Samsung has released a smart all-in-one fingerprint security IC for biometric payment cards.

With enhanced security capabilities offered by Samsung’s exclusive fingerprint authentication algorithm and anti-spoofing technology. 

The new security IC solution integrates a fingerprint sensor, Secure Element, and Secure Processor on one chip.


Samsung fingerprint security

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced its

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in innovative semiconductor technology, today unveiled the S3B512C, a new fingerprint security IC with increased security features.

The new solution is EMVCo and CC EAL 6+ certified, and it meets Mastercard’s latest Biometric Evaluation Plan Summary (BEPS) criteria for biometric payment cards.

Samsung S3B512C Secure Element

“The S3B512C integrates a fingerprint sensor, Secure Element (SE), and Secure Processor, providing an additional layer of authentication and security in payment cards,” said Kenny Han, Samsung Electronics’ Vice President of System LSI Marketing.

“The S3B512C is primarily developed for payment cards, but it can also be used in cards that require extremely secure authentications, such as student or employee identity, membership, or building access,” according to the manufacturer.

fingerprint security IC for biometric
fingerprint security IC for biometric

All in One fingerprint solution and sensor

The new security IC is the industry’s first all-in-one security chip solution, featuring a fingerprint sensor that reads biometric information, a tamper-proof SE that stores and authenticates encrypted data, and a Secure Processor that analyzes and processes data.

The S3B512C can help card producers minimize the number of chips required and streamline card design procedures for biometric payment cards by combining three critical features onto a single chip.

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Biometric payment cards

Biometric payment cards with the new security IC incorporated will allow for faster and safer interactions while completing transactions.

Because it confirms the cardholder’s identification using a unique and securely saved fingerprint, biometric authentication eliminates the need to enter a PIN on a keypad and also prevents fraudulent transactions with lost or stolen cards.

The solution’s encrypted fingerprint data is stored in a SE that has been certified by EMVCo and CC EAL 6+, two globally recognized security standards.

The new IC has a patented fingerprint authentication algorithm and a Secure Processor that extracts and analyzes the unique features of the fingerprint put on the sensor to safely and reliably authenticate the user’s identification.

Furthermore, the chip’s anti-spoofing technology stops unauthorized users from bypassing the security system by using illegitimate means like fake fingerprints.

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