Samsung Introduces New Data Security Chip Solution for Mobile Devices

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a provider of advanced semiconductor technology, has introduced a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 5+ certified Secure Element (SE) turnkey solution for mobile devices, the company said.

The new SE offers a strong security solution, consisting of a security chip (S3K250AF) and optimized software, that fully guards private data on an isolated data storage.

From checking emails and making online-payments to replacing house keys and airplane tickets, smart devices continue to offer more applications that enforce stronger security requirements. Samsung´s new turnkey solution is a dedicated tamper-resistant strongbox that securely stores users´ confidential and cryptographic data such as pin numbers, passwords and even crypto-currency credentials separate from the typical mobile memory such as embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS).

The S3K250AF-based SE combines a microcontroller, advanced hardware-level protection and an optimized secure OS. With a CC EAL 5+ certified-hardware, the highest level received by a mobile component, and dedicated protection software, the solution ensures top-notch security assurance on mobile devices.

Samsung´s new SE solution is currently in mass production and is featured in Samsung´s recently announced Galaxy S20 series smartphones.

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