Xiamen Lianxin obtained ISO15408- EAL6 safety certification, making it the first domestic chip foundry company to be certified
Alliance Semiconductor Manufacturing (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. ("Lianxin") announced that its plant has obtained the German Federal Office for Information Securiy (BSI) ISO 15408 security certification EAL6. This is also the first chip foundry in China to receive this certification. This means that Xiamen Lianxin can provide semiconductor manufacturing foundry services with the highest level of security and will effectively expand its development in financial IC, electronic certificate and other markets.
It is reported that ISO 15408 is a security evaluation standard for information security related products or systems. It is led by the German BSI and has become an international standard certification. It is also the world's most stringent security system evaluation standard. The ISO 15408 security verification level is divided into EAL1 to EAL7 from low to high. At present, EAL6 is the highest level that can be certified by the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Lianxin obtained the EAL6 level certification, representing the security protection of the production process provided by Lianxin, which has met the requirements of most security products, covering various applications such as electronic certificates, electronic banking, and electronic payment.
ISO 15408 is divided into two categories: Product Certification and Site Certification. Product certification is for individual products, and each safety product must pass certification in order to obtain its own product certificate. On-site verification is for the operation site, and the certification is owned by the company to which the operation site belongs. Lianxin passed the on-site verification to indicate that its factory area has reached a certain safety standard, and all safety products produced for customers within the validity period of the certification need not be re-certified.
With the increase of people's emphasis on information security, electronic certificates, electronic banking, and electronic payment have increasingly demanded security chips. Taking bank financial IC cards as an example, in order to promote the industrial upgrade and sustainable development of China's bank cards, the Chinese financial system has comprehensively promoted the application of financial IC cards. Beginning January 1, 2015, banks across the country will issue UnionPay Financial IC cards, and magnetic stripe cards will gradually withdraw from the stage of history. According to the financial IC card application work schedule deployed by the People's Bank of China, at the end of 2015, the proportion of non-acceptable POS terminals in 110 financial IC card public service areas increased by at least 20 percentage points year-on-year; since January 1, 2016, Card-issuing banks, bank card clearing institutions, and other mobile financial services are mainly based on financial IC card chips with card transactions. Under the guidance of the People's Bank of China, the development prospects of the financial IC card market are bright.
In addition, the market for transportation cards and ETC smart cards is also expanding. China will enter the first year of 5G commercial use in 2019. With the advent of the 5G communication era, the market for eSIM products in the field of communication smart cards and the Internet of Things is expected to usher in new development opportunities. According to data released by IC Shaojun, chairman of the IC Design Branch of the China Semiconductor Industry Association, on ICCAD, Chinese smart card companies increased from 71 to 102 in 2018, and sales increased by 24.6% to 17.21 billion yuan.
Xu Zhiqing, CEO and Vice Chairman of Lianxin said, "ISO15408 certification is the foundation for gaining the trust of customers and an important passport for the company to expand its business. It is a great honor for Lianxin to become the first local chip foundry company to receive the ISO15408 EAL6 level award. , Which proves that the rigorous security protection of Lianxin in the production of safety products has obtained international affirmation and recognition. This will help our customers save time and cost of product certification, accelerate the time to market of their products, and make Lianxin become our customers. Best partner. "
Editor-in-chief: Chen Bingxin