STMicroelectronics announced today that it had entered into an agreement with Entrust Datacard to participate in its Card Validation Program (CVP). This program will allow ST to validate the compatibility of its STPay EMV smart-card solutions with Datacard personalization solutions prior to full implementation.
ST is participating in the CVP program to make it faster and simpler for customers to deploy the Company’s comprehensive STPay family of smart-card chips that are aimed at banking and other payment applications such as public transport.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Entrust Datacard, as they are a known leader in the industry,” said Marie-France Florentin, General Manager, Secure Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “The CVP program ensures that our chips are validated and work well with Datacard solutions, while it also gives our customers peace of mind when they know that their investment is tested and proven before production of their end-customers’ cards begins.”
Through this program, ST will be offering its extensive portfolio of STPay EMV payment smart-card solutions, including Java and Multos operating systems and covering a wide range of payment applications such as Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, or JCB, in Contact and Dual-Interface modes. Based on the latest ST31 ARM ® SC000 processing platform, the STPay family provides one of the most comprehensive sets of solutions available today and comes with security certifications according to EMVCo and Common Criteria EAL6+ level.
“We are excited to be working with ST,” said Jeff Davison, vice president of global solutions and professional services for Entrust Datacard. “Given the complexity and secure design of smart cards, it’s imperative that card manufacturers and suppliers ensure that their cards are working with personalization systems on the market today and the CVP program provides that verification.”