Samsung announced today its new system-in-package (SIP) near field communications (NFC) chip, the SENHRN1. The new Secu-NFC chip combines a NFC controller and a secure element storing personal information and security keys with advanced encryption technologies.
"Mobile payment, ticketing, data sharing, electronic ID card functions are some of the diverse user services enabled by NFC technology, which is becoming a key service enabler on emerging convergence technologies," said Dojun Rhee, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung's new secure NFC solution with its high data storage capacity provides consumers with ample room to expand operation service and features to deliver the ultimate user experience."
Samsung's 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. 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.
Moreover, Samsung secures various payment solutions including operation systems required for mobile payment services in respective regions and countries, including Europe, North America and China.
Samsung's 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.
Samsung is currently sampling the the SENHRN1 to its customers.