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Coil-on-Module package technology for Dual Interface eIDs, eDrivers’ licenses or eHealth Cards

For the first time worldwide, Infineon successfully introduced the Dual Interface CoM package technology with a wired card antenna. It can be fully integrated in the card material made of robust polycarbonate which is a prerequisite for producing highly secure official documents with particularly long validity.Infineon Technologies AG today announced the availability of its “Coil on Module” (CoM) package technology for official documents. The technology simplifies and improves manufacturing of electronic identification cards (eID), electronic drivers’ licenses or health insurance cards with both contact-based as well as contactless interface. Holders of these Dual Interface cards are able to use existing infrastructure as well as new and convenient contactless applications at e.g. government offices or at doctor’s offices.


SeManTiK: New Test Methods and Simulation Models for Contactless eIDs

SeManTiK: New Test Methods and Simulation Models for Contactless eIDsSeManTiK sets standards in international standardisation for contactless smart cards 

Electronic identity documents (eIDs) in the form of contactless smartcards will in future be more than just proof of identity. They could additionally serve as multi-functional cards that can be used in many other areas of everyday life: for instance, as a public transport ticket, as company ID or as a library card. This is indeed consumer-friendly, but will expose the smartcards to greater pressure than before.


Giesecke & Devrient Wins Another Major Contract from Iraq

Giesecke & Devrient Wins Another Major Contract from Iraq The Republic of Iraq has commissioned Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide an end-to-end solution for an electronic personal ID card. As a general contractor, G&D will provide smart cards, the entire personalization system, the IT and data acquisition infrastructure, and the associated services. This includes technical support and maintenance. The contract was awarded following an international invitation to tender by the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior. The contract has a minimum term of five years.


Giesecke & Devrient Contracted to Supply Passports to Iraq

Specimen passport from G&DGiesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been contracted by the Republic of Iraq to produce and deliver the Iraqi passports for the next years. These passports will be machine-readable and meet the requirements laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for international travel.


Republic of Kosovo Introduces NFC-/RFID-based ID Card

A host of applications are stored on the card’s chip, including a travel application containing biometric data that conforms to both ICAO and EU standards, and the well-known electronic ID function that is also found on Germany’s ID cards. When using the Internet to deal with public authorities, banks, or retailers online, card holders now have a secure way of providing proof of identity. What is more, this new form of ID supports the creation of legally binding electronic signatures. (Image: G&D)The Republic of Kosovo has chosen Giesecke & Devrient to manufacture and deliver its multifunctional, electronic, and entirely contactless smart ID cards. As prime contractor, the Munich-based technology company is assuming responsibility for all aspects of project management as well as for system development and manufacture of the cards.

Sub-contractor for the Automated Fingerprint Inspection System (AFIS) and for the smartcard personalization machinery is Berlin-based Bundesdruckerei GmbH. G&D is also in charge of implementing and structuring all system components necessary to support every step in the ID documentation process, from applying for a card to delivering it. These new ID cards, which the Republic of Kosovo will begin issuing to its citizens by the end of this year, are among the most up-to-date smart ID cards in use anywhere in the world.



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