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STARCHIP Receives a PASS Verdict

As part of the Common Criteria EAL5+ process, for the Evaluation of its Design Site

StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrializing Smart Card ICs, today announced that as part of CC EAL5+ certification of its banking and ID products, the company has been audited with a PASS verdict according to Common Criteria (CC) 3.1 rev 4 site visit requirements.

The company recently moved its headquarters and development center to a new location equipped with the latest security systems and fully compliant with the highly demanding Common Criteria certification processes.
The audit performed by Thales Communications & Security (ANSSI Licensed Laboratory) covers CC requirements in terms of Development Security (ALC_DVS.2) and Configuration Management Capabilities (ALC_CMC.4).

The positive audit result is in line with the company objective of becoming a worldwide leader providing high reliable embedded security solutions. StarChip is currently developing a broad portfolio of products aimed at addressing the ID and banking markets. Achieving CC certification will help position the company as a key player security expert of the smart card industry.

"This successful audit, resulting from the hard work of our dedicated technical team, is in line with our global strategy of providing the highest security level to our products. It attests to StarChip's commitment to becoming a long-term leading supplier of secure solutions to address the Smart Secure Device markets for Telecom, Banking, Government ID, NFC" said Yves Fusella, CTO of StarChip.

Chip card security and certification have become strong requirements in all the Smart Card market segments which are all converging to top-range products. With this certification, StarChip will not only capitalize on the success of its current SIM family, but it will also be able to introduce its solutions for the banking and ID markets smoothly following this international recognition.

About StarChip:
StarChip is a dynamic semiconductor company that enables customers to directly benefit from its unique, optimized value-chain system. We design and qualify products for mass production, then license our solutions for purchase directly by our customers, through qualified foundries and test houses.

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