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Infineon, Datasonic Joint Solution recognised for Malaysia’s MyKad

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) recognized National Registration Department (NRD) for enabling a quantum leap in public sector identity application and providing exemplary services to Malaysian citizens with MyKad. Jointly developed by Infineon Technologies chip solution and Datasonic’s technology – MyKad is a multi-purpose smart identity card.  With Infineon’s SLE 78 security chip protecting users’ data at the core, MyKad was brought to operation through Datasonic’s smart card personalisation solution, consumables, and technical support and maintenance services to NRD.

According to Common Criteria EAL 6+, Infineon SLE 78 based on “Integrity Guard” technology has bag accolades from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) with the highest security certificate.

The Infineon chip SLE 78 stands out with “Integrity Guard” digital security that reacts autonomously to security threats. At the core of this self-checking design is a duo of CPU that performs a continuous self-check of all operations. Another key element of Integrity Guard is the comprehensive encryption over the whole data path, leaving no plaintext on the chip. “Integrity Guard” encryption goes beyond conventional concepts and for the first time in chip card history, even calculates with encrypted numbers in the CPU.

In addition, being based on Solid Flash technology, the chip increases flexibility in inventory management, shortens time-to-market and allows secured loading.

NRD was marked with the Radiant Vision Award and Radiant Service Award respectively.


Santanu Mukherjee

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