NFC secure element enables smart wearable devices

6th November 2014
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
NFC secure element enables smart wearable devices

The Boosted NFC Secure Element from Infineon Technologies is being supplied to Watchdata Technologies for it’s Sharkey smart wearable devices. These devices, which are available as smart watches or wristbands, enable a mobile lifestyle, operating as secure bank cards when shopping or contactless tickets when taking public transportation combined with personal sport management functions.

At the Cartes Secure Connexions Event in Paris, Watchdata introduced Sharkey as one of the first smart wearable devices available on the market with contactless payment and transport ticketing functionality.

According to Infineon, an ultra-small NFC antenna allows the Boosted NFC Secure Element to utilise a PCB footprint at least 80% smaller than conventional solutions.

“Modern society is increasingly connected and going mobile. We are delighted to contribute our security and contactless expertise for one of the first smart wearable devices available on the market," said Stefan Hofschen, Division President Chip Card & Security, Infineon Technologies. “Infineon has been providing security solutions to protect users’ digital data for more than 30 years - and we are strongly committed to bring this expertise to smart applications in the IoT to support a sustainable new way of communication and living."

Jack Pan, Vice President, International Business, Watchdata Technologies, commented: “The Secure Element from Infineon can be seamlessly integrated into our smart wearable device while providing sophisticated security functions and excellent contactless performance."

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