STARCHIP® Announces Its Third Generation of SIM Controllers

Meyreuil, FRANCE, Jan 16, 2015 - StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrializing Smart Card integrated circuits (IC), today announced the addition of a new generation of controllers intended for SIM/USIM/M2M applications. The SCFXXXI series is the third generation of StarChip controllers optimized through enhanced design features providing tremendous cost-savings. These devices bring the best power, cost, and performance trade-off to the Telecom market. The SCF400I, the first member of the SCFXXXI, is designed to aggressively tackle 3G Java applications that require more powerful, cost-effective and energy-efficient chips. It will be followed by many other devices, under qualification or development, which will cover the demands of 2G, 4G LTE and NFC applications.

Based on CORTUS APS3cd 32-bit Harvard RISC architecture, the SCF400I achieves 25MIPS @25MHz providing very fast execution of Java code. The optimization of the instruction set makes the APS3cd well suited for applications demanding high-speed data processing. The SCF400I, as well as the other SCFXXXI series, is designed using high-performance embedded SuperFlash from SST that maximize the device capabilities to accommodate the growing demand for high speed high capacity memory. Besides, the embedded flash into SCF400I, enhanced by E3 (ECUBE), provides robust data retention with several hundred millions cycles for the best endurance performance in the SIM market.

The SCF400I is supported by a comprehensive set of development tools. Starchip, second generation of development kit, Starbox V2 provides all the necessary components to develop high-quality software in a timely and cost effective manner.

“The SCF400I, The first product of our Third Generation of SIM Controllers family demonstrates very well StarChip’s constant commitment to provide the industry with a comprehensive, rich portfolio of high-performance, highly efficient, cost-optimized devices. We are pleased with the design enhancements incorporated, over the last months, in our new products. ” said Yves Fusella, StarChip’s CTO. “StarChip already sold more than 500 million units of its first and 2nd generation of SIM controllers and now thanks to SCF400I, alongside the other new SIM products, we will be able to strengthen our position in the mobile market.”

The SCF400I is available now for sampling in DIL, Card or wafer form. For additional information, contact StarChip® Sales at sales[at]starchip-ic[dot]com

About StarChip®:
StarChip® is a dynamic semiconductor company that enables customers to directly benefit from our 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.
StarChip® products are based on state-of-the art, Flash-based 32-bit architectures. They are designed to offer maximum integration, providing support for embedded, innovative security technologies, analog functionality and connectivity and control interfaces. The result is a flexible set of solutions that can easily meet the requirements of a wide variety of markets, including smart cards and security, consumer, automotive and industrial applications.

StarChip® contact:
Mounira Bouba
Field Sales Engineer
Tel: +33 1 34 52 20 75
Mob: +33 7 89 67 76 98
Email: Email Contact

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