHRN1, which is based on Samsung's proven in-house expertise and experience in smartcard ICs, which involves advanced RF sensitivity features and enhanced data encryption technologies, and its wealth of package technology, utilizing advanced SIP technology, revealed Samsung."The new Secu-NFC chip combines […]

Samsung has announced its new system-in-package (SIP) near field communications (NFC) chip, dubbed the SENHRN1, which is based on Samsung's proven in-house expertise and experience in smartcard ICs, which involves advanced RF sensitivity features and enhanced data encryption technologies, and its wealth of package technology, utilizing advanced SIP technology, revealed Samsung.

"The new Secu-NFC chip combines a NFC controller and a secure element storing personal information and security keys with advanced encryption technologies, a prerequisite for reliable and efficient mobile payment on NFC-enabled mobile devices," the company said.

Samsung Secu-NFC chip

In a company's official blog, Samsung explains "The new Secu-NFC chip, packaged as a SIP, has identical form factor measurements (4.3mm X 4.3mm X 1.0mm) as a standalone NFC chip. This raises the area space efficiencies on mobile devices. The pin-to-pin compatibility also allows mobile device's designers to immediately adopt the new solution without additional cost, engineering and design efforts."

"The embedded secure element has a 760 Kilobyte (KB) high-density flash memory providing users with sufficient capacity to store one's choice of diverse mobile services such as credit card codes, e-money, transportation transaction/payment services, coupon services and more," said Samsung.

The company said "NFC controller has an enhanced battery-off feature so it remains active for payment transactions even when the mobile device is discharged. Additionally, an embedded single wire protocol interface, allows consumers to enjoy the full breadth of services available by using U-SIM as well as the embedded secure element."

The new Samsung NFC solution will be on display at CARTES 2011 from November 15th through 17th at the Samsung booth # 3 C 035 in hall 3 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center.