PHOENIX -- On Semiconductor here today announced its GIC100 smart-card interface controller will be used in a chip set for smart-card readers by Gemplus S.A. of France. The smart-card interface controller was created for Gemplus by On Semiconductor's European Design Center in Toulouse, France, and will be fabricated with a BiCMOS technology.
"The new GIC100 interface chip is "an essential part of our roadmap to provide our customers with solutions that accelerate the growth of future technologies in the e-business market," said Dominique Dumortier, director of On Semiconductor's Europe, Middle-East and Africa Analog Product Operations.
Gemplus' GemCore chip set has been designed to simplify the integration of a smart-card interfaces into devices for PCs, network computers, keyboards, automatic teller machines (ATMs), vending machines, payphones, point-of-sales terminals, consumer electronics, and set-top boxes. France's Gemplus has been ranked as the world's largest supplier of plastic and smart card-based products by Dataquest Inc.